[Icecast] redirect a defunct sc stream to icecast stream

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Fri Jun 3 03:21:38 PDT 2005


On Fri, 2005-06-03 at 05:22, babu wrote:
> Karl,
> 
> Have you got any ideas on some specific techniques to contain the details 
> I want? I created an html file with a meta refresh to the m3u url, and 
> this new listen.pls file actually works from IE, firing up a media player 
> and loading the m3u playlist/stream. But it does not work from Netscape or 
> Firefox. They send the listen.pls web page to my media player.
> 
> Most of these redirect links will be coming from iTunes, and possibly 
> other media players, so I'm not sure how well the meta refresh will work. 
> It looks like it wants to work in iTunes, but then fails.
> 
> By the way, the stream is a line-in from a stereo, so there is no actual 
> playlist or set of audio files. That may be a key detail that I should 
> have mentioned first!

now you lost me, I'm not sure why you want a HTML metadata refresh, I
thought you would just want a listen.pls file, so that browsers like IE
will start the player.

eg

[playlist]
NumberOfEntries=1
File1=http://myhost:8000/stream
Title1=My Stream
Length1=-1


karl.




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