[Icecast] icecast system requirements

kosnickx kosnickx at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 11:52:55 PST 2009


Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> 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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yes there is (at least from my point of view - of cource anyone could 
comment my idea and correct me if i am wrong). i want to use liquidsoap 
with icecast. the "bigger" one is rented from some streaming company and 
i don't have access to install liquidsoap there. so i thought i should 
install another icecast server locally at my place and use it as a relay 
one. and install liquidsoap as well ;)
thx again guys.


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