[Icecast] Stream File Type?

Dale Ghent daleg at elemental.org
Wed Sep 1 09:37:03 PDT 2004

On Sep 1, 2004, at 11:22 AM, Brett Trent wrote:

> Is there a way to have Icecast2 send as some other type?  My users are 
> tech-illiterate so making changes on their end it not an option.

Hey fellow Nicecast user :)

m3u /is/ a standard playlist file for mp3 players. It's the original 
format. PLS file are indeed a newer format, but all modern MP3 players 
understand both formats.

The trick is whether your users have those file types associated with 
an MP3 player. I know iTunes on the Mac will understand m3u files. I 
also know WinAMP will try to associate itself on Windows as the app to 
use downloaded m3u files.

But changing icecast2 to generate a PLS-formatted file would require 
changes to the parts of the source code which generate that file.

You best bet as a work-around is to make your own PLS file for your 
stream(s) (in any text editor) and have your users download that 
instead of the m3u generated by icecast2.


Dale Ghent - UNIX Systems Specialist
UMBC Office of Information Technology
ECS201 - x58205 -  daleg [] umbc ! edu

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