[icecast] Re: Simple streamer help

John Ackermann N8UR jra at febo.com
Mon Apr 1 12:20:59 PST 2002

Following up on myself because I just realized I may be barking up the 
wrong tree; if so I apologize for the bandwidth, but would still love it if 
someone could point me in the right direction.

After reading through the mailing list archives, I think that icecast may 
not be the solution I'm looking for, because I'm hoping to somehow play the 
mp3s on demand from the web browser, not via a separate mp3-playing 
program.  My goal is to have the user select a song or a playlist from my 
existing web interface, and have the brownser "render" the songs (I suppose 
that may require a browser plug-in of some sort?).  Can this be done?

Sorry to be dense about all this; if it's not obvious already, I know 
nothing about putting audio on the Internet.



--On Monday, April 01, 2002 2:42 PM -0500 John Ackermann N8UR 
<jra at febo.com> wrote:

> Hi --
> I am trying to add limited streaming capability to an existing mp3 setup
> I'm running for internal use at my house.
> I'm using the "mp3sb" package with a php-based web front-end to pipe
> music to my stereo; now I want to extend that so I can use the same web
> interface to stream to computers in the house.  I don't want to run shout
> or another streaming front-end (unless it can be invisible) as I already
> have a user interface that provides database functions, playlists, etc.
> and I'm quite happy with it.  All I want to do is hack the mp3sb server
> script to pass the user-selected mp3 file to icecast rather than to
> mpg123.
> So, what I'm looking for is guidance on the simplest way to stream an mp3
> file into an icecast server.  What do I need to feed it, and how?  I'll
> be working with a perl script that can provide the song's title, file
> location, genre, etc., and I'm sure I can hack it to pass the actual mp3
> bitstream to icecast if that's needed.
> I hope this description makes sense.  Can anyone guide me in how to
> accomplish this?
> Thanks,
> John Ackermann
> jra at febo.com
> ----
> John Ackermann    N8UR         jra at febo.com     http://www.febo.com
> President, TAPR                n8ur at tapr.org    http://www.tapr.org

John Ackermann    N8UR         jra at febo.com     http://www.febo.com
President, TAPR                n8ur at tapr.org    http://www.tapr.org

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