View Full Version : What should I use to broadcast in Linux?
16th August 2006, 01:33
I'm soon going to purchase a hosting plan that will allow me to set up a small Internet radio stream. I'm running Linux and I plan to stream my Ogg Vorbis files in Ogg Vorbis. What is the easiest way to stream my music to a Shoutcast server? It would be nice to have a program similar to SAM Broadcaster (not as complete, obviously), but what easy options do I have?
16th August 2006, 01:40
SAM broadcaster is for windows only.. too bad eh?
nothing that fancy I know of that runs in Xwindows for linux. Also streaming ogg files would not be shoutcast realted, only mp3 and AAC+ files can be streamed using shoutcast supported software.
sc_trans is a transcoder, command line driven to somewhat automate your stream. no audio hardware is required either.
16th August 2006, 02:03
So would I have to have something like Icecast as my server in order to be able to offer a Ogg Vorbis stream?
16th August 2006, 02:05
take a good look at dyne:bolic ( http://dynebolic.org/ ) and, more specifically, MuSE ( http://muse.dyne.org/?info=download ). Already setup to do what you want (using icecast for ogg/sc_serv for mp3 ... you have to add sc_serv though).
16th August 2006, 13:22
Another option would be to run something like VMWare where you can run multiple OS's or setup a Windows box to run the broadcast and use the Linux box for the stream server machine. All my DNAS boxes are FreeBSD at providers yet my box running Sam Broadcaster resides at my house and runs Windows XP.
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