[Icecast] Icecast2 Station with multiple scheduled DJs?

Geoff Shang geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Tue May 25 14:58:23 PDT 2010


On Tue, 25 May 2010, A. Craig West wrote:

> 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...

I think you are confused.

Icecast mountpoints are virtual, they are not created in the filesystem.

You could achieve the same thing by having a script update the config file 
and adjust the value for an alias.

However this approach might be tricky as it would need to be kept in sync 
with what is actually meant to happen.

The way I dealt with this situation was to have all users connect to the 
same mount point.  Then you can quite easily deal with moving listeners 
around.

I had a structure with prerecorded programs on the main mountpoint, live 
shows on the second and automation on the third, with appropriate 
fallback/fallback-override values.

The only thing about this approach is that listeners will get a few 
seconds of automation between broadcasters.  Oh and you have a shared 
password which may not be ideal.

Geoff.



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