[Icecast] static file streaming

Ivan Zahoranszky ivan.zahoranszky at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 21:28:18 UTC 2006

Hi All,

Maybe I do something completely wrong and I make some trivial mistakes but
the static streaming doesn't work for me.
I describe my setup.


- I try to reach the following URLs but neither of them worked:

- The /usr/share/icecast2/web directory contains the following files:

- The list.m3u contains:

- The /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml
        <!-- If enabled, this will provide a burst of data when a client
             first connects, thereby significantly reducing the startup
             time for listeners that do substantial buffering. However,
             it also significantly increases latency between the source
             client and listening client.  For low-latency setups, you
             might want to disable this. -->
        <!-- same as burst-on-connect, but this allows for being more
             specific on how much to burst. Most people won't need to
             change from the default 64k. Applies to all mountpoints  -->

        <!-- Sources log in with username 'source' -->
        <!-- Relays log in username 'relay' -->

        <!-- Admin logs in with the username given below -->

    <!-- Uncomment this if you want directory listings -->

    <!-- This is the hostname other people will use to connect to your
    It affects mainly the urls generated by Icecast for playlists and yp
    listings. -->

    <!-- You can use these two if you only want a single listener -->
    <!--<port>8000</port> -->

    <!-- You may have multiple <listener> elements -->
        <!-- <bind-address></bind-address> -->



    <!-- Only define a <mount> section if you want to use advanced options,
         like alternative usernames or passwords


        <authentication type="htpasswd">
                <option name="filename" value="myauth"/>
                <option name="allow_duplicate_users" value="0"/>


    <!-- set the mountpoint for a shoutcast source to use, the default if
         specified is /stream but you can change it here if an alternative
         wanted or an extension is required

                <!-- basedir is only used if chroot is enabled -->

        <!-- Note that if <chroot> is turned on below, these paths must both
             be relative to the new root, not the original root -->
        <!-- <pidfile>/usr/share/icecast2/icecast.pid</pidfile> -->

        <!-- Aliases: treat requests for 'source' path as being for 'dest'
             May be made specific to a port or bound address using the
             and "bind-address" attributes.
        <alias source="/foo" dest="/bar"/>
        <!-- Aliases: can also be used for simple redirections as well,
             this example will redirect all requests for http://server:port/to
             the status page
        <alias source="/" dest="/status.xsl"/>

        <!-- <playlistlog>playlist.log</playlistlog> -->
        <loglevel>4</loglevel> <!-- 4 Debug, 3 Info, 2 Warn, 1 Error -->


On 3/25/06, Robert Muchnick <hostmaster at xenterra.net> wrote:
> 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
> Xenterra.net
> 720-276-7917
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