[Icecast] Stream drops during handoff. Suggestions?
Ian A. Underwood
agentgrn at dcne.net
Thu Feb 3 09:44:03 PST 2005
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I've searched high and low for
the last couple days for an answer.
An Internet radio station I DJ for is using Shoutcast and MP3, but we
are considering moving to an Icecast/Ogg Vorbis combination instead. We
work in 3-hour shifts. When we hand off, the DJ on-stream stops teh
encoder, shouts "go" on IRC, and the DJ in line starts his encoder.
However, one thing I'm finding in my testing is that during a simulated
handoff on a test server, stream listeners are disconnected. The only
workaround I've found for this is to run a near-silent failover stream
which fills in the blank spot until the main encoder is re-started.
Is this solution the only way to go about preserving the stream between
shows? Is it possible to store a short vorbis file on the server which
can provide the silence instead of running a backup stream to it? Is
there something I totally missed?
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