[Icecast] Mountpoint related..

Geoff Shang geoff at hitsandpieces.net
Sun Mar 27 17:10:04 UTC 2005


Firstly, you're not yet subscribed to the list from this address, so some 
replies might not reach you.  This is the second message I've had to 
approve manually.

It's not a good idea to use .m3u extensions for mountpoints, as m3u files 
have their own meaning and are expected to be text files containing URLs to 
streams.  Winamp at least may choke on such a mountpoint, others may too. 
And Icecast itself may get confused as evidenced by an earlier thread this 

But apart from that, you have the right idea.  You can use the admin pages 
to move listeners.  You may also want to try setting falback-overide to 1 
so that when another person connects to your primary mountpoint, your 
listeners will be pulled forward again to it.

Note that for this mountpoint fallback stuff to work with MP3, you'll need 
to be certain to be using the same sampling rate and number of channels for 
each stream otherwise players will almost certainly choke.


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