[Icecast] static file streaming

Ivan Zahoranszky ivan.zahoranszky at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 13:28:18 PST 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.

Thanks,
Ivan

- I try to reach the following URLs but neither of them worked:
http://my.server.hu/try.mp3
http://my.server.hu/try.mp3.m3u
http://my.server.hu/list.m3u

- The /usr/share/icecast2/web directory contains the following files:
try.mp3
list.m3u

- The list.m3u contains:
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,Try
try.mp3

- The /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml
<icecast>
    <limits>
        <clients>100</clients>
        <sources>2</sources>
        <threadpool>5</threadpool>
        <queue-size>102400</queue-size>
        <client-timeout>30</client-timeout>
        <header-timeout>15</header-timeout>
        <source-timeout>10</source-timeout>
        <!-- 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. -->
        <burst-on-connect>1</burst-on-connect>
        <!-- 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  -->
        <burst-size>65535</burst-size>
    </limits>

    <authentication>
        <!-- Sources log in with username 'source' -->
        <source-password>pwd</source-password>
        <!-- Relays log in username 'relay' -->
        <relay-password>pwd</relay-password>

        <!-- Admin logs in with the username given below -->
        <admin-user>admin</admin-user>
        <admin-password>pwd</admin-password>
    </authentication>

    <!-- Uncomment this if you want directory listings -->
    <!--
    <directory>
        <yp-url-timeout>15</yp-url-timeout>
        <yp-url>http://dir.xiph.org/cgi-bin/yp-cgi</yp-url>
    </directory>
    <directory>
        <yp-url-timeout>15</yp-url-timeout>
        <yp-url>http://www.oddsock.org/cgi-bin/yp-cgi</yp-url>
    </directory>
     -->

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

    <!-- You can use these two if you only want a single listener -->
    <!--<port>8000</port> -->
    <!--<bind-address>127.0.0.1</bind-address>-->

    <!-- You may have multiple <listener> elements -->
    <listen-socket>
        <port>8000</port>
        <!-- <bind-address>127.0.0.1</bind-address> -->
    </listen-socket>
    <!--
    <listen-socket>
        <port>8001</port>
    </listen-socket>
    -->

    <!--<master-server>127.0.0.1</master-server>-->
    <!--<master-server-port>8001</master-server-port>-->
    <!--<master-update-interval>120</master-update-interval>-->
    <!--<master-password>pwd</master-password>-->
    <!--
    <relay>
        <server>127.0.0.1</server>
        <port>8001</port>
        <mount>/example.ogg</mount>
        <local-mount>/different.ogg</local-mount>

        <relay-shoutcast-metadata>0</relay-shoutcast-metadata>
    </relay>
    -->

    <!-- Only define a <mount> section if you want to use advanced options,
         like alternative usernames or passwords
    <mount>
        <mount-name>/try.mp3</mount-name>

        <username>othersource</username>
        <password>hackmemore</password>

        <max-listeners>1</max-listeners>
        <dump-file>/tmp/dump-example1.ogg</dump-file>
        <burst-size>65536</burst-size>
        <fallback-mount>/example2.ogg</fallback-mount>
        <fallback-override>1</fallback-override>
        <hidden>1</hidden>
        <no-yp>1</no-yp>
        <authentication type="htpasswd">
                <option name="filename" value="myauth"/>
                <option name="allow_duplicate_users" value="0"/>
        </authentication>
    </mount>
    -->

    <fileserve>1</fileserve>

    <!-- set the mountpoint for a shoutcast source to use, the default if
not
         specified is /stream but you can change it here if an alternative
is
         wanted or an extension is required
    <shoutcast-mount>/live.nsv</shoutcast-mount>
    -->

    <paths>
                <!-- basedir is only used if chroot is enabled -->
        <basedir>/usr/share/icecast2</basedir>

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

        <!-- Aliases: treat requests for 'source' path as being for 'dest'
path
             May be made specific to a port or bound address using the
"port"
             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"/>
    </paths>

    <logging>
        <accesslog>access.log</accesslog>
        <errorlog>error.log</errorlog>
        <!-- <playlistlog>playlist.log</playlistlog> -->
        <loglevel>4</loglevel> <!-- 4 Debug, 3 Info, 2 Warn, 1 Error -->
    </logging>

    <security>
        <chroot>0</chroot>
        <!--
        <changeowner>
            <user>nobody</user>
            <group>nogroup</group>
        </changeowner>
        -->
    </security>
</icecast>


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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