[icecast] syntax for playlist

Thomas Spellman thomas at thosmos.com
Mon Jan 27 22:51:17 UTC 2003

The directory I use to store my music files is owned and read/writable only by 
the user icecast.  I "su - icecast" to log in as icecast, and have 
/home/icecast as my main icecast directory, so I can do "bin/start_icecast" 
(a shell script with commandline options) and "bin/start_ices".

Hope this helps.


On Monday 27 January 2003 02:45 pm, ronnie at mixsessions.com wrote:
> I should be more specific . What I meant to ask was - is it necessary for
> the directory that icecast streams or serves files from to "everyone" or
> the "world" have at least read permissions. I do plan to experiment with
> the permisions but I was just asking to see if any one had already tried
> this. I like to lock down my system as much as possible.
> Thanks for the help!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David M Dennis <dmd at speakeasy.org>
> To:  "ronnie at mixsessions.com" <ronnie at mixsessions.com>
> Cc:
> Date:
> Subject: Re: [icecast] syntax for playlist
> Correct syntax for names with spaces would be the exact file name as it
> appears in the directory.
> I also use the find /full/path/to/mp3 -name '*.mp3' >
> /etc/icecast/playlist.txt approach.  (Also would work for ogg, I am just on
> icecast-1.3.12, mp3 only)
> Example of one of my playlists:
> /disks/mp3/Apoptygma Berzerk - Enjoy the Silence (Live).mp3
> /disks/mp3/Apoptygma Berzerk - Mourn (APB Remix).mp3
> note - spaces work fine, you dont have to worry about it if you run a find
> to create your playlists.
> As for 'everyone to read' how do you mean -- on a lan with share, or
> the directory is 755, or the directory is served up by icecast to the
> world (the /usr/local/icecast/static dir) ?  Its real hard to know what you
> are trying to do -- why not just chmod 700 /musicdirectory and see if
> icecast works?  if you want it locked down, start testing and see what you
> can make of it.
> -Dave D
> +-------------------------
> + Dave Dennis
> + Seattle, WA
> + dmd at speakeasy.org
> + http://www.bauhaus.nu/dion
> +-------------------------
> On Sun, 26 Jan 2003, ronnie at mixsessions.com wrote:
> > few questions:
> >
> > What would be the correct syntax for mp3 names with spaces ex:
> > /mp3Files/Album Name/Name of the song.mp3
> >
> > Is it necessary for files or mp3's to be in a directory that can be read
> > by everyone?

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