[Icecast] Forcing individual clients to alternate mount points
DTrump1 at TriadAV.com
Sat Aug 20 10:54:35 PDT 2005
I'm new to the forum but have been streaming successfully with
SimpleCast/IceCast2 for about 8 months. Both Simplecast and IceCast2
are running on the same Win2K system. Now I want to do something that
has me stumped. It really is a two pronged problem.
Here's the setup:
Icecast is encoding the same live audio to multiple mount points,
allowing me to easily track the reliability of the individual clients.
These are 24/7 actual RF radio station repeaters. The clients are
running Linux and are unattended.
Now I want to be able to automatically switch a given client to an
alternate stream for an hour, then switch back to the main stream. The
alternate stream will be pre-recorded material, while the main stream
continues the live audio being encoded by SimpleCast.
So, my questions are:
1. Can I set up a secondary streaming source that establishes my
alternate mount point? This can't be SimpleCast since it is live only.
Do I just use a different port number? Any recommendations for the
2. I know that using the admin facilities I can manually force a
client to an alternate mount point. But is there a good way to do this
on an automated basis?
Thanks for any suggestions.
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