[Icecast] RE: Two questions
danstowell at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 04:20:42 PST 2005
On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 20:33:12 +1100, Michael Smith <mlrsmith at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:56:32 +0200, Mohamed Eldesoky
> <eldesoky.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:55:46 -0800 (PST), Karl Heyes <karl at xiph.org> wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2005-02-16 at 21:29, Murray Saul wrote:
> > > > I am happy using icecast/ices, but have two questions:
> > > >
> > > > 1. If I was using cron to schedule a switching of a playlist, can I do
> > > > this without restarting icecast so that at a SPECIFIC TIME (let's say at
> > > > exactly 3:00 pm) a new song can be played without interupting the user
> > > > listening to the broadcast.
> > >
> > > ices can be signalled to skip to the next track (which will mean a
> > > reread of the playlist if it has changed)
> > >
> > I tried it, it doesn't just reread !!
> > You have to stop and start ices !!!
> Ices2 (if that's still what we're talking about) can and will reread a
> playlist file if it has changed.
So will ices0 - that's what I use, and I nudge it along all the time.
There is one significant problem with ices0 which is that if you nudge
it while it's playing *the very last* entry in a playlist, it seems to
fail - i.e. it stops pumping and needs to be restarted.
Mohammed, does this match your situation?
If so then you're out of luck (and so am I) since ices0 is not being
developed. You just have to avoid nudging it when it's on the last
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