[icecast] content on demand HOWTO available

un un at king.dom.de
Fri Mar 23 00:33:57 UTC 2001

Todd Poston:
> if you point most clients to an mp3 file the entire file must be downloaded
> before it can start playing.

i see. haven't seen this behavior before, but i'm only on linux, so this
doesn't mean much. so, would it also be 'safer' to use a dummy m3u-file
for a stream-url, instead of pointing directly to some
http://server:port/mountpoint ? (in sense of compatibility for various
and does the suffix (*.pls, *.m3u) make any difference? i checked with
xmms & freeamp, both seem to do the same thing, means playing the stream or
file. mpg123 doesn't like it...

> hope that helps explain it

yes, thanks. i haven't spent much thoughts on playing static files, but
a m3u/pls seems pretty useful ;) perfect for creating playlists out of a 
database etc. is there some format description for these playlist files?

thx, uno

--- >8 ----
List archives:  http://www.xiph.org/archives/
icecast project homepage: http://www.icecast.org/
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to 'icecast-request at xiph.org'
containing only the word 'unsubscribe' in the body.  No subject is needed.
Unsubscribe messages sent to the list will be ignored/filtered.

More information about the Icecast mailing list