[Icecast] stupid user tricks with ices2: "No such file or directory" :P

John Hebert metanoid at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 08:58:58 PST 2005

Michael and Karl,

Thanks for your replies.

Sorry for confusing you with bad test info. The contents of
playlist.txtthat I referred to in my earlier email did not match the
log result I
specified. However, I had ran the test with both a full and relative path in
playlist.txt; "/home/john/Visitors.ogg" and "Visitors.ogg".

Got it working, however. Tried playing a different ogg file than
Visitors.ogg and it worked!!! If you want to test the file

My understanding of the encoding section in ices2.xml is that ices2 simply
tries to output the given ogg file with the supplied encoding parameters to

Question: The encoding parameters in ices2.xml do not have to match the
encoding bitrates for the played file, correct?

I assume the answer is no, as the ogg file that worked was encoded with the
same sampling rate as Visitors.ogg.

Thanks again for your help. I will be creating a streaming radio station
soon. Pumped!

John Hebert

On 12/9/05, Karl Heyes <karl at xiph.org> wrote:
> John Hebert wrote:
> > I must be doing something really stupid.
> >
> > I've read the docs for icecast2 and ices2. Icecast2 is running fine; I
> can
> > get stats.xml and see that it is running.
> >
> > When I run ices2, I get the following error in ices.log:
> > ...
> > [2005-12-07  05:37:51] INFO
> playlist-basic/playlist_basic_get_next_filename
> > Loading playlist from file "/home/john/playlist.txt"
> > [2005-12-07  05:37:51] WARN playlist-builtin/playlist_read Error opening
> > file "Vistors.ogg": No such file or directory
> > ...
> >
> > And I've made playlist.txt as simple as I can:
> >
> > playlist.txt:
> > /home/john/Visitors.ogg
> >
> > Yes, there is a file called Visitors.ogg in /home/john. I can play the
> file
> > just fine in Zinf.
> >
> > Does ices2 expect .ogg files to be in another specific directory? From
> > reading the docs, the path to the .ogg files are specified in the
> playlist
> > file.
> >
> > Any ideas? Suggestions?
> If /home/john/playlist.txt has full paths to the ogg files then the
> error message saying 'No such file or directory' would also have a full
> path, which the one above does not.  Make absolutely sure that you have
> the right playlist.
> karl.
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