Icecast is a streaming media server which currently supports Ogg Vorbis and MP3 audio streams. It can be used to create an Internet radio station or a privately running jukebox and many things in between. It is very versatile in that new formats can be added relatively easily and supports open standards for commuincation and interaction.
Icecast is distributed under the GNU GPL, version 2. A copy of this license is included with this software in the COPYING file.
Icecast requires the following packages:
This section only applies to you if your operating system uses RPMS.
In order to build icecast, you will need to install the “devel” RPM packages for each of the prerequisite packages in addition to the normal RPMS for each package.
please check the websites for each of the prerequisite packages for appropriate download links for RPMS.
To build icecast on a Unix platform, perform the following:
./configure make make install
to build and install this release.
A sample config file will be placed in
/usr/local/etc (on UNIX) or in
the current working directory (on Win32) and is called
Documentation for Icecast is available in the doc directory, by
doc/index.html in a browser.
Please email us at email@example.com, or come and see us at irc.freenode.net, channel #icecast, if you have any troubles.