[icecast] a few ices/icecast questions

brian moseley bcm at maz.org
Wed Oct 24 10:24:08 UTC 2001

hiya. i'm using ices 0.2.2 with icecast 1.3.10 and otto 1.0
(a web/db playlist mgmt tool). overall, i'm very pleased
with the setup, but i'm having a few problems.

1) whenever otto plays a track (by exec'ing ices), that same
track keeps playing over and over. i have to direct otto to
kill the track (and the ices process) in order to get it to
play the next track.

i notice this comment in the source for ottojockeyd (the
program that actually execs ices):

    # note: you may need to hack the ices source code so that it will
    # exit after playing one song (instead of looping forever)

is there any real way to tell make ices play a single track
from its playlist and then exit? or do i truly have to
modify the source? if so, what's the right place to make the

2) at any given time, there are two identical ices

root     29336  0.0  1.6  3096 1012 pts/2    S<   20:11
0:00 /usr/bin/ices -s -S builtin -h localhost -p 8001 -P
xxxxxx -n Nirvana Jukebox -u -m / -F
root     29339  0.0  1.6  3096 1012 pts/2    S<   20:11
0:00 /usr/bin/ices -s -S builtin -h localhost -p 8001 -P
xxxxxx -n Nirvana Jukebox -u -m / -F

does ices fork or something? if not, maybe otto is keeping
two alive for some reason. maybe if the ices processes were
exiting after playing a single track re above, i wouldn't
see this.

3) whenever i have the system play tracks encoded at 160,
they sound great. but when one of my few 224 tracks is
played, it's majorly skippy and crap. from my reading of the
icecast and ices manuals, it seems that they will just
stream at the file's bitrate if reencoding is not configured
(i have not). so what could be wrong?

4) what clients support title streaming?

thanks for your help! :)

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