Linux Shoutcast Guide (Part 3 – Playlists)

Last part of my guide, the play lists. You can call the play lists whatever you like, for this we are going to the example.lst. Personally I have 30+ play lists ready for whenever I need them. Whenever you want to play a different play list, open the conf file, and change the name of the play list. For example:


Ok, so on to making a play list. Open example.lst. When you run Shoutcast it will play what ever is in this file in order of this file. If you do not have shuffle turned on it will play in order of The 2 lines are just examples. Delete them both (and the rest of the text if you like, its not needed) and enter the paths to the songs you want to play. An example is below for a four song play list.

/home/nai/Shoutcast/sc_trans_040/3 minutes.mp3
/home/nai/Music/Aaliyah/Aaliyah/15 - Try Again.mp3
/home/nai/Music/Chill Carrier - Awakening/01 - Beautiful Flow.mp3
/home/nai/Music/Darude/Sandstorm/01 - Sandstorm (radio edit).mp3

In Ubuntu, you can browse for the files in Nautilus, right click and copy them, then paste them into the text file. That will just paste the path into the file. Makes life a little easier if you like using the file manager.

Some things to bear in mind. Now for some odd reason, it has always played from the 2nd track for me. So put your first song into the 2nd line.

Also, the play list keeps repeating itself when done. This can be a pain in the bum if you want a nice smooth ending to your play list. So to counter this, bearing in mind the first time your play list skips the first track, I have a 3 minute long silent track at the start of the play list. This gives me a nice long silence where I can kill Shoutcast. I Kill the process to stop it playing. You can do this through terminal with the KILL command. Personally I keep Ubuntu’s process monitor open in a small window in the bottom of my screen. Once the play list is done, I right click it and kill it.

Now thats it. Once you have finished your play list make sure the play lists name is in your .conf file correctly. Now start the sc_trans_linux program and it will begin playing your play list.

That’s it! Your now broadcasting Shoutcast from Linux. Good luck with your DJ’ing! Hope to hear you soon! ^^

To see the Linux Shoutcast Guide Part 1 (Intro) Click Here

To see the Shoutcast Linux Guide Part 2 (the .conf file) Click Here



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