Streaming audio with Icecast and MuSE

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Article from Issue 66/2006
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For live Internet radio, you need a streaming server. We’ll show you how to get started with Icecast, an open source streaming alternative for Linux.

Internet audio comes in many forms, from ordinary sound clip links to podcasts magically delivered with RSS-based push technology. Many listeners, however, will settle for nothing less than live content in real time. Internet radio broadcasts arrive at your home PC courtesy of a streaming server. You’ll find streaming servers on the Internet that can transmit live audio or video, pre-recorded playlists, or on-demand media. Most streaming servers provide source buffers and offer compression to reduce bandwidth costs.

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