[Icecast] Hardware-based Icecast source client

Martin Harrison martin at thelightingshed.co.uk
Sun Mar 4 10:50:35 PST 2012

Yes the barix extreamers work fine with icecast. I used to use them as studio to transmitter links for a radio station.


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From: "Gavin Stephens" <small.net.nz at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 4, 2012 02:47
Subject: [Icecast] Hardware-based Icecast source client
To: <icecast at xiph.org>

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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