[PD] Pd as a 24/7 Icecast/Shoutcast source client (alternative)
I.Anagnostopoulos at sheffield.ac.uk
Sun Nov 30 15:49:03 CET 2008
I had a look at the radio pages. Looks good. Is there any particular
reason you chose Shoutcast over Icecast? Are you using PD solely for the
mp3cast~? Or is it doing more than that? Are you using the GUI's for all
of these (jack, PD, jack-rack, xmms)?
From what I understand, ffserver is used for the flash version, right?
I haven't really heard much about flash stuff, I personally dislike
flash and I don't even have in installed.
John Harrison wrote:
> Not sure how much this adds to the conversation but... we have been
> using mp3cast~ to stream our radio station to 2 shoutcast servers for
> a few years now. Works very well. Occasionally it will cause the
> entire OS to hang if there is a disconnect with the internet at
> apparently just the right time (happens less than 1x/month with our
> off-campus server and never with our oncampus server) but it was more
> stable than darkice in our tests as well.
> We use Jack for our connections. Our content scheduler is a hacked up
> webcalendar, which triggers the content to be played via xmms (to be
> replaced hopefully very soon by mplayer), then fed via jack-rack
> through a compressor and limiter, and then sent to Pd for streaming.
> OT: but we also have a flash server/player solution which we find much
> more popular than our shoutcast servers, and ours is the only
> open-source web server I have seen actually work. It's an old version
> of ffserver --- since 2006 or so that app has been broken for us at
> least. Are there others out there?
> On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 3:10 PM, Ilias Anagnostopoulos
> <I.Anagnostopoulos at sheffield.ac.uk
> <mailto:I.Anagnostopoulos at sheffield.ac.uk>> wrote:
> I haven't seen the whole discussion about this, but from what I
> understand someone is using PD, mplayer and jack for streaming to an
> icecast/shoutcast server.
> I have used PD as a 24/7 source encoder/streamer, using mp3cast~,
> in the
> OtherSide project. This was a server that had PD running a synthesis
> patch which can be controlled by OSC through IRC and a bot
> listening on
> a chatroom there. It has been up for the past 3-4 months non-stop and
> with no maintenance within the University of Sheffield intranet.
> My initial experiment was to run PD through Jack and use Darkice. I'd
> patch the PD outputs to the Darkice inputs, which would then stream to
> the Icecast server. It didn't seem to be as stable though and it was
> more CPU-heavy than mp3cast~. I initially tried to do that cause I
> wanted to use other software apart from PD, but I ended up
> scripting the
> rest of the software and get their output in PD, which would pipe the
> output directly to the Icecast server. I didn't use a dac~ or jack,
> saving a lot of CPU resources.
> Any comments welcome, I'm still interested in hearing about ways other
> people do similar things.
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