[Icecast] Question over broadcasting using icecast server
Thomas B. Ruecker
dm8tbr at afthd.tu-darmstadt.de
Wed May 14 03:02:03 PDT 2008
> Hallo everyone in the Icecast project.
> First of all i want to apologize in case this message should not be in
> this list but i believe this is the place to answer my question.
> I know only a little about icecast server. I would like to build up a
> live radio station. The concept is something like : the server is set up
> in some place and all producers broadcast themselves from their place,
> so there is no common studio for every one in the radio station (maybe
> producers don't even know each other and live in totally diferrent
> places). The question is how to change from one producer to the next one
> when the first finishes his/her broadcast ? For example lets say John is
> the first producer and Mary is the second. John is logged on to the
> server with his client and its about time to stop broadcasting. If he
> closes his connection so as Mary to continue there would be a stop in
> the broadcasting and ofcourse listeners would have to "reload" the station.
> Is this right? If i am wrong , could someone explain some solution to
> this "gap between producers"?
You'll want to use a scenario with fallbacks for that.
If you want totally gapless transitions you should have some fixed loop
that is locally fed to the server (ices without reencoding does a
perfect job there)as the lowest fallback. Above that e.g. one mountpoint
per dj and on the top the primary mount to which listeners should connect.
I can recommend the documentation found here:
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