[Icecast] Intro file automatically tagged on stream

DSA Lea, Engineering 04 dl4708 at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Apr 19 20:21:32 UTC 2005

Thanks Karl,

It would be great if that feature could be integrated into the next 
release.  It seems to be a logical progression.

Does anyone know how I can make itunes (yes I know...) proceed to the next 
part of our short playlist (m3u file) so that the main stream starts up, 
instead of just playing the intro, bar removing the intro file.  I have 
found some source on the internet for my own system, but clearly other 
listeners are not going to want to fiddle!

Alternatively I may just have to sit it out for the next release!

Thanks again,
David Lea

--On 19 April 2005 21:05 +0100 Karl Heyes <karl at xiph.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-04-19 at 20:27, DSA Lea, Engineering 04 wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am looking for a solution for a short station ident to be included at
>> the  start of our stream file.  Currently we have a short playlist, but
>> this  then doesn't work in itunes, and people can just click forward to
>> go to the  stream.
>> I hear that this is possible in Shoutcast, so hopefully there is
>> something  similar in icecast.  Yes I have asked this before and got our
>> current  solution from this list - but seeing as there have been many
>> improvements  to icecast since last year, perhaps there is a good
>> solution available now!
> Not in the 2.2 release, I have been testing out the intro feature in my
> branch and it seems to be working well, so that could go into 2.3
> Look either in SVN svn.xiph.org/icecast/branches/kh/icecast or get a
> tarball from http://mediacast1.com/~karl/icecast-2.2-kh3.tar.gz
> add <intro>/some/intro.ogg</intro> in the <mount>
> The file should be in <webroot>/some/intro.ogg
> The rules for intro files are the same for fallback mounts, ie same
> format ie no mp3 intro for ogg stream and try to maintain the same
> settings for samplerate and channels as many players are unable to
> switch midstream.
> Feel free to give feedback as that will help us decide which features
> should be put into the main releases.
> karl.

DSA Lea, Engineering 04
BURST Technical Director 2005/6

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