[Icecast] WMP mp3 stream trouble

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Sat Dec 24 01:37:20 UTC 2005

Bob wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I made a big effort to provide an mp3 stream on my site to please the
> unenlightened masses, and then I see in my logs that it doesn't work
> in Windows Media Player.  Doh!  There's no Windows machine around to
> test on so if anyone could help me out, I'd be very grateful.  I
> couldn't find anything in the list's archive or on the web in general,
> sorry.
> Details:
> The mp3 files are made from raw PCM data with
>   lame --silent -r -x -s 44.1 -f -V 6 --vbr-new file.pcm file.mp3
> The mp3 files are piped to ezstream 'stdin' and out to the web with
> icecast.  The files are short (7 seconds) and are piped over and over
> again.
> It works fine with iTunes, RealPlayer, Winamp5.x, VLC, Whamb, but not WMP!
> Here's a typical failed connection from the icecast access log

I don't know what is different about reading from network vs file, but 
VBR streams in WMP just don't work, although I understand that from file 
it's ok. CBR should be fine.


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