I'm Considering steamcast instead of icecast. I got some Q's

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I'm Considering steamcast instead of icecast. I got some Q's

Post by cmodyssey » Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:23 pm

As I'm considering moving to steamcast, there's a few things that icecast does that I'm not sure if steamcast does.

The features I still want if I was to move to steamcast are as follows:

1) Dump file - With icecast, you can configure it to save the audio that is being streamed to the server to an mp3 file. Is there any way to do this in steamcast?

2) Source connect and disconnect scripts - With icecast, you can configure it to run a shell or PERL script etc. What I'm looking for is for steamcast to call various scripts when it notices that a source has connected and disconnected.

Would someone mind letting me know if these features are available in steamcast.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Lane » Sun Sep 07, 2008 2:50 pm

It doesn't directly do those things to my knowledge (If I'm mistaken, someone please correct me), but they can be easily done with external programs/scripts.

For recording, there is a command line program called http://streamripper.sourceforge.net/. Wrap your own control script around that, and it should be able to record for you as desired.

For actions based on source mounts, you can have an external script or daemon monitor the connections. One way is to read the xml info for the current mount info.

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Post by Jay » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:34 am

These are certainly interesting feature suggestions though and seem easy enough to implement.
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Post by cmodyssey » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:06 pm

Hi Jay,

Thanks for your reply.

If these features where to be included in a future release of Steamcast, could I also ask that the ability of having the IP address of the source can be made part of the dump filename be possible please?

Thanks.

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Post by Jay » Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:04 am

that seems reasonable.
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