I'm a relative newbie to streaming servers, so my hopes are that I'm
missing something relative basic. I can't seem to get any clients to
receive my broadcast, though the server end appears to be functioning
I'm trying to set up the standard radio station type thing that streams
MP3s. I've set up Darwin Streaming Server 4 on a Windows 2000 server.
I don't need any web-integrated feed; I just need it to be accessible to
people using, say, iTunes or WinAmp.
I think everything is set up properly on the server end. I've got a
playlist set up which claims to be running just fine. However, when I
try to connect with iTunes (I've tried multiple versions on multiple
platforms), I receive nothing. iTunes appears to connect to my server,
reports that it's prebuffering the stream, and then just sits there--the
estimated time readout just stays at 0:00, and no broadcast comes
through. Furthermore, my access log on the server doesn't recognize
that any connections have been made. The URL syntax I'm using to
connect to my server from iTunes is:
"Mymountpoint," of course, refers to the name I've given to my playlist
From what I can tell, though, iTunes is not actually connecting to the
server, since typing in a gibberish URL gives the same results--that is,
it appears to connect but there's no broadcast.
This is not a firewall issue or anything, since the server in question
is not behind a firewall. There are two NICs in the server: a card for
the local LAN, and a card with a "real" IP address. Could DSS be sort
of "binding" to the local IP address of the LAN interface? Is there a
way to tell what DSS thinks its IP address is?
Am I missing something? Is there a method for connecting via iTunes
that I'm unaware of?