[Icecast] Pathing syntax for icecast.xml in Windows

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 07:21:45 PDT 2015


On 1 Jun 2015, at 16:04, Jack Elliott 541 848 7021 wrote:

> Hi Philipp,
>
> Thank you.
>
> I find in the Icecast docs the following:
>
> "_A fallback mount can also state a file that is located in webroot._

This is true, and it exactly states what's wrong with your syntax. It 
expects to be a mount name, as mounts will fallback to files in webroot 
with the same name, if they exists, you can use a file as well.
Therefore you can't just put the full path there, like you did. (And you 
path does not seem to point to webroot) If you want to have a fallback 
file, put it in webroot and just put the filename in the fallback-mount, 
as you would usually do with a mountpoint:

     <fallback-mount>/fallback.mp3</fallback-mount>

> This is useful for playing a pre-recorded file in the case of a stream 
> going down. It will repeat until either the listener disconnects or a 
> stream comes back available and takes the listeners back. As per 
> usual, the file format should match the stream format, failing to do 
> so may cause problems with playback."
>
> This is at http://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.4.1/config-file.htm 
> <http://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.4.1/config-file.html>
>
> So it appears that one can specify a static file as the fallback. My 
> question has to do with whether Icecast will be happy with the syntax 
> I have proposed as the path to the file.
>
> -- 
> that Jack Elliott
> 541 848 7021
> Producer Wednesday Point, Host, The Sunday Classics
> KPOV 88.9, High Desert Radio
> Audio geek
>
> On 05/31/2015 05:12 AM, Philipp Schafft wrote:
>> reflum,
>>
>> On Sat, 2015-05-30 at 09:30 -0700, that Jack Elliott wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Icecast.xml sh"A fallback mount can also state a file that is 
>>> located in webroot. This
>>> is useful for playing a pre-recorded file in the case of a stream 
>>> going
>>> down. It will repeat until either the listener disconnects or a 
>>> stream
>>> comes back available and takes the listeners back. As per usual, the
>>> file format should match the stream format, failing to do so may 
>>> cause
>>> problems with playback."ows a sample path to a mountpoint fallback 
>>> file as
>>>
>>> <fallback-mount>/example2.ogg</fallback-mount>
>>>
>>> Under Windows, will this next work?
>>>
>>> <fallback-mount>"C:\Users\username\Desktop\foldername\subfoldername
>>> \fallback.mp3"</fallback-mount>
>>> [...]
>> No.
>>
>> I think you misunderstanding fallbacks a bit: Those are not files but
>> actual mounts (which may be files within the webroot).
>>
>> I would suggest to read docs for more info:
>> http://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.4.1/config-file.html#mountsettings
>>
>>
>>
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