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Amarok ices script (unmaintained!)


Amarok Script

Score 62%
Amarok ices script (unmaintained!)

Link:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 3.x
Downloads:  420
Submitted:  Dec 26 2007
Updated:  Jun 21 2009


An Amarok script which provides basic support for streaming your ALSA card output to Icecast (version 2 or later). It also features metadata update of the current playing track in Amarok.
Suggestions are welcome!

Project homepage: http://electrostorm.net/project/amarok-ices

Extract from the README:

License: GPLv2+
Version: 0.4

Author: Kevin Funk (krf)
Project homepage: http://electrostorm.net/project/amarok-ices
Contact: see homepage

This tool allows Amarok to stream your ALSA card output to Icecast2.

Important Notes:
* This tool won't stream Amarok output only. It streams your _complete_ ALSA card output! If you try to listen to your own stream it will cause echos of course! Deactivate system sounds because they're sent to IceCast2, too!
* If you like to change further ices settings, use ~/.kde/share/apps/amarok/scripts-data/ices-live.xml!
* If ices doesnt start, check if an instance is already running by doing `ps aux | grep ices`. Kill it if necessary.

* You can configure important ices options within Amarok's Script Manager
* Amarok ices updates current metadata on the Icecast2 Server

Please report any bugs (to kde-apps.org comment section for example).

* ices streaming client version 2 (ices-1.x won't work!)
* A working Icecast2 setup
* Python
* PyQT bindings


* 0.4 (2008-04-26): Also recognize "ices2" binary (ubuntu packages), fix ices process polling, clean up
* 0.3 (2007-28-12): More bugfixes, add popup messages, show configure dialog for firsttime users, restart ices when saving changes
* 0.2 (2007-28-12): Bugfixes, add ices.spec, add more copyright info (thanks to Harald Sitter for testing)
* 0.1 (2007-26-12): Initial release

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 by bulsa on: Dec 29 2007
Score 50%

I kept looking for such a program for about a year now, and there it is^^ *g*

How about supporting jack, then you could specifically redirect the amarok sound and not everything?

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 Re: jack?

 by krf on: Dec 29 2007
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I never used jack. But I'll have a look at it.

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 Some error

 by vali333 on: Mar 18 2008
Score 50%

Got some error on startup:

Warning: Ices died unexpectedly: Failed initial connect to <my-ip>:8000 (Login failed: Success)
Check your config please!

Source password is correct!

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 Re: Some error

 by krf on: Mar 25 2008
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You have to specify a valid remote ip address.

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 Re: Re: Some error

 by vali333 on: Mar 25 2008
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Remote ip is localhost because Icecast is running on my machine!

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 Small problem

 by crc294 on: Apr 25 2008
Score 50%

Hey this is a great little script. I'm only encountering one problem: when I start the script in Amarok, I get the message:

Warning: Ices died unexpectedly: Couldn't initialise input module alsa
Check your config please!

However, ices starts successfully ("ps ax | grep ices" returns "ices ices-live.xml"), and audio is still streaming. Only the metadata is not updated. Additionally, there are no errors in ices.log.

Any ideas?

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 Re: Small problem

 by krf on: Apr 25 2008
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I'm experiencing this, too. It seems that the new version of ices (2.0.1) detaches and gets a new pid. I'll upload a test version of my new amarok-ices.

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