[Icecast] Forcing an ID on all mountpoints

Brandon Casci brandon at loudcity.net
Wed Nov 3 07:59:59 PDT 2010


Try Karl's way first, it's the easiest.

With Liquidsoap you can mix anything you want into an audio stream..that's
what I was thinking. Though it requires CPU power because your
re-transcoding the streams.

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 10:40 AM, W2LIE <w2lie at w2lie.net> wrote:

> Karl & All,
> Thanks for the replies..  It looks like there might be 1,000 ways to skin
> this cat.  I was even looking at the LiquidSoap Harbor code as well- but
> only if I can run LiquidSoap as a service under CentOS.
>
> 73
> Phil
>
> On Tue, 02 Nov 2010 21:15:47 +0000, Karl Heyes <karl at xiph.org> wrote:
> > On 02/11/10 19:35, W2LIE wrote:
> >> I'm looking for a way to tag my live feeds via an audio announcement
> >> every
> >> 30 minutes or so using the Linux install of Icecast.
> >>
> >> Some of the feeds I control locally, and other feeds are from remote
> >> locations - so implimenting this must be as painless as possible for
> each
> >> encoding location.
> >
> >
> >> As of now, the best way I can think of to do this is by running 2
> >> instances of Icecast.  Allowing the first instance to have the
> >> announcement
> >> as part of the "intro" tag, and kick each feed after 30 minutes, and
> then
> >> having the 2nd instance of Icecast relay all of the feeds from the
> first
> >> Icecast.  These will also be standard announcements, and not rotating
> >> commercials.
> >
> > You could do this although you don't need 2 icecasts, you can use 2
> > mountpoints. mount1 would be the initial feed (relay/source), but with a
>
> > max listener duration of say 1800 seconds and a intro file, the second
> > mount (what listeners use) would be a relay of 127.0.0.1 mount1. The
> > relay would be dropped and and restarted.
> >
> > Another/simpler way would be to run a source client every half an hour
> > that overrides the mount running the stream and play just the ID once,
> > the override moves the listeners and then the listeners fall back to the
>
> > stream when finished.  So mount1 would be the normal stream for
> > listeners, mount2 would fed by a source client when you want the ID
> > played, mount2 would fallback/override mount1
> >
> > karl.
>
>
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