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Always wanted to set up your own radio station? Well, with the Icecast broadcasting system, you can set up a multi-channel radio station on your home or office network. The best part? You get to pick the tracks.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. Network Radio With Icecast
  2. The Iceman Cometh
  3. Source Control
  4. Service with a Smile
  5. Surfing the Stream
  6. Facing the Music
  7. Channeling the Energy
  8. Web World
By: Melonfire
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April 13, 2004

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Right, now that your server and streamer are talking to each other, and a stream is being broadcast to the world at large, there's only one question left: how do you tune in to it?

Well, the answer's pretty simple. All you need is a player capable of decoding Icecast streams, and you're golden. In our environment, we have successfully used Winamp 2.x and Windows Media Player with Icecast you can obtain a list of other supported players from http://www.icecast.org/thirdparty.html

If you're using Winamp, tune into the stream by selecting the "Add URL" menu command and entering the server name, port and mount point, in the following format:

http://server:port/mountpoint

Icecast

Using the example above, the URL would be

http://olympus.local.net:8000/80s

Winamp should now connect to the server and begin decoding and playing back the stream.

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Sit back and enjoy the music -- you've just set up your own little radio station!



 
 
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