[Icecast] IceS output to alsa sound card

Maarten Bezemer mcbicecast at robuust.nl
Sat Feb 12 16:52:22 UTC 2011

On Sat, 12 Feb 2011, Ian Bonham wrote:

> Hi Guys,
> I'd reflect Vieri's question actually, because there must be a way of
> doing it? Maybe not with ICES, but maybe combines with JackIT?

Don't know jack about JackIT. Also, that's not really relevant for this 
list. This is about icecast, the server part.
Given, ices as a way to stream content to icecast is also covered, but 
output of sound to a sound card is clearly a player topic, not a server 

Ices takes audio FROM a source (either files or a capture device such as a 
sound card) and streams it TO an icecast server. This question is about 
sending audio data TO a sound card.

Radio stations create an audio stream, feed it into a server, and have 
listeners connect to this server. Optionally, you could connect an FM 
transmitter to an audio player, transmitting the stream into the air at 
some remote location. But there are so many streaming audio players that I 
don't think this list would be the right place to discuss those.

Technically, I'd say you need something like:
while true; do
    audioplayer-program http://hostname:port/streamname
Where audioplayer-program can be something like madplay, mpg123, ogg123, 
mplayer, or a combination of a wget or curl to fetch the stream, piped 
into a network-unaware player program.


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