[Icecast] fallback loop

Ken Gillett kengroups at icloud.com
Fri May 21 15:52:43 UTC 2021

I realise some may not feel the same way, but I am opposed to processes running 24/7 while actually utilised for what may amount to only a few seconds in a day and maybe not at all.

This is supposed to be a barebones media server just for producing video and/or audio streams with minimum ‘effort’, as quiet as possible and as cool as possible (so no fans spinning). Anything running while not being used is to be avoided at all cost.

The problem is that the audio stream from the satellite is mp2 and I need it to be mp3 or aac. So I have to transcode it and while I am able to do that manually, so far I have not been able to get Icecast to start (and stop) the transcode process on demand.

Ken  G i l l e t t


> On 21 May 2021, at 16:15, Geoff Shang <geoff at QuiteLikely.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 May 2021, Ken Gillett wrote:
>> Ah, the problem is that there has to be NOTHING running when there are no listeners.
> Why?  Ezstream configured as suggested does not transcode so the CPU usage is negligible.
> Cheers,
> Geoff.
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