[Icecast] Icecast source client with web request/voting for next to play function

Jordan Erickson jordan at coolmic.net
Thu Mar 19 16:02:04 UTC 2020


Hi Konrad,

I really like what your mission for broadcasting music with Icecast.

I use liquidsoap ( https://www.liquidsoap.info/ ) to automate streaming
of past-recorded music content on my webradio. It's worked great, but be
aware that there is a steep learning curve compared to something like Ices2.

I am managing a project with some excellent developers here called Cool
Mic which broadcasts live audio that you could use for live performances
as well, to for example a fallback mountpoint. We are also using this
code for a live music streaming platform called SubJam (
https://subj.am/ ) that also uses Icecast as a backend. We're looking
for additional developers and funding sources with this project.

I know that others have accomplished the 'vote for next track' function,
it is beyond the scope of Icecast however and would interact with the
source client itself.


Cheers,
Jordan


On 3/19/20 8:39 AM, Konrad Kostecki wrote:
> Hi all!
> 
> Thank you for having me. I'm a person who encourage a small local
> community for musical involvement. It already kinda worked, we are doing
> plenty of fantastic things together.
> 
> What I am now thinking of is 24/7 Internet radio based on Icecast that
> will air all of their non-professional music I gathered. Functions I'm
> looking for:
> - frequent scanning of music directory to update music library for
> dynamic playlist building
> - to shuffle music on playlist fairly to not have same artist played two
> or more times in a row, so all artists could have a chance to be aired
> equally
> - from web perspective to have possibility for end-users to select songs
> which will be played next
> - replaygain support (radio mode, not album mode)
> 
> Don't get me wrong, I'm not looking for any easy/ready solution, maybe
> I'm not a coder but I can at least try to script something in bash or
> Python. However, I'm confused regarding source clients available -
> Liquidsoap, butt, MPD, DarkIce, DeeFuzzer, Ezstream (at least I find
> these projects as quite active) - I have no experience with them and I
> can't really find useful opinions. Can you tell which of them could be
> best for described vision? I'd appreciate if you could recommend me any
> way I could follow, which specific software components I would possibly
> need to integrate. Even brief information will do!
> 
> Thanks! Stay healthy!
> Kokos
> 
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