[icecast] what I'd like to do

Sean /The RIMBoy/ sean at rimboy.com
Tue Apr 3 22:49:58 UTC 2001

On Wed, 4 Apr 2001, John Griffiths wrote:

> i've set up an old 486 running debian 2.2r2 using the debian icecast packages (shout doing the streaming).

As my sig points out, yes, it is possible.  RiR is linux and icecast
stripped to the bare necessities.  

> so far so good, with a bit of fiddling i had a stream that worked fine over the local network

As I too have seen in practice :/  (I've not yet taken my project to the
next level, which is actual deployment for clients on the internet.  So
far it has only been internal testing. ) 

> remote users are unable to connect.

I guess if we knew what your topology was (what kind of local lan, what
kind of upstream, etc)

> I understand that a better streamer might help. will such a streamer run on such an old machine?

See above.  Yes.  However, be aware there are limitations (such as
bandwidth available from the HW).  

> are there any binaries for such a newer streamer?

What version is debian at with their packages?  FWIW, RiR is at 1.3.10.

> would re-encoding my mp3's to a lower bitrate help? whats a good bitrate for modem users?

That's the bigger question, what bit rate are you sending out?  Are you
downsampling / forcing a smaller bit rate on your mp3's?  

Note, if you decided to use RiR (for whatever reason), most of those
features are not config'd.  You'll need to go into ~/tree/etc/icecast.conf
and add in the additional values.  Icecast.ref in ~ from the blownout
tarball is the std icecast.conf file that ships with icecast.  Pick and
choose what you need out of there.


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