[icecast] Ices 0.3 won't play mp3 file

Joe Jones joe_jones64 at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 13 18:48:24 UTC 2004

OK...messing with 'gdb' (of which I am completely new to)

<p>Here's is the complete output from what I've done with 'gdb'

# gdb ices
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This GDB was configured as "i386-unknown-freebsd"...Deprecated bfd_read 
called at 
/usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/binutils/gdb/../../../../contrib/gdb/gdb/dbxread.c line 
2627 in elfstab_build_psymtabs
Deprecated bfd_read called at 
/usr/src/gnu/usr.bin/binutils/gdb/../../../../contrib/gdb/gdb/dbxread.c line 
933 in fill_symbuf

(gdb) run -c /local/ices0.3/conf/ices.conf
Starting program: /local/ices0.3/bin/ices -c /local/ices0.3/conf/ices.conf
Logfile opened
DEBUG: Sending following information to libshout:
DEBUG: Stream: 0
DEBUG: Host: localhost:8000 (protocol: http)
DEBUG: Mount: /stream.mp3, Password: WhateverEncoder
DEBUG: Name: Name       URL:
DEBUG: Genre: Genre     Desc: Default description
DEBUG: Bitrate: 128     Public: 0
DEBUG: Dump file: (null)
DEBUG: Initializing playlist handler...
DEBUG: Initializing builting playlist handler...
DEBUG: Builtin playlist handler serving: /usr/home/herbal/Assassinatorr.mp3
DEBUG: Filename cleaned up from [/usr/home/herbal/Assassinatorr.mp3] to 
DEBUG: Trimmed file to 3716075 bytes
DEBUG: MPEG-1 layer III, 128 kbps, 44100 Hz, j-stereo
DEBUG: Ext: 0   Mode_Ext: 2     Copyright: 1    Original: 1
DEBUG: Error Protection: 0      Emphasis: 0     Padding: 0
Playing /usr/home/herbal/Assassinatorr.mp3
DEBUG: Updated metadata on /stream.mp3 to: Assassinatorr
Mounted on http://localhost:8000/stream.mp3
DEBUG: Delaying metadata update...
DEBUG: Updated metadata on /stream.mp3 to: Assassinatorr
After a few mins, this is where I had to use a "kill -9" to stop the never 
ending Ices
Program received signal SIGKILL, Killed.
0x282a2da4 in .cerror () from /usr/lib/libc.so.4
(gdb) backtrace
#0  0x282a2da4 in .cerror () from /usr/lib/libc.so.4
#1  0x2842ff59 in _thread_sig_handle_pending () from /usr/lib/libc_r.so.4
#2  0x2842f84d in _thread_sig_handler () from /usr/lib/libc_r.so.4
#3  0xbfbfffac in ?? ()
#4  0x281192b4 in _shout_timing_sleep (sleeptime=231) at timing.c:59
#5  0x281161a7 in shout_sync (self=0x81be200) at shout.c:261
#6  0x805c597 in stream_send_data (stream=0x81be180, buf=0xbfbfeb30 "f", 
len=4096) at stream.c:369
#7  0x805c211 in stream_send (config=0x81b4a00, source=0xbfbffb60) at 
#8  0x805be61 in ices_stream_loop (config=0x81b4a00) at stream.c:111
#9  0x805ac82 in main (argc=3, argv=0xbfbffc14) at ices.c:40

<p>As I mentioned...I'm completely new to this 'gdb' so if there's anything 
specific you want to see, just tell me how to do it :D


<p>>From: Brendan Cully <brendan at xiph.org>
>Reply-To: icecast at xiph.org
>To: icecast at xiph.org
>Subject: Re: [icecast] Ices 0.3 won't play mp3 file
>Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 10:46:20 -0400
>On Saturday, 10 April 2004 at 16:32, Geoff Shang wrote:
> > Hi:
> >
> > Ok, I'm not an ices 0.3 expert, as I've hardly ever used it.  But a 
> > of things seem a bit odd to me.
> >
> > The first one is that the module you've used is ices.   Not sure if this 
> > valid or not, I'dve thought that a correct value would have been less
> > generic but I could be wrong.
>this should be harmless.
> > The second is that you've specified the bitrate but not specified
> > re-encoding.  I don't know if this is valid.  Someone who knows more 
> > Ices 0.3 would have to comment.
>This is ok too, it just gets passed along as a header that yp can
>I'm mystified about the error too. I think the next step would be to
>run ices in gdb and see where it's hanging.
>PS. thanks, Geoff, for all the work you do on this list.
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