[Icecast] Change fallback mount file automatically?

that Jack Elliott thatjackelliott at kpov.org
Wed Jun 24 06:55:36 PDT 2015


Oh -- then I did not understand the documentation.

fallback-mount
This optional value specifies a mountpoint that clients are 
automatically moved to if the source shuts down or is not streaming at 
the time a listener connects. Only one can be listed in each mount and 
should refer to another mountpoint on the same server that is streaming 
in the _same streaming format_.

I was thinking that "same streaming format" referred to 
bitrate/channels, etc. Perhaps it means mp3 or ogg.

Anyway, this is good news. Thank you.

-- 
Jack Elliott
Producer, The Point Wednesday
Host, The Sunday Classics
KPOV 88.9 High Desert Radio
kpov.org

On 6/24/2015 6:33 AM, Martin Jangowski wrote:
> Am 24.06.2015 um 15:01 schrieb Jack Elliott 541 848 7021:
>> Icecast allows using a fallback mount file which the listener will hear
>> if the main mount stops. It is specified in icecast.xml as this example:
>>
>> <fallback-mount>/example2.ogg</fallback-mount>
>>
>> It is necessary that the file have the same bitrate and same format
>> (single or two-channels) as the main mount.
>>
>
> I regularly broadcast with 48kBit streaming rate (mp3, mono, 44kHz). 
> My fallback-file is a 244kBit, stereo, 44kHz, mp3 file. Works like a 
> charme....
>
> Martin
>
>
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