[Icecast] I can't start video streaming

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 11:24:51 UTC 2017



On 6 Dec 2017, at 8:36, Shigeru Oyama wrote:

> Dear Guys;
>
> I am very beginner of Icecast, but I already setup several icecast 
> servers
> with MP3 audio music broadcasting with icecast2 (2.4) and BUTT or ices 
> as
> source clients. Those are works well for almost one year already.
>
> I tried to make video casting with icecast2 (2.4) and VLC media player 
> as a
> source client, but icecast never recognize VLC as a source.
>
> icecast.xml had set just same as I made MP3 stream case;
>
>     <listen-socket>
>         <port>8000</port>
>         <!-- <bind-address>127.0.0.1</bind-address> -->
>              <shoutcast-mount>/bfmvideocast</shoutcast-mount>
>     </listen-socket>
>
> at VLC setting, I put icecast2 information, and I select "Video - 
> Theora +
> Vorbis (OGG)" as profile.
> Although I started VLC, icecast never recognize sourse client, 
> according to
> icecast admin site.
>
> When I started VLC, I'v got a error message at icecast error.log, 
> those are;
>
> [2017-12-06  15:23:54] INFO fserve/fserve_client_create checking for 
> file
> /style.css (/usr/share/icecast2/web/style.css)

This is completely unrelated to any source client. It's not an error 
message
either. (it starts with INFO)

>
> I'm sorry I can't understand this meaning.
>
> Dose anybody help letting me know how to start video stream with 
> icecast
> and VLC?

Using VLC as source client for Icecast is very tricky due to several 
usability
problems with the shout module in VLC.

> I am not trying to to do difficult things, I just want make video 
> stream.
>
> Thank you,
> Shigeru Oyama
> Shonan Beach FM
> Japan
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