[icecast] OS / Installation Limitations and such..

Nicolae enigmax at netzero.com
Mon May 13 21:34:39 PDT 2002



I tried installing iceCast which I did and sort of not completed the
task.

I have a bare Cobalt RAQ 4 (SUN) system where this is just a "web
appliance" server.
No XWindows, no GUI no nothing.  All shell.

I am using the server as a Bouncer.  Broadcast from Home (Win2K Server)
to the server
@ 128k than go from there at a faster / larger bandwidth.

Is there anything I can install in order for USER TO QUE OR REQUESTS
songs online?


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After reading.  There are perl scripts that I can install on my WINDOWS
MACHINE
via IIS than control the server there while the stream is comming from
elsewhere.

I don't see how I can load a web server with gigs of music.  Would it be
wiser
to just add another 80 gig to the server I am getting and dump all mp3s
in one
directory and let IceCast do the rest.  That way if I shut down the
stream won't.

It's all remote and such.

P.S. One last question.  Why isn't many using IceCast.  Everyone uses
ShoutCast.
Based on what I read, shoutcast uses more memory, IceCast does less.  I
also
noticed that IceCast supports other formats.  (Which via shoutcast) you
can actually
listen via RealPlayer but not Media Player.  

I am building an OEM server rack and on a major back-bone and would like
to
host 10-15 other streams... any thing I should look out for?

Thanks.

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