[RDD] Streamdata (Song titles) to a shoutcast server

Tom Dawson Tom at TomDawson.co.uk
Thu May 10 07:42:36 EDT 2012

Not really a solution, but it has been working for us for nearly 3 
months now :) Also on Ubuntu 10.04 with 1.72 here... I just leave two 
terminal windows running in the background - one for streamupdate.sh and 
and I manually start the netcat process with settings in the other, for 

netcat -k -u -l 6868 > /home/user/streamdata/song.dat

It's not especially elegant as there's a two terminal windows there, but 
most of our presenters only use RDAirplay anyway so it isn't an issue 
for us at present.

Come to mention it, I was testing this on another machine the other day, 
and netcat did die for me whenever it was launched from a script. I.e. 
it would save one title update to the song.dat file but would then end. 
Thought nothing of it as I was just experimenting, but could be an issue 
with ubuntu/netcat maybe?

I seem to remember Fred G mentioned something about RLMs for now/next 
data, does anyone know if RD 2.X RLMs will work with 1.72? Or am I just 
being daft?


Tom Dawson

On 10/05/2012 12:32, Geoff Barkman wrote:
> I've been following the instructions on the Rivendell Wiki.
> http://rivendell.tryphon.org/wiki/Streaming_from_Rivendell#Icecast2.2FShoutcast_Meta_Data_from_Rivendell
> I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 with Rivendell 1.72
> But netcat dies after a few mins of sending track titles to a shoutcast server.
> I've modified as per the instructions...
> NOTE: If you are using Ubuntu 10.04, due to changes in the netcat of
> this version, you'll have to change the options passed to "nc" in the
> "song.sh" file. Change
> netcat -l -u -p $port>  $songdat&
> to
> netcat -k -u -l $port>  $songdat&
> Anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it?
> Many thanks
> Geoff
> _______________________________________________
> Rivendell-dev mailing list
> Rivendell-dev at lists.rivendellaudio.org
> http://lists.rivendellaudio.org/mailman/listinfo/rivendell-dev
> -- 
> Regards,
> Tom Dawson
> Fantasy Radio
> www.fantasyradio.co.uk

More information about the Rivendell-dev mailing list