[asterisk-users] Better way of streaming radio than "musiconhold" for Asterisk 17.4 ?
dan at nimblea.pe
Wed May 6 15:07:33 CDT 2020
its fairly painless now....
Theres 2 repos - one for the ari bridge - 1:1 call -> external media and
another for talking to dialogflow.... but theres no reason that couldnt go
out to a radio station stream for example......
On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 8:55 PM Jonathan H <lardconcepts at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Dan - might have to scratch my head over that one for a while!
> The phrase "you make your own RTP server" has made me all twitchy ;)
> On Wed, 6 May 2020 at 07:21, Dan Jenkins <dan at nimblea.pe> wrote:
>> Hi Jonathan,
>> 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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