[Icecast] icecast system requirements

Aaron Wolfe aawolfe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 19:46:08 UTC 2009

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM, kosnickx <kosnickx at gmail.com> wrote:
> Paul Martin wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 03, 2009 at 09:57:19AM +0200, kosnickx wrote:
>>> Hi, i am thinking of installing Icecast to some old pc of mine. The pc
>>> is a pentium mmx at 166 with memory of 32 MB.
>>> Is this ok with icecast?
>> Are you going to use this to serve already compressed material or are you
>> going to be compressing on the fly (live material)?
>> For the first, it should be fine, but you're going to be struggling to
>> compress audio in real time on that platform.
> First of all thank you all for your answers.
> Well i don't understand (and i believe this is because i probably don't
> know exactly how icecast works) what you mean if i will be serving
> "already compressed" or "on the fly" material. Does icecast compress the
> material as well? So far what i did was : use some application (idjc
> usually) to send my mp3s to icecast and it was up to icecast to serve
> those mp3s to  "listeners". And i did this both when i was streaming
> "live" and when i made a playlist.
> The concept i am thinking is :
> - use some application to stream music (as well as voice - live like an
> old school radio) to  this specific icecast server
> - use this specific icecast server as a relay one to another icecast
> server which has the ability to server more listeners
> local application streaming to ->
>                relay icecast server (the 133 mmx with 32 mb of ram) ->
>                             (big) icecast server (ability to serve
> enough listeners)

should be fine, as long as you don't need to re encode the stream (for
instance to support multiple streams of different quality/bitrates, or
multiple formats like mp3 and ogg).
like others said, do not run a gui.
but is there any need for this intermediate server since you have
access to a bigger, better one somewhere else?  whats the point of it?

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