[Icecast] Listener statistics on a fallback stream

Yahav Shasha yahav.shasha at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 12:58:23 UTC 2015

> >To me it sounds like a bug; surely the fallback never needs statistics,
> only the real steam because this is where listeners connect to.

Well, the fallback mount is still a mount-point nonetheless. you could
still use it as a "regular" mount-point even if its configured as a
fallback to another.

Now, as for the statistics, should we be able to help without knowing what
system you use to gather your statistics and build those charts? or i
missed it?
anyway, i can think of two options:
1. gather statistics for both mount-points.
2. depend on the software you use, you can write some code to determinate
whether a live source is connected and pull the stats from the relevant
mount-point accordingly.

On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Jeroen van Oosten <jvoosten at bankai.nl>

> Hello,
> I've come across a small problem and I'm not sure it's a bug or a
> misconfiguration in icecast, so I thought I'd ask here.
> The situation: we have an automated radio station that is fed from a
> dedicated virtual machine with SAM broadcaster. I set up a stream with a
> fallback mount; SAM connects to the fallback. Now, whenever the DJ wants
> to broadcast live all he has to do is start up his studio and connect to
> the 'real' stream, thus taking over the stream without having to logon
> to the server, stop encoders, etc. When he's done he disengages the
> stream and listeners are automatically back on the automated stream.
> This setup may be somewhat unusual in that we're running in "fallback"
> mode most of the time.
> The problem I have is that the listener statistics are now on the
> fallback stream, not the 'real' one, so now are listener graphs are flat
> at zero :( Of course I could pull the statistics from the fallback
> mount, but then we won't have listener stats for when we're live.
> To me it sounds like a bug; surely the fallback never needs statistics,
> only the real steam because this is where listeners connect to. Or maybe
> I need a different configuration.
> This the portion of my configuration that deals with the streams:
>     <mount type="normal">
>         <mount-name>/high.mp3</mount-name>
>         <fallback-mount>/high-server.mp3</fallback-mount>
>         <fallback-override>1</fallback-override>
>     </mount>
>     <mount type="normal">
>         <mount-name>/high-server.mp3</mount-name>
>         <public>0</public>
>         <hidden>1</hidden>
>     </mount>
> Listeners are directed to http://radiogfm.dyndns.org:8200/high.mp3, SAM
> connects to .../high-server.mp3. There are also 2 ACC+ streams with the
> same structure.
> So, what I want to know is: how do I get the proper listener statistics
> from /high.mp3? Is it a bug? Is there a different configuration that
> will work? The main requirement is that switching over to live streaming
> is effortless, i.e. just turn on the encoder on the DJ machine and start
> streaming.
> Thanks in advance,
> Jeroen
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Yahav Shasha,
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