[Icecast] random playing order and forum location question

Mikka Dusza dusza at kolumbus.fi
Thu Sep 23 22:18:35 PDT 2004


> I'm not sure exactly what it is you want to do.  You say you want several
> genre-based mountpoints, but you then want to randomly switch between
them.
> Wouldn't it be easier to just have one stream of files randomly selected
> from the various genres?  Or maybe I'm missing something?

1. I tried the ezstream with a m3u file and works fine. Worked after 5
seconds, but the icecast didnt. I'm partially happy, but what I would like
to is described in the next point. Thanks to Geoff Shang who advised me the
ezstream.

2. I have a folder (windows 2k) with couple of sub-folders and files like
this:
... genre types...
rock.m3u (about 70 files)
disco.m3u (about 50 files)
metal.m3u (about 250 files)
... and so on ...
and these kind of files:
David Bowie.m3u (22 items)
Mike Oldfield.m3u (97 files)
Sting.m3u (37 files)
Tangerine Dreams.m3u (45 files)
... and so on ...

so (locally) when I would like to listen to disco genre, I start winamp use
the disco.m3u, enables random order and enables looping. Sometimes I feel
that I'd like to listen metal, so use the metal.m3u, enables random order
and enables looping. Sometimes I feel that I'd like to listen only Tangerine
Dreams only, so I use the Tangerine Dreams.m3u, enables random order and
enables looping. This works fine, but I'd like to have the same (I hope it's
not hard) as streaming also.
So from my workplace if I feel I'd like to listen rock I'd like to use the
http://mysite.here.is:8000/rock. If I feel that I'd like to listen to Sting,
I'd like to use the http://mysite.here.is:8000/sting. And so on. With
ezstream I succesfully stream one m3u file, but nothing more and the playing
order is sequential and not random.

Thanks in advance,
dusza






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