[Icecast] Problems with Ices

Craig Meyer craig at fdllug.org
Sun May 22 11:55:21 PDT 2005

I am having problems getting Ices to work with ALSA. If I use arecord 
(arecord -D plughw:0,0 output.wav) I can record the input from my 
microphone into a file. The playback works perfectly. However, if I use 
Ices with the same values I hear nothing on the receiving end of my 
broadcast (although I can connect to it). In order to do a further test, 
I setup a <savefile> tag in my ices-live.conf file so that Ices would 
write to a file the sound it was sending to icecast. The output file it 
creates has only static. I will post the input section of my ices config 
file below. Any help would be appreciated. I am sure I haven't provided 
enough information to solve the problem, just tell me what you need...

This system is going to be a mission critical system that transports a 
local radio station across a lan into a shielded server room so it can 
be played over a PA in a factory where it is hard to receive FM signals. 
This system will be depended on in that factory for entertainment and 
emergency weather alert information in an area where tornadoes are 
common this time of year. It could really be a life or death system and 
the old Windows98 version with shoutcast just wasn't cutting it ;).

<param name="rate">44100</param>
<param name="channels">2</param>
<param name="device">plughw:0,0</param>
<param name="metadata">1</param>
<param name="metadatafilename">test</param>


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