[Icecast] Recomendations

Dan Stowell danstowell at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 01:12:03 PST 2005

Hi Ron,

I'd definitely recommend Ices - seems like the most robust little
thing in the world to me, although I'm not an expert, just a user. We
use it (ices0 actually, because we wanted MP3 broadcasting) to
broadcast our main radio stream at http://www.flatfourradio.co.uk and
no complaints at all.


On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 23:42:25 +0100, Ron Blok <ronblok at wxs.nl> wrote:
> Dear Icecast community,
> For several weeks I am running two IceCast2 streams.
> I am very pleased with the stability and performance of the Icecast
> application.
> Thumbs-up for the developers of this great piece of software!!
> The sources (live audio) are generated with two separated liveice-sn04 and
> streams to the remote Icecast servers.
> So far so good!
> Frequently one of the sources stops to stream .... no relation to the
> internet connectivity or other obvious reasons.
> In order not to lose the listeners I am planning to configure the Icecast
> servers with a fallback mount.
> This fallback mount should be generated on the Icecast servers itself in
> order to make it undependable of the feeding sources.
> The remote source will play a file or several files with an announcement
> that the broadcast is interrupted etc ... over and over. In this way there
> will always be an audio stream even during maintenance of the stream
> feeders.
> Done some reading how to set-up such a scheme and I believe I do understand
> how to configure the Icast servers for fallback and the override feature.
> Now here comes where I need your advice...
> Since the whole thing is depending on the availability of the /backup
> source, generated on the Icecast server itself I am looking for a robust mp3
> and/or oogvorbis stream feeder that plays 24/7 the announcement file ....
> Checked the several recommended applications like Ices and so one ... but
> not sure which one to use.
> Knowing that the stream sources is giving me such a bad time I would like
> your recommendation which stream application you recommend in this set-up
> and or if you have any other recommendations how to proceed.
> Thanks in advance
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