[Icecast] Dynamic Playlist
trimblma at mscd.edu
Wed Apr 12 06:45:43 PDT 2006
I have a few related questions.
I'm using the following Debian packages:
Here's the input section of my ices-playlist.xml:
Here's my questions:
1. Despite the 0 setting for my "restart-after-reread" parameter, anytime I
manually update my playlist file, my playlist starts over again. Though
"random", I know this is happening because I soon hear tracks again that
I've recently heard. Is there something I can do to prevent this from
2. The "random" parameter doesn't seem to produce particularly random
selections, meaning that ices2 seems to work its way down my playlist in a
somewhat predictable fashion. Each time I restart ices2 I hear (more or
less) the same general sequence of tracks played. Is this to be expected?
3. Does anyone know if there's a command line, MySQL-based playlist manager
for ices2? I'd love to be able to manage my playlists and ID3 tag info using
a database interface. I'd also like to be able to easily serve up customized
playlist's through ices2 in a manner similar to what I currently use NetJuke
for, but to do this requires a database. Any thoughts?
Thanks for the help. Cheers!
From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf
Of Michael Smith
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 3:21 AM
To: Rob Campbell
Cc: icecast at xiph.org
Subject: Re: [Icecast] Dynamic Playlist
On 4/12/06, Rob Campbell <rob at rob-campbell.com> wrote:
> I have a playlist that is updated every 5min with any new files to a
> directory. Do I need to restart icecast/ices to have the new files
Assuming you're using IceS2, if the playlist file changes it'll get
If you're using IceS 0.x, that might be true as well, or possibly you need
to send it SIGHUP, I don't remember.
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