MOH mpg123 TripleM Melbourne Australia


I have a client who wants to have the Melbourne radio station MMM as the music on hold. However I just can’t get it to work. I’ve never configured MOH using a stream before however found this really useful guide:

I managed to get everything configured however it doesn’t work. It sems to be the stream itself is maybe not suitable or I have not configured it 100%

In the MOH setting I have the application set to:

/usr/bin/mpg123 -q -r 8000 -f 8192 --mono -s

I get no audio when on hold.

If I try to run the same command ont he CLI I get:

[[email protected] bin]# mpg123 -q -r 8000 -f 8192 --mono -S
main: [src/mpg123.c:679] error: Unknown mpeg MIME type audio/aacp - is it perhaps a playlist (use [email protected])?
main: [src/mpg123.c:680] error: If you know the stream is mpeg1/2 audio, then please report this as mpg123 bug

Anyone done this before?


From the Terms of Service of your particular radio station:-

“The text, images, designs, graphics, pictures, applications, software, music, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement on the Digital Assets (Objects) are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection laws in Australia and other countries, including but not limited to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) (“Copyright Act”) and through international treaties. Apart from any use that is permitted under the Copyright Act we reserve all of our rights. The Objects may not be copied, reproduced, adapted, transmitted or distributed, nor may they be modified or reposted to other sites in any manner. Some content is subject to the intellectual property rights of third party providers.”

I believe you are opening yourself up to an expensive “demand for payment”

Thanks for your concern.

The customer currently holds the required licences from ppca and apra and currently uses a radio on their existing PBX I do not to check that this extends to their streaming services rather than just over the air.

Now, did you manage to help me solve the issue or did digging up the copyright law from the website take up most of your good time!

Not really it was just two minutes, but you might be better off using ffmpeg to convert that aac stream, its not mp3 as it plainly states.