[Icecast] Dump file - split based on time v. single file

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 17:33:10 UTC 2015

On 1 Mar 2015, at 18:17, Dean Sauer wrote:

> REQUEST: IceCast server generated dump file via <dump-file></dump-file>

Please note, it's called Icecast, not IceCast.

> I realize that when this was probably generated that the type of sources
> that Icecast would be used with would not be 24/7/365 types, but probably
> short burts say up to a few hours, and also wouldn't contain large
> amounts of silence between actual audio.
> Right now I use darkice, cron, and a BASH script for the sources which
> then generates a MP3 recording of each hour, which is fed to sox, and
> then spits out a silence removed MP3 of that hours recording. This then
> has to be uploaded to the server..
> It would be a boon to do this server side, especially for sources/feeds I
> don't control which unfortunately use inferior wincrap software and can't
> generate a local dump file. And darkice can't seem to do this for Ogg,
> after the first dump, as the headers are missing for each file
> subsequently, bug/request sent to darkice.
> My suggestion is that the dump-file tag have an interval option or tag so
> that it creates a new dump file based on this interval, and named based
> on some sort of dump-file-name tag which would use BASH naming variables
> to name it.
> Alternatively I guess you could send Icecast another type of signal via
> kill much like the -HUP causes a rescan of the config, but if I/others
> wanted differing intervals that may not be the route to do this via  kill
> (Signal) option via cron job...
> Any of this been considered in the past??? Possible???
> It would be a boon if Icecast would do this on its own, and then I can
> feed these file(s) to sox SERVER SIDE, thus not having to do sftp uploads
> of these to the server from the sources...
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