Hannah is very interested in radio, and is planning to set up her own Internet radio site. I wanted to try out icecast to see whether it would be suitable. I have jotted down a few notes about how to set it up here as I couldn't see any others.

Firstly get the server and the streaming client:

aptitude install icecast2 ices2

Then edit /etc/default/icecast2 to enable the daemon, and /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml to set the passwords.


/etc/init.d/icecast2 start


cp /usr/share/doc/ices2/examples/ices-playlist.xml .

and set the password in ices2-playlist.xml to be the stream password you set above.

Then create playlist.txt with the names of some .ogg files, one per line.

Then run as root

ices2 ices-playlist.xml

and test using

mplayer http://localhost:8000/example1.ogg

Hopefully this should be enough to get a stream going, and then you can configure it how you want.