[Icecast] Hardware-based Icecast source client
thedarkener at logicalnetworking.net
Sat Mar 3 18:09:43 PST 2012
Ices1 meaning they don't seem to do ogg/vorbis encoding, of course.. the
opposite being the product I mentioned I'm making, which I would only
support using ogg/vorbis. :)
On 03/03/2012 06:05 PM, TheDarkener wrote:
> 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
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