[Icecast] Newbie questions
michael.rensing at shaw.ca
Fri Jun 10 07:51:29 PDT 2005
Sorry for the newbie bandwidth, but I've read the docs I can find, and
I'm still not clear on how this all should work. Could some kind soul
take a few moments and help me get started?
I've ripped my CD collection to MP3 format and put them on a Linux box.
I have an iPaq with WiFi, and I want to use the Linux box as a jukebox
to play whatever I want on the iPaq while I'm in wireless range. I tried
mounting the share using Samba, but the player just bogs down with the
number of tracks.
I'm hoping that setting up a streaming server will give me what I want.
-Can I play single tracks on demand, or will I have to set up playlists?
If so, does anyone have any hints of what to do to set this up.
I've installed icecast, and it appears to be running fine. However there
was no sign of any audio. I figured out that I needed the streaming
client, but got stuck there. My tunes are all in MP3, and I don't really
want to re-encode them so that I can use Ices2. I tried to find a binary
Ices0 for my Fedora 2 system, but no luck. Is there a better choice of
streaming client? Preferrably one that lets me play individual tracks on
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