[icecast] content on demand HOWTO available

un un at king.dom.de
Thu Mar 22 16:33:57 PST 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
clients)
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

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