Using Slimserver for Music on Hold

MOH Slimserver

Use the slimserver to stream to your Music on Hold:

Download and install the slimserver from

Create a dummy mp3 directory with an empty mp3 file:

mkdir /var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3-dummy
touch /var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3-dummy/dummy.mp3


slimp3 => custom:/var/lib/asterisk/mohmp3-dummy,/usr/bin/mpg123 -q -s --mono -r 8000 -f 8192 -b 0 http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3

Start the slimserver web interface at http://yourserverip:9000 , create and start your playlist

Test it (extensions.conf):

exten => 64,1,Answer
exten => 64,2,MusicOnHold(slimp3)
exten => 64,3,Hangup

You can install the slimserver on a remote server.

Have fun!

There "ought" to be a way to do this with madplay too. Anyone know what the arguments would look like for that?
answer: "madplay doesn't read streams"

See also

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Created by: dexter, Last modification: Fri 26 of Aug, 2005 (03:17 UTC) by smithnc
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