[icecast] Newbie Problem

Todd Brill tbrill at rackforce.com
Thu Jun 5 02:05:29 UTC 2003

Hi all!

I just finished an install of icecast/iceS but I'm having problems. I
followed the documentation provided here:


to the letter and this is the problem I'm having:

Everything seems to function (icecast runs, iceS runs) and it generates
messages such as:

[root at icecast stream]# bin/ices conf/ices-playlist.xml
[2003-06-04  06:43:17] INFO ices-core/main ices started...
[2003-06-04  06:43:17] INFO signals/signal_usr1_handler Metadata update
requested [2003-06-04  06:43:17] INFO playlist-builtin/playlist_read
Currently playing /home/melmoth/stream/audiofiles/notfound.ogg [2003-06-04
06:43:17] INFO stream/ices_instance_stream Connected to server: [2003-06-04  06:43:17] DBUG
reencode/reencode_page Reinitialising reencoder for new logical stream
[2003-06-04  06:43:17] INFO encode/encode_initialise Encoder initialising in
VBR mode: 2 channel(s), 44100 Hz, quality 3.000000

When I do a netstat -an:

[root at icecast stream]# netstat -an
Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State
tcp        0      0 x.x.x.x:8000*               LISTEN tcp
    0      0 x.x.x.x:8000       x.x.x.x:39113      ESTABLISHED tcp        0
    0 x.x.x.x:39113      x.x.x.x:8000       ESTABLISHED tcp        0      0
x.x.x.x:39112      x.x.x.x:8000       TIME_WAIT

(obviously, 'x.x.x.x' is the proper IP address for the server).

The dynamic webpages work and look fine but when I try and connect using
WinAmp3 (x.x.x.x:8000), I get no sound and I get the display fluctuating between
"Prebuffering" and the name of the stream.

Here is a dump of my access.log:

x.x.x.x - - [04/Jun/2003:06:58:01 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 404 109 "-"
"Nullsoft Winamp3 version 3.0d build 488" 0
x.x.x.x - - [04/Jun/2003:06:58:12 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 404 109 "-"
"Nullsoft Winamp3 version 3.0d build 488" 0
x.x.x.x - - [04/Jun/2003:06:58:16 -0700] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 404 109 "-"
"Nullsoft Winamp3 version 3.0d build 488" 0

<p>and here is error.log:

[2003-06-04  06:57:47] INFO main/main icecast server started
[2003-06-04  06:57:52] INFO connection/_handle_source_request Source logging
in at mountpoint "/silk.ogg"
[2003-06-04  06:57:52] DBUG source/source_main Source creation complete
[2003-06-04  06:58:01] DBUG connection/_handle_get_request Client connected
[2003-06-04  06:58:01] DBUG connection/_handle_get_request Source not found
for client
[2003-06-04  06:58:12] DBUG connection/_handle_get_request Client connected
[2003-06-04  06:58:12] DBUG connection/_handle_get_request Source not found
for client
[2003-06-04  06:58:16] DBUG connection/_handle_get_request Client connected
[2003-06-04  06:58:16] DBUG connection/_handle_get_request Source not found
for client

and here is my icecast.xml:

        <location>Not Currently Used</location>
        <admin>Not Currently Used</admin>







                <loglevel>4</loglevel> <!-- 4 Debug, 3 Info, 2 Warn, 1 Error -->


and my ices-playlist.xml:

<?xml version="1.0"?>

        <background>0</background> <!-- run in background? (unimplemented) -->
        <logpath>/home/melmoth/stream</logpath> <!-- where logs, etc go. -->
        <loglevel>4</loglevel> <!-- 1=error,2=warn,3=info,4=debug -->
        <consolelog>1</consolelog> <!-- set this to 1 to log to the console
                                    of to the file above -->
                        <name>Example stream name</name>
                        <genre>Example genre</genre>
                        <description>A short description of your
                        <param name="type">basic</param><!-- Only 'basic'
implemented -->
                        <param name="file">playlist.txt</param> <!-- be sure
this exists -->
                        <param name="random">0</param> <!-- random play -->
                        <param name="once">0</param> <!-- if set to 1 , plays
once through,
                                                          then exits. -->
                                <nominal-bitrate>64000</nominal-bitrate> <!--
bps. e.g. 64000 for 64 kbps -->

Can anyone help me out here since the docs are pretty lame ?

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