[Icecast] soundtap - a solution for broadcasting iTunes on Mac OS X
grahampople at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 2 20:20:19 PST 2005
There seems to be some interest in a solution that lets you broadcast iTunes
output to other computers (thanks for the response Dwipal!), so I've setup a
page for a project that does just that at
It uses Soundflower to grab the iTunes audio (though Jack may work too),
then my tool soundtap converts this to a suitable PCM format, and then pipes
it to ices2. ices2 converts it to Vorbis and sends it to my local icecast
server, which can then broadcast over the network.
It's all a bit complicated and kludge-tastic at the moment, and I'd like to
turn it into something much closer to Nicecast (but free!). All help,
ideas, and comments appreciated, please visit the site, download the tool,
and see what you think. Apologies for the code by the way, it was knocked
up pretty quickly.
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