[icecast] liveice SAVE_FILE

Joshua Vickery vickeryj at grinnell.edu
Mon Jul 16 19:26:20 UTC 2001

I too had to deal with this problem for our college radio station
(http://www.grinnell/edu/groups/kdic -- currently off air) and rather than
patching the source, I used a little script which I called using cron jobs
to connect to the source using wget.  Wget won't clobber old files, so if
you don't care about the names, you don't even need the script.  Plus,
using wget you can move the archiving to a separate computer if you


On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Joe Bowser wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jul 2001, Bruno Randolf wrote:
> > does anyone have patch for liveice that the saved files (SAVE_FILE
> > directive in the config file) don't get overwritten if liveice is
> > stopped and started? i think about something like adding the current
> > date and time to the filename...
> > 
> > or ist there some other solution concerning dump (or save) files?
> Well, I like the dumpfile solution myself, because:
> 	* It's simple.  (I tried to figure out how to do this, but
> realize the futility after both ices and MuSE were released.)
> 	* It's independant to the source.  That way if you decide that you
> don't like Liveice (granted it's a good piece of software, but it's
> showing its age) you don't have to figure out how to save the file in the
> other streamer (let it be darkice, MuSE, ices, etc)
> This behaviour by liveice is extremely annoying, expecially when the CRTC
> (The Canadian FCC) demands that you must have records of your broadcasts
> and someone resets the computer and restarts liveice without knowing this.
> BTW: Will ices support live streaming for vorbis?  Or are there other live
> streaming sources out there (like MuSE, which I like, but haven't gotten
> a chance to really stress-test yet.)

Joshua Vickery
Grinnell College
Grinnell IA, 50112
vickeryj at grinnell.edu

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