[Icecast] Re: Serving a playlist.pls / listen.m3u file

Dan Stowell danstowell at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 00:45:01 UTC 2004

I think I've answered my own question - I've got a mountpoint at
/flatfour.mp3 and it looks like /flatfour.mp3.m3u automatically serves
up a playlist file.

However, Quicktime player still refuses to handle it properly. I had
to craft my own .pls file for Quicktime to understand, which seems a

Thanks anyway,

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004 22:24:18 +0000, Dan Stowell <danstowell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi - I've heard that Icecast provides a fake "playlist file" along the lines of
> http://blahblah:8000/listen.m3u
>  or
> http://blahblah:8000/playlist.pls
> because Quicktime can't seem to handle the stream without a playlist
> file to wrap it up. (There may be other reasons.) However, I can't
> seem to find any documentation about this, and guessing various URLs
> on my icecast2.0.1 port comes up with nothing.
> Is there such a thing? I can't get my "raw" http://blahblah:8000
> stream to open in Quicktime... Perhaps there's a config setting that's
> relevant here?
> Thanks
> Dan

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