[icecast] best URL to link to a stream

Dale Ghent daleg at elemental.org
Mon Mar 25 20:08:09 PST 2002



On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Carl Karsten wrote:

|
| Todays problem: I am not sure what the html is to get the player to fire
| up. The goal is: click a link, sit back and relax while the player comes
| up, buffers for about 30 seconds, and starts playing.  I am doing some
| testing, and having mixed results.  Unforunatly, what works on one
| system doesn't allways work on others. I am looking for the works on all
| systems solution. (yea right!)  Is such a thing posible?

I do it by having the link point to a .m3u file, which contains the URL
(such as http://some.server.net:8000/mount) of the stream. Works for most
anyone since .m3u is pretty much universally configured in most browsers
to fire up a mp3 player.

/dale

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