[Icecast] Question about Icecast2 when not streaming
epirat07 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 05:48:07 PDT 2015
On 3 Jun 2015, at 14:36, José Luis Artuch wrote:
> El mié, 03-06-2015 a las 14:18 +0200, Marvin Scholz escribió:
>> On 3 Jun 2015, at 14:10, José Luis Artuch wrote:
>>> El mar, 02-06-2015 a las 21:48 -0400, Kyle Blizzard escribió:
>>>> I've been using Icecast for a few days now, and am really enjoying
>>>> it. One thing I can't figure out how to do is have a specific file
>>>> play if someone were to click on my stream url, and I wasn't
>>>> streaming at the time. I want it to play if I'm not streaming, but
>>>> play the stream if I am. I'm not sure if this is possible; I've
>>>> searched the Icecast
>>>> site and forums and didn't see anything about it, but I've seen
>>>> people do something similar. Is it possible to do this?
>>>> Thanks for any information you may be able to provide.
>>> Hello Kyle,
>>> If you want that the listener always receive audio from your *Web
>>> whether or not your *Icecast server* is running, you can include an
>>> onclick event on your stream url, so, if your *Icecast server* is
>>> running, a song hosted in your *Web server* will be played:
>> Thanks for the reply, but actually this solution you are advising is
>> really suitable.
>> a direct link to
>> the stream and will not be able to listen to it, when it is not
>> There is actually a much better approach which works natively in
>> without any need for
>> anything else: Fallbacks
>> You can setup a fallback for your stream, which can be either another
>> mountpoint or a file located in
>> your webroot. Check the Documentation  for more information about
>> Feel free to ask again if you are experiencing any problems or need
>> further help setting it up.
>>> José Luis
> Hello Marvin,
> Thank you very much for the information, I did not know.
> But the solution "Fallbacks" requires the Icecast server is working,
> it?. If so, what about if Icecast is not working ?.
Icecast is designed as a server software and should run all the time in
normal operation mode, therefore if you shut it down, you have to come
up with own handling for this case.
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