[Icecast] A few more ezstream questions

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Sat Jan 15 06:23:07 PST 2005

At 01:58 PM 1/14/2005, you wrote:
>I know you guys are tired of me asking questions.  I promise it will slow 
>down soon.  But I have a few more questions about ezstream.
>1.  How can I redirect the ezstream output to a file?  Every time I give 
>ezstream a pipe or redirection of the command line, it doesn't output 
>anything at all?  I've had ezstream 0.1.2 shut down on me after several 
>hours and I was hoping to retrieve an error message or something so I 
>could track it down.

that's odd, what platform are you running on ? how are you redirecting the 
output.  ezstream currently uses printf to print to stdout, (this will 
change soon as soon as I get a spare minute), so you should be able to use 
simple shell redirection..

>2.  I'm only using ezstream to repeat a 30s backup message over and over, 
>but I'm doing it with 6 different formats.  Starting apparently with 
>ezstream 0.1.3, ezstream preforms a metadata update through the admin 
>interface.  First, I don't quite understand why it's doing this, since 
>it's not going to change, but more importantly, I'd like to know how I can 
>disable it.  It certainly isn't necessary for me repeating the same clip 
>over and over again, and it just clutters my icecast logs with 12 extra 
>lines per minute.  Is there something I can easily change in the code to 
>turn off this behavior?  I'd go back to 0.1.2, but as previously mentioned 
>it quits after a while, and I'm still trying to find a solution to that.

there is currently not a way to turn off the metadata update.  you could 
turn it off by removing the call to shout_set_metadata() in ezstream.c, 
however that's not something I plan on making configurable...


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