[Icecast] Pathing syntax for icecast.xml in Windows

Jack Elliott 541 848 7021 thatjackelliott at kpov.org
Mon Jun 1 07:31:56 PDT 2015


Hi Marvin, thank you.

Okay, then to be clear, "webroot" for the purposes of running Icecast 
under Windows would be the same folder where icecast.xml is normally 
found, i.e., C:\Program Files\icecast

And, if I read you correctly, suppose my normal mount coming from my 
source client is called /example  (it is an mp3 stream so I don't 
specify the extension). If I place a file called "example.mp3" in the 
webroot, and rename my live mount "example.mp3" then will Icecast 
automatically fall back to the static file in the event that the source 
client goes off-air?

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that Jack Elliott
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On 06/01/2015 07:21 AM, Marvin Scholz wrote:
> 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 itIt
> 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.
>   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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