[Icecast] Hardware-based Icecast source client

TheDarkener thedarkener at logicalnetworking.net
Sat Mar 3 18:05:25 PST 2012

I would assume only Ices1, if any - their product page says MP3/PCM support.

On 03/03/2012 06:47 PM, Gavin Stephens wrote:
> What's a plug computer?
> Does anyone know if Barix extreamers work with IceCast?
> On 2012-03-04 09:16, TheDarkener wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm in the midst of creating a turnkey Icecast source client embedded in
>> a plug computer, using Ices2.
>> I've hacked together some scripts to automate the starting and stopping
>> of a live stream (launched by pressing buttons on the device). It's dead
>> easy once the network/server is configured - you just plug it in, push a
>> button and you're live.
>> It accepts any Debian compatible USB audio device - I've verified my
>> nice stereo microphone (made by Blue) and a USB direct-audio device
>> works great. It can hook into your existing network via wired or
>> wireless. I've used it already to broadcast live concerts to my station
>> and even with the microphone, provided it's placed well, provides
>> exceptional sound quality over 64kb/sec. Would be even better if it was
>> 128 or more, obviously, but bars/venues rarely have decent Internet
>> connections available.
>> I have my own Icecast server which I provide stream mounts for but there
>> are other Icecast server vendors out there too that this would be
>> compatible with.
>> ATM network configuration is done manually, but it's vanilla Debian (on
>> ARM platform) so it's not too difficult. If I'm able to generate
>> interest and get some sales, I will be recruiting someone to make a nice
>> web configuration UI for everything. In the interim I'm thinking of
>> putting together some simple shell scripts to automate network
>> configuration. If it's wired (DHCP), no network configuration is necessary.
>> Would anyone here be interested? I'm just starting out so I would want
>> to have a couple of 'guinea pigs' to help me test it out (I would
>> provide the hardware/streaming service at a discounted rate). I think
>> "IceBox" would be a cool name for it, too ;) I have an existing business
>> and reseller's permit so I am a legit hardware/service vendor.
>> Any feedback is appreciated - here's a link to what I've put together as
>> a marketing blurb for music venues: http://socorock.com/?page_id=4345
>> Cheers,
>> Jordan
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