[Icecast] Icecast help

Ross Levis ross at stationplaylist.com
Mon Oct 17 13:06:44 UTC 2016


Lines with a <!-- and --> are commented and not used. You need to remove these around the mount items.

The <<!-- looks like it needs fixing.


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark [mailto:mark at tafn.org.uk] 
Sent: Monday, 17 October 2016 9:35 p.m.
To: Ross Levis
Subject: Re: [Icecast] Icecast help

        Hi Ross,
First many thanks for your help
I have done what you said and all i get is  connecting in station playlist it will not connect i deleted the mount line and replaced it with your one first i added the mount lines you said deleting  the .aac  only i am playing mp3s setting the encoder to mp3

here is my icecast.xml
    <!-- location and admin are two arbitrary strings that are e.g. visible
         on the server info page of the icecast web interface
         (server_version.xsl). -->
    <admin>icemaster at localhost</admin>

    <!-- IMPORTANT!
         Especially for inexperienced users:
         Start out by ONLY changing all passwords and restarting Icecast.
         For detailed setup instructions please refer to the documentation.
         It's also available here: http://icecast.org/docs/

        <!-- If enabled, this will provide a burst of data when a client
             first connects, thereby significantly reducing the startup
             time for listeners that do substantial buffering. However,
             it also significantly increases latency between the source
             client and listening client.  For low-latency setups, you
             might want to disable this. -->
        <!-- same as burst-on-connect, but this allows for being more
             specific on how much to burst. Most people won't need to
             change from the default 64k. Applies to all mountpoints  -->

        <!-- Sources log in with username 'source' -->
        <!-- Relays log in with username 'relay' -->

        <!-- Admin logs in with the username given below -->

    <!-- set the mountpoint for a shoutcast source to use, the default if not
         specified is /stream but you can change it here if an alternative is
         wanted or an extension is required

<<!-- Uncomment this if you want directory listings -->

    <!-- This is the hostname other people will use to connect to your server.
         It affects mainly the urls generated by Icecast for playlists and yp
         listings. You MUST configure it properly for YP listings to work!

    <!-- You may have multiple <listener> elements -->
        <!-- <bind-address></bind-address> -->
        <!-- <shoutcast-mount>/stream</shoutcast-mount> -->

    <!-- Global header settings
         Headers defined here will be returned for every HTTP request to Icecast.

         The ACAO header makes Icecast public content/API by default
         This will make streams easier embeddable (some HTML5 functionality needs it).
         Also it allows direct access to e.g. /status-json.xsl from other sites.
         If you don't want this, comment out the following line or read up on CORS.
        <header name="Access-Control-Allow-Origin" value="*" />

    <!-- Relaying
         You don't need this if you only have one server.
         Please refer to the config for a detailed explanation.

    <!-- setting this makes all relays on-demand unless overridden, this is
         useful for master relays which do not have <relay> definitions here.
         The default is 0 -->



    <!-- Mountpoints
         Only define <mount> sections if you want to use advanced options,
         like alternative usernames or passwords

    <!-- Default settings for all mounts that don't have a specific <mount type="normal">.
    <mount type="default">
        <authentication type="url">
                <option name="mount_add" 
                <header name="foo" value="bar" />

    <!-- Normal mounts -->
    <mount type="normal">


        <authentication type="htpasswd">
                <option name="filename" value="myauth"/>
                <option name="allow_duplicate_users" value="0"/>
                <header name="Access-Control-Allow-Origin" 
value="http://webplayer.example.org" />
                <header name="baz" value="quux" />

    <mount type="normal">
        <authentication type="url">
            <option name="mount_add" 
            <option name="mount_remove" 
            <option name="listener_add" 
            <option name="listener_remove" 
            <option name="headers"         value="x-pragma,x-token"/>
            <option name="header_prefix"   value="ClientHeader."/>


        <!-- basedir is only used if chroot is enabled -->

        <!-- Note that if <chroot> is turned on below, these paths must both
             be relative to the new root, not the original root -->
        <!-- <pidfile>/usr/share/icecast2/icecast.pid</pidfile> -->

        <!-- Aliases: treat requests for 'source' path as being for 'dest' 
             May be made specific to a port or bound address using the "port"
             and "bind-address" attributes.
        <alias source="/foo" destination="/bar"/>
        <!-- Aliases: can also be used for simple redirections as well,
             this example will redirect all requests for http://server:port/ to
             the status page
        <alias source="/" destination="/status.xsl"/>
        <!-- The certificate file needs to contain both public and private part.
             Both should be PEM encoded.

        <!-- <playlistlog>playlist.log</playlistlog> -->
        <loglevel>3</loglevel> <!-- 4 Debug, 3 Info, 2 Warn, 1 Error -->
        <logsize>10000</logsize> <!-- Max size of a logfile -->
        <!-- If logarchive is enabled (1), then when logsize is reached
             the logfile will be moved to [error|access|playlist].log.DATESTAMP,
             otherwise it will be moved to [error|access|playlist].log.old.
             Default is non-archive mode (i.e. overwrite)
        <!-- <logarchive>1</logarchive> -->

From: Ross Levis
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 1:11 AM
To: 'Icecast streaming server user discussions' ; 'Mark'
Subject: RE: [Icecast] Icecast help

Hi Mark,

I’m subscribed to this group also.  Icecast Server supports fallback mounts to handle this situation.  We have this configured for some of our stream hosting customers.  Something like this is configured in the icecast.xml...


Your automation sends to /auto.aac, you advertise /listen.aac for the listeners to connect to.  DJ's connect to /live.aac.

Change or remove the ".aac" depending on codec.


From: Icecast [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org] On Behalf Of Robert Jeffares
Sent: Monday, 17 October 2016 10:55 a.m.

You can use Station Playlist to pick up the stream from the remote DJ R

On 17/10/16 07:47, Mark wrote:
        Good evening,
i am new to icecast and  trying to do the following
1 i have a stream going 24 hours 7 days a week with back to back music and what i am trying to do is have our djs connect thugh the day at there time slots but are all around the Uk so not from 1 location
the problem is when i am streaming noone elce   can start there show with 
out me  disconnecting
the software i am using is station playlist was told what i am trying to do i would  need icecast only have been using shoutcast hope some one can help Mark.

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