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Jason Holtzapple
2003-11-10, 11:33
--- Jake Hawkes <jakehawkes2001 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> wrote:
> I think it would be as simple as this:
>
> mpg123 http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3 &
>
> run it once, and it should be happy forever. Granted, I have not
> tested this (no soundcard in
> server)
>
> you could wrap this in a script that simply sits in a forever loop:
>
> #!/bin/sh
>
> while (1)
> do
> mpg123 http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3
> # if we get here, mpg123 died
> # could send email, write something to the slimp screen,
> whatever
> done

In my experience, mpg123 crashes often with input from the SLIMP3
stream. I believe this is mpg123's fault. I would recommend either
finding another command line streamer - or putting mpg123 in a loop to
restart when crashed. This is all assuming you have trouble, of course.

--Jason

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