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

Geoff Barkman countryradio at gmail.com
Thu May 10 17:17:06 EDT 2012

May be there is something wrong to the process running in the
background with an ampersand (&) ?

If you wanted to get rid of the terminals and still run it the way you
do. Bring up the non-graphical login screen on Ubuntu run one process
on ALT-CTRL-F2 and the other on ALT-CTRL-F3. To return to the
graphical environment hit ALT-CTRL-F7 (where your Rdairplay is

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 11:42 PM, Tom Dawson <Tom at tomdawson.co.uk> wrote:
> 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 example:
> 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
> www.fantasyradio.co.uk
> 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
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>> Regards,
>> Tom Dawson
>> Fantasy Radio
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