How to Set Up a Streaming Music Server


music-streamingIf you have that huge number of music files in your system, you might jolly well want to share that with your friends. And the best option for sharing music, as you know, is not “sharing”, but streaming it. The following, therefore, are means of streaming music/audio both over a Windows run PC and a Mac.

Get an omni-directional microphone and a laptop, the fedora core 2 gnu/linux box streaming audio server, a desktop computer that has a MP3 player and is connected to the Internet.

Once these pre-requisites are in place, you have to check the server setup, audio source set-up and listener set-up. Get the RPM from Icecast.  Then install emacs /etc/shoutcast.xml and that the IP tables are open. After that, start the server at start the server: icecast -c /etc/icecast.xml.

This will let you setup the server. Now you need to set-up the audio source. For that, download a SHOUTsast DSP plug in for the Windows. It will be downloaded for the Winamp. Start the Winamp and configure the SHOUTcast plug-in and connect to the server.

Finally, set the Listener set-up., by going to http://myserver:8000/stream.

For Mac: The process is similar, through the software is definitely different. Rogue Amoeba’s Nicecast lets you create your own internet radio station or leverage your iTunes collection to have maximum fun. Nicecast harnesses the Icecast advantages to help you stream your music over the internet or throughout your home.


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