[asterisk-users] Better way of streaming radio than "musiconhold" for Asterisk 17.4 ?
dan at nimblea.pe
Wed May 6 01:18:41 CDT 2020
I'd probably go down the external media route in the ARI now - you make
your own RTP server and provide your own RTP back to asterisk
On Sun, 3 May 2020, 13:07 Jonathan H, <lardconcepts at gmail.com> wrote:
> Way back in 2016 the only way to allow callers to listen in to a stream
> "at will" was to do the following:
> application=/usr/bin/mplayer https://example.com/stream.mp3 -quiet -ao
> pcm:file=/dev/stdout -af volume=5,resample=8000,channels=1,format=alaw
> exten => radio,1,Verbose(1, Entered radio context)
> same => n,Set(VOLUME(TX)=1)
> same => n,WaitExten(27006,m(radio))
> same => n,Goto(#,1)
> It kind of works, but two problems here:
> It's pulling data 24x7, giving the radio host artificial stats - all
> rather needless as maybe one or two people might listen for 10 mins each in
> a day.
> And even though mplayer seems to stay up and running all the time,
> sometimes Asterisk will stop listening on that pipe and everything needs a
> restart (random, less than once a week).
> Is there a more modern/sensible way of achieving the same, just ensuring
> that stream plays if someone listens, isn't playing when no-one is
> listening, and listening can be exited with a specified key?
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