[Icecast] HLS enabled mounts

Mayiani, Martin Martine - mayianmm mayianmm at jmu.edu
Wed Oct 28 03:03:09 UTC 2020

Hi Robert, 

Unfortunately I am not replying to answer your question but to ask a question on pre-roll.  I am working on a similar project but still at the configuration stages. For some reason my intro file is not being played.  I am also using Icecast 2.4.4 and have four mount points on one relay server.  I am trying to use my intro file on only one mount point.  I am also doing mp3 not HLS.  Any insight ? I have attached the config for my mount point. 

Thank you so much 

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From: Icecast <icecast-bounces at xiph.org> On Behalf Of Jordan Erickson
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Hi Robert,

Intro files play whenever a listener client connects. If you are disconnecting from WiFi and going to LTE, for example, this is expected behavior as you are severing the connection and re-connecting. It sounds like the same type of case with users with "unstable Internet connections" as they may well be disconnected from the Icecast server and reconnect when network is available again.

Icecast, AFAIK, doesn't support HLS (
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__en.wikipedia.org_wiki_HTTP-5FLive-5FStreaming&d=DwIGaQ&c=eLbWYnpnzycBCgmb7vCI4uqNEB9RSjOdn_5nBEmmeq0&r=fM5iy7jgIV7jGhy9QkEGrQ&m=aB_jEHjemEJybrViFK4LTiLd0YKOR1sSUDi1_Wc-oWg&s=PaZgIXWUpLvRO7-If3Oif5v5LUrwL3fpnypArJOT_fU&e=  ) so I can't comment on that.

Jordan Erickson

On 10/27/20 7:44 AM, Robert Fitzpatrick wrote:
> We use Icecast version 2.4.4 and recently added an intro (preroll) to 
> one of our channels. Although we haven't had any direct complaints, 
> there has been a discussion thread with some of our public radio 
> colleagues getting complaints about users receiving a repeat of the 
> intro many times when their device switches from WiFi to LTE or 
> unstable Internet connections.
> One of our colleagues received a response from Triton Digital about 
> "utilizing your HLS enabled mounts for streaming". I am not familiar 
> with this technology, could someone here provide more information 
> about how this could be used with Icecast and how it would help in the 
> case of unstable Internet connections and/or intros?
> Thanks!
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