[Icecast] dropped at change of song and...

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 13:11:04 UTC 2005

On Sat, 5 Mar 2005 01:42:34 -0800, Michael LaBash
<mlabash at babylabash.com> wrote:
> I'm running Icecast 2.2.0 on a Windows 2000 server. I'm using Winamp
> with the SAM encoder plugin to stream an Ogg Vorbis stream (-0.55
> quality stereo) from a remote machine. I'm having two problems.
> 1. The latest Winamp works great. Whamb on OSX works also (but no
> Title/Artist info shows up). But on other players (Zinf and Audion
> [OS9 and OSX]) it works great for one song. At song change, the
> player stops and I have to reopen the url again. Do I have to add
> some kind of fallback for in between songs for these other players??

>From what I've heard, OS X player support for vorbis streams is very
poor. I suspect you're just running into player bugs here.

> 2. Icecast keeps shutting down after about an hour. If there are no
> players connected for a period of time does it shut down? Or if the
> YP connection is lost does Icecast shut down?

No. Icecast should never shut down unless it's explicitly killed.
There is probably something either on the console where you started it
(hmm... you're using the windows version. I'm not sure where it
displays console output, or even if it does), or in the log file,
saying why it stopped.


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