[Icecast] static file streaming

Robert Muchnick hostmaster at xenterra.net
Sat Mar 25 03:25:33 UTC 2006

Icecast will try to fill a buffer before delivering the stream. Is your 
file large enough to fill the buffer? In my recent test, a small file gets 
downloaded (filling up the buffer) before the stream starts.

On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Ivan Zahoranszky wrote:

> Hi,
> I have installed the Icecast2 on my Ubuntu Linux and I was not able to
> figure out how I could stream static mp3 files.
> Can anybody help me? What should I do to do this?
> I put the mp3 file in the webroot and I tried to retrieve it with the "
> http://host:port/try.mp3" URL but I could only download it (as a whole)
> but not as a streamed media.
> Do I have to convert the mp3 to another streaming format? Or is my
> iceceast.xml wrong? Or do I need ices as well?
> Can anybody send me an example icecast.xml file that enables static file
> streaming?
> Thank you very much,
> Ivan

Robert Muchnick
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