[Icecast] Icecast2 Station with multiple scheduled DJs?

A. Craig West acraigwest at gmail.com
Tue May 25 11:13:06 PDT 2010


On 24 May 2010 12:10, Patrick Bohnet <hquu at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have been playing with Icecast only for a couple of days, and I am trying to figure out how to do something.
> I want a listener to have to only deal with one stream, but I want to be able to switch the source of that stream between multiple sources (DJs). The core idea is that the listener only deals with /live.mp3 while in the background I can problematically switch between a series of live sources (DJs) or an "Auto DJ Playlist" source - all based on a schedule for 24/7 content. The total amount of DJs is currently unknown (4+), as this is just the planing stages.
> So far I only have two ideas, neither of which seams optimal
> 1) use the move listener function to constantly shift users around to the correct DJ stream.
> 2) use a third party restream program, such as StreamTranscoder or LiquidSoap
> 3) use 4 dj mount points that fallback to each other and finally to the autoDJ, and make the DJs pick a stream to take over when their show starts. (this untested)

You missed the simplest option, which is to set up the 4 (or more)
mount points, and create a symlink to one one of them in a cron job.
This would be by far the lowest overhead...
-Craig


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