[Icecast] schedule a fallback and / 2 sources streaming at 1 server ???

kosnickx kosnickx at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 17:21:48 UTC 2008

David Baelde wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Dick Trump <dtrump1 at triadav.com> wrote:
>> kosnickx wrote:
>>> But there is one thing : while falling back from one mount point to
>>> another it takes about 10 to 15 seconds. Does this happen to you too? Is
>>> there any way to reduce this to minimum or to 0 if possible.
> I've been wanting to advise you to give liquidsoap a try since the
> beginning of this thread. Now I'm decided.
> As long as you're happy with icecast-level fallbacks, it's cool, since
> it does not put any constraint on your source clients. Maybe you're
> tied to particular source clients for functionalities or availability
> on Windows. But that solution has some limitations as you noticed: the
> listeners can hear it, and the transition is not very smooth. If you
> want to do better, you need to use a tool for that.
> Liquidsoap [1] is a solution: it's a source client that can relay
> other source clients, and manage a fallback between them, possibly
> with transitions. Then liquidsoap creates the stream and sends it to
> icecast, it's seamless for the listener. And in case you don't _need_
> to have two separate source clients, let me precise that the fallback,
> like any other operation in liquidsoap, works as well with source
> clients than with internal sources such as playlists.
> Feel free to ask on savonet-users at lists.sf.net if you have any questions.
> Cheers,
> --
> David
> [1] http://savonet.sf.net
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Well Peter Brooks mentioned this earlier in the thread but it seemed 
tricky to me. After you mentioned it (again) i took a closer look at it, 
i tried it a bit and i liked it but though  I haven't found the time to 
look carefully at it.
Anyway thx for mentioning (both)

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