[Icecast] Icecast install under Windows

Donald E Limbaugh delimbaugh21 at students.tntech.edu
Thu May 21 20:31:44 PDT 2015


Thanks, Albert, for the help on the IP address!  

I'm not sure what you  mean about the Windows server.  I'm running Windows 8.1 on my PC that runs the radio station...

I figured out that the icecast.xml file in the sub-folder is the one that the icecast GUI uses for configuration.  



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From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org <icecast-bounces at xiph.org> on behalf of Albert Sindjui <sindjui at sibopa.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:58 PM
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Subject: Re: [Icecast] Icecast install under Windows

The ip 127.0.0.1 will work; that's the default ip of any server. You can
either use localhost, 127.0.0.1, the external IP, or your example.com domain
name. they are all the same thing and will all work.

For the file permissions, that's limitation of windows servers;

Hope I've helped

Albert

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From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf
Of Donald E Limbaugh
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:55 AM
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Ok.  I installed icecast win_32 2.4.1 with no problem.  The problems arrive
when I try changing things...

Why are the folders for icecast write protected?  I made changes to the
icecast.xml file & tried saving it, but got errors saying the file is read
only!

Then, I scanned the sub-folders in the download folder & found another
icecast.xml file!  I couldn't make changes that either!

I found a sleezy work-a-round:  save the file as a different name in a
different folder then copy it to the icecast folder, then delete the
original file & rename the modified file to icecast.xml.

Next:  When looking at the icecast.xml, what does the IP address do?  The
default is http://127.0.0.1.  Do I change this to match the IP address of
the machine that is providing the stream source?

Thanks in advance for any help!!




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Marvin Scholz <epirat07 at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:46 PM
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On 14 May 2015, at 20:56, that Jack Elliott wrote:

> Hi Marvin,
>
> I followed the wiki instructions and they went w/o any issues until
>
> C:\Users\username> nssm start Icecast
> Can't open service!
> OpenService(): Access is denied!
>
> Probably a good idea to mention that the command window needs to be
> Run as administrator. Then it works.

Thanks for pointing that out! (My Windows XP has no UAC so I did not noticed
this)

> Many thanks!
>
> --
> Jack Elliott
>
> On 5/14/2015 10:07 AM, Marvin Scholz wrote:
>> On 14 May 2015, at 18:36, Jack Elliott 541 848 7021 wrote:
>>
>>> Oh dear.
>>>
>>> Okay, can anyone suggest how to install Icecast under Windows as a
>>> service, and to be able to bring up some kind of console to
>>> start/stop it?
>> I just wrote a Wiki page detailing how to install Icecast as service
>> using NSSM, you can find it here
>> http://wiki.xiph.org/Icecast_Server/Setup_Windows_Service
>>
>>> I can launch Icecast using the installed .bat file, but it's clunky.
>>>
>>> --
>>> that Jack Elliott
>>> 541 848 7021
>>> Producer Wednesday Point, Host, The Sunday Classics KPOV 88.9, High
>>> Desert Radio Audio geek
>>>
>>> On 05/14/2015 09:21 AM, Ross Levis wrote:
>>>> <Rant>Most if not all of the developers don't use the operating
>>>> system 90% of the population use and don't really care. It works on
>>>> Linux.</Rant>
>> Well it is not that we ignore Windows, but most servers are running
>> Linux and we have to choose some priorities, given that we never got
>> much feedback from windows users and we are just very few developers,
>> a Windows Service was not one of the top priorities.
>> But we will investigate re-adding this functionality.
>>
>>>> I too would like to see a proper GUI with proper installers. It
>>>> would get a lot more users that way.
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On
>>>> Behalf Of Jack Elliott 541 848 7021
>>>> Sent: Friday, 15 May 2015 3:43 a.m.
>>>> To: icecast at xiph.org
>>>> Subject: [Icecast] Icecast install under Windows
>>>>
>>>> Windows 7, Icecast 2.4.1
>>>>
>>>> Installer downloaded from
>>>> http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast_win32_2.4.1.exe
>>>>
>>>> Referring to http://en.flossmanuals.net/icecast/windows/
>>>>
>>>> The installation process goes as described, but doesn't offer the
>>>> "Create a desktop icon" option.
>>>>
>>>> Nor am I offered the option to "Install Icecast as a Windows
>>>> service"
>>>> as
>>>> shown.
>>>>
>>>> I can't "start Icecast by clicking on the handy icon" because of no
>>>> icon.
>>>> Because of that, I can't start the final window as shown on the
>>>> document.
>>>> (Start server, etc.)
>>>>
>>>> I tried installing Icecast twice, same results.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> that Jack Elliott
>>>> 541 848 7021
>>>> Producer Wednesday Point, Host, The Sunday Classics KPOV 88.9, High
>>>> Desert Radio Audio geek
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