[linux-audio-user] streaming web audio problems
anahata at treewind.co.uk
Thu Jun 30 05:09:13 EDT 2005
On Thu, Jun 30, 2005 at 10:27:24AM +0200, Maarten de Boer wrote:
> $ wget http://radiobritfolk.co.uk/billboard/PL_217.m3u
> (The number seems generated, and only valid for a while)
That's right - it's different every visit, part of the mechanism for
randomizing the play list order.
> I look in the m3u and see URL's like:
> $ host www.limbocreatives.co.uk
> Host www.limbocreatives.co.uk not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
~$ host www.limbocreatives.co.uk
www.limbocreatives.co.uk has address 126.96.36.199
Hmm... looks like you've got a local DNS problem?
> and deleted it right away, because this music gets on my nerves
> instantly ;-) )
Sorry, I can't vouch for the musical quality of my folky friends :-)
There'll be a track on mine on there some time soon :-\
> But I, for one, _hate_ websites that unadvertitely start playing sounds.
Playing sounds is the whole point of that page. I don't think background
music comes up on the main radiobritfolk.co.uk page.
> Anyway, I think the best solution for streaming music from a website, is
> icecast. It will stream (but it will not stop anyone from grabbing that
I take it that means renting server space that has icecast, which I
think is a financial problem at the moment. This operation is expected
to get too big to run on the back of someones ADSL connection!
> the "analog hole"). If you can hear it, you can record it.
Yes, I suspect the difference between broadcasting and downloading is
which party is legally reponsible if the file ends up on the user's
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