[Icecast] icecast2.xml or darkice.cfg?

Alan Bowness awi3 at live.com
Fri Nov 28 09:46:09 UTC 2014

Thank you Geoff,

I think I will give that option 1 a go later.

As option 2 will not have it, even if I comment out the Icecast section, and 
just have the shoutcast section; i've tried different combination of config 
in that section and  get presented with various connection errors.

The two servers which I have access to, one of which I do know that there is 
a relay option, so I will check that out, this could be the answer I am 
looking for.
I will let you know how I get on with that option.

Thank you very much!


-----Original Message----- 
From: Geoff Shang
Sent: Friday, November 28, 2014 8:11 AM
To: Icecast streaming server user discussions
Subject: Re: [Icecast] icecast2.xml or darkice.cfg?

On Thu, 27 Nov 2014, Alan Bowness wrote:

> I have searched for a very long time with issues streaming to a shoutcast
> server via icecast, just can't find anything out about it.
> If I were to stream using icecast, would it be the icecast.xml I would 
> have
> to configure for the shoutcast server, or.. just the darkice.cfg?

Icecast isn't able to relay streams on to Shoutcast servers.

You've got two options.

1.  If you are able to configure the Shoutcast server, you can configure
it to tune into your Icecast server just like any listener and relay the
stream that way.  this is the best solution if you can do it as you only
need to send the source once, but it requires you to be able to configure
the Shoutcast server which you may not be able to do.

2.  If 1 isn't possible, you can configure Darkice to send to both
servers.  simply include a [shoutcast-0] section in your config file along
with the [icecast2-0] section that presumably already appears.

Note that darkice will encode this stream separately so the Pi will need
to be able to encode two audio streams in real-time.


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