[Icecast] [Icecast-dev] metadata fallback mounts

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Tue Jan 17 20:41:56 UTC 2006

paranoid wrote:
> Hi all,

> First of all thanks again for icecast2. It keeps surprising me how easy 
> and stable it is to use!

we do try to make it easy, but there are people who still have trouble :)

> Now this /play.ogg has the fallback /live.ogg and /live.ogg has the 
> fallback /playlist.ogg. In the config file I added metadata for the 
> /play.ogg mount point that looks like this:
> <mount>
>     <mount-name>/play.ogg</mount-name>
>     <stream-name>Beathead Broadcasts</stream-name>
>     <stream-description>Homebrew Broadcasts for Hip 
> Beatheads</stream-description>
>     <stream-url>www.beathead.net</stream-url>
>     <genre>beats</genre>
>     <fallback-mount>/live.ogg</fallback-mount>
>     <fallback-override>1</fallback-override>
>     <fallback-when-full>1</fallback-when-full>
>     <hidden>0</hidden>
>     <no-yp>0</no-yp>
> </mount>
> Unfortunately, when I look at the /play.ogg metadata in status.xsl, it 
> is al empty.
> Do I use the wrong metadata tags in the config or is this normal 
> behaviour for a non-connected mount which only serves as main entry 
> mount point?

That info is really for the YP servers currently, initially for cases 
such as inactive on-demand relays.  You may want to have /play.ogg as a 
local relay of /playlist.ogg with /live.ogg configured for 


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