[Icecast] Can icecast stream a file from disk?

Thomas B. Ruecker dm8tbr at afthd.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed Jun 4 12:49:14 PDT 2008


Benjamin Scherrey schrieb:
>     I'll toss in here and augment with Wade's remarks. Absolutely this 
> is not an optimal use of icecast but may actually result in reduced 
> complexity for deployment for people who need to stream both dynamic 
> and static content. For example, if we have a live streaming site but 
> we want to put some sample static content in the profile of the band 
> who will be streamed later - going ahead and using icecast to stream 
> that static file on demand eliminates the need for me to setup a 
> seperate configuration/server to handle the static files. Certainly 
> not a dea-breaker but a nice-to-have option I think.
yes, sure that is why this functionality is there in the first place I 
guess.
One just should be aware of the possible downsides. That way you won't 
get an unpleasant surprise.

Thomas



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