[icecast] ideas for on-demand streaming

Audun Vaaler audunv at snapp.hiof.no
Thu Feb 21 10:09:41 UTC 2002

On Wed, 20 Feb 2002, satchel loftis wrote:
> hey folks,
> i'm setting up an archive of mp3s and need to get an on-demand streaming 
> solution up.
> i've got icecast running well and the streaming is great. the thing is that i 
> need to let folks click a link and start listening from the beginning of an 
> audio file. seems like i could script something to start up a new stream for 
> each user and serve them up a unique url, but that seems a bit clunky. i'm 
> curious if someone else has already invented that wheel, if i've missed a 
> feature somewhere, or if i should be using something other than icecast.
> i've checked the FAQ, mailing list and various help files (icecast, shout) 
> but to no avail. any help would be appreciated.

For on-demand streaming Apache works very well. We run a radio on demand 
service (http://rodcast.hiof.no) and serve files using a combination of 
M3U files generated on the fly and MP3 files available through Apache. 

Audun Vaaler
Computer Engineer, Østfold College, Norway

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