[icecast] Re: Simple streamer help
mmarquez at cernet.com.mx
Mon Apr 1 12:53:05 PST 2002
"Static files (http support)
There is support in icecast for streaming files directory from the server
to the client. This is usually handled much more nicely by a real http
server, but if you don't want to go through the hassle of setting up apache
or roxen or whatever, then this might be what you're looking for.
All files must end in .mp3, and they must all be in the file tree rooted at
a directory specified with the static_dir variable. This directory
corresponds to the virtual directory http://server:port/file/. So a file
named stream.mp3 in the static_dir directory can be accessed through a http
request (in a browser or mp3 player or whatever) with the url
...from ICECAST Documentation.
Check my server
<p><p><p><p>At 03:20 p.m. 01/04/02 -0500, you wrote:
>Following up on myself because I just realized I may be barking up the
>wrong tree; if so I apologize for the bandwidth, but would still love it
>if someone could point me in the right direction.
>After reading through the mailing list archives, I think that icecast may
>not be the solution I'm looking for, because I'm hoping to somehow play
>the mp3s on demand from the web browser, not via a separate mp3-playing
>program. My goal is to have the user select a song or a playlist from my
>existing web interface, and have the brownser "render" the songs (I
>suppose that may require a browser plug-in of some sort?). Can this be done?
>Sorry to be dense about all this; if it's not obvious already, I know
>nothing about putting audio on the Internet.
>--On Monday, April 01, 2002 2:42 PM -0500 John Ackermann N8UR
><jra at febo.com> wrote:
>>I am trying to add limited streaming capability to an existing mp3 setup
>>I'm running for internal use at my house.
>>I'm using the "mp3sb" package with a php-based web front-end to pipe
>>music to my stereo; now I want to extend that so I can use the same web
>>interface to stream to computers in the house. I don't want to run shout
>>or another streaming front-end (unless it can be invisible) as I already
>>have a user interface that provides database functions, playlists, etc.
>>and I'm quite happy with it. All I want to do is hack the mp3sb server
>>script to pass the user-selected mp3 file to icecast rather than to
>>So, what I'm looking for is guidance on the simplest way to stream an mp3
>>file into an icecast server. What do I need to feed it, and how? I'll
>>be working with a perl script that can provide the song's title, file
>>location, genre, etc., and I'm sure I can hack it to pass the actual mp3
>>bitstream to icecast if that's needed.
>>I hope this description makes sense. Can anyone guide me in how to
>>jra at febo.com
>>John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com http://www.febo.com
>>President, TAPR n8ur at tapr.org http://www.tapr.org
>John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com http://www.febo.com
>President, TAPR n8ur at tapr.org http://www.tapr.org
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