[icecast] Icecast / liveice quandry

Keith Geffert keith at penguingurus.com
Thu Nov 13 09:24:22 PST 2003


I've done this and it works great.  But there are drawbacks.  If the
player client is in random track mode, the player may play the live
stream first, and never the static content.

I've always wanted an option to have a static file(s) presented to the
client before the live stream.  Having it done on the server would make
sure that whatever the static content was it couldn't be skipped.  The
Real Player stations has intro promos and little commercials, like
that.  If you knew the final url you could bypass them all.

I'd even like to see the static files be affected by mount point
declarations in the config.  Then you could use the fallback directive
to eventually kick it to a live stream.

<p>On Thu, 2003-11-13 at 11:48, Matt Boersma wrote:
> If you use an .m3u file, this is trivial.  Just insert the URL for the
> static file on a line before the one pointing to your live stream.
> 
> We did the same thing at KGNU when we wanted to let everyone know
> about the webcaster royalty protest day, and it worked perfectly.

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-- 
Keith Geffert <keith at penguingurus.com>


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