[icecast] Problems streaming just one file, yet /default works fine.

Geoff Shang gshang at uq.net.au
Tue Aug 27 00:10:22 UTC 2002


first off, it's probably simplest to use your webserver to serve the file.
Second, you need to use a playlist file (pls) or mpegurl (m3u) to launch
your player.  I've not messed with the static streaming in icecast 1.x but
this seems to be what it is trying to do, by generating an.pls file on the

Here's a worked example.  You have a webserver running.  You have a file
called static.mp3 which you want to serve and it's in your documentroot.
Make a text file called static.m3u which contains the URL of static.mp3 as


Save this as, say static.m3u and we'll say it's in your documentroot too,
just for simplicity.  Now, put a link on your webpage pointing at
http:/server/static.m3u.  The m3u file will be downloaded and your player
will be launched.  The player will read the URL in static.m3u and open a
connection to start streaming static.mp3.

you will need to have your webserver set to send the right MIME type for
your content.  MP3 files should be audio/mpeg , M3U should be audio/mpegurl
and pls files should be audio/scpls.  Of course, for this to work, you need
to have a player associated with the content type you use.  The pls format
is a bit more complicated, but not a lot.

Hope this helps somewhat.


Geoff Shang <gshang at uq.net.au>
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