Streaming Content when Live Stream is Inactive

  • From: "Peter Donahue" <pdonahue1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindwebbers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 20:30:27 -0600

Good evening folks,

    I'm trying to set up a convention stream for this weekend. I want to
program in what I'll refer to as, "Filler content" for when the convention
is not in session and the live stream is shut down. We've talked about this
before, but I never attempted to actually do it. I have enough audio to play
when the convention is not in session. Thus if someone were to log on
they'll not just get dead air, room noise, or an annoying message that
repeats itself over and over again that the stream is inactive and to try
back later. Perhaps if we could offer other audio content when the live
stream is inactive, I.E. the convention is not in session this will
encourage folks to stay connected and be ready for when the live stream
comes back up. When the streaming begins again the running programming will
be interrupted and the convention stream will be heard.

    Knowing a little about creating .M3U files I feel like I'm on the verge
of making this happen for these folks. I know there is sophisticated
Internet broadcasting software that can be used for this purpose, but I
currently do not own one of these programs. I'd need the syntax necessary to
enable the live stream when it comes up and will play content located at
various other URLS when it is inactive. If someone can help me out of a spot
I'll appreciate that a lot. Thanks in advance.

Peter Donahue

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