I am using mp3cast~ to stream to an Icecast2 server. I can play the stream in VLC player and I can play the stream on my iPhone, no problem. However, iTunes will not play the file. I don't know if the problem is with mp3cast~, Icecast2, or iTunes -- or a conflict amongst all 3.

My initial inkling was that the problem had to do way that the url is being formulated, possibly with how mp3cast~ creates the mount point? To date I have tried:


with mp3cast~ mounting on:


respectively. iTunes refuses to play the stream, and VLC plays anything I throw at it.

As a second experiment I used NiceCast to stream to the server and iTunes had no problem playing the stream. This last test leads me to believe that there is something about mp3cast~ (encoding) which iTunes simply does not find agreeable.

This question runs somewhat along the same lines as: http://puredata.hurleur.com/sujet-3736-mp3cast-quicktime

As the previous poster received no answer and I have a similar situation, I thought I would put it out there again.

Have you had any experience with this?