[Icecast] Who sets the mount point?
eric at sfu.ca
Tue Oct 27 21:49:18 UTC 2009
Sorry for what seems like a real newbie question, but who actually sets
the mount point? Is it the client/source, the icecast.xml file, or both?
I find the IceCast configuration documentation quite confusing as it
does not really explain mount points very well. If someone would take
the time to explain things to me I would volunteer to improve the
Case in point. I've been using IceCast for years, but never really
understood what I was doing. Recently I installed IceCast 2.3.1 on my
new computer. I have not configured anything - everything is the default
out of the box experience. As far as I can tell the default icecast.xml
file does not actually have any mount points defined, they are all
commented out. Am I correct?
I'm using the ODDCAST DSP with Winamp. As far as I can tell IceCast
locked on to the first mount point I configured in ODDCAST, which
happened to be example-complex.ogg, and now I cannot seem to change it.
Is this how IceCast works, it takes whatever the client/source sends it
and then automatically creates a mount point?
My problem now is my ODDCAST DSP seems to be locked into
example-complex.ogg as its 'destination' and won't release it even when
I change the mount point in the DSP Config settings. I would like to
change the mount point to something else, but I cannot figure out how.
Has the mount point "example-complex.ogg" been locked into my Winamp
configuration somewhere, or is something in the IceCast configuration
that is forcing this mount point?
I have uninstalled the ODDCAST DSP and reinstalled it, and the DPS still
thinks it's configured to "example-complex.ogg" even though it has not
connected to IceCast yet. I suspect there is some magic winamp/oddcast
config file somewhere, but I am unable to find it (as Windows search
mechanism is hopelessly lame).
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