[Icecast] New and need help

Stephen Atkins stephen.atkins at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 21:23:07 UTC 2013

Thanks for the suggestions.  I'll see what I can do with creating a m3u
file and check out ezstream.


On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 2:49 PM, Geoff Shang <geoff at quitelikely.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Aug 2013, Stephen Atkins wrote:
>  So what I would like to do is setup a machine (most likely a Raspberry PI
>> or Beagle Board Black) that has a podcast catcher.  It would always
>> download the latest podcasts I subscribe to and delete the old ones.
>>  There
>> are a few options for this and isn't a problem.  I would then like to have
>> Icecast randomly play podcasts that are in a specified directory and
>> repeat
>> them 24/7.  Once the file goes away it won't try to play it any more.
> Icecast is merely the server.  You'll have to send it something to serve.
> Assuming these podcasts are in mp3 format, I'd use Ices 0.x to do this.
> You can (I think) get it to send without reencoding, which should play
> nicely on a Pi.
> You can set it up to work from a playlist.  If you could get the playlist
> to be regenerated every time there's a change, Ices will detect the change
> and pick up the new files.
> I can't remember if ezstream can do all this, it might be able to and may
> be a better choice.
> If your podcasts are in multiple formats/bitrates, you'll probably need to
> encode the stream to a common format before sending, so your player doesn't
> choak on the format changes.  This may or may not be doable on the Pi,
> depending on the format needed.
> HTH,
> Geoff.
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