[icecast] gen-mpegurl.m3u source/making a clean weblink to broadcast

satchel loftis satchel at main.nc.us
Fri Mar 29 12:02:14 PST 2002



on Thursday 28 March 2002 22:48, icecast at chile.junglevision.com wrote:
> Hi guys.  I've been running icecast for awhile, and just
> upgraded to the latest version.  Everything works fine,
> nice work.
>
> Here's the deal, I'm still not sure how to make a clean
> link to my broadcast.  On the icecast.org site, it calls
> a cgi-bin file called 'gen-mpegurl.m3u.'  This always
> stars up my broadcast nicely.
>
> Is there anyway to get the source code to gen-mpegurl.m3u,
> so I could do this from my website without needing to
> use an offsite link.   Or what is needed to launch a
> streaming mp3 file from, you know, realaudio, wmp and
> other players out there.
>
> (For me, winamp just plays the stream fine, but linking
> directly from the new realone player or windows media
> player just causes the program to endlessly download.)

<p>i don't have the answer to this, but i'd really love to.

if i get enough info, i'd be willing to put together a FAQ on this aspect of 
getting icecast up and running ("the final piece of the puzzle"), since it 
doesn't seem to be documented.

-satchel

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