Install Streaming Audio Server With Icecast 2.3.3

I need to install streaming audio server with Icecast (OGG/MP3) for one of my great client in service of http://html5.svnlabs.com/. Icecast was designed to stream any audio file using ices and icegenerator for MP3 and OGG/Vorbis audio files.

HTML5 MP3 Player with Playlist
HTML5 MP3 Player with Playlist

I already did lot of work using Shoutcast, SAMCast and SAM Broadcaster, Its very easy to use audio casting server online.

Today we will try to install Icecast 2.3.3 on CentOS x86_64 Server…

icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia.
icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia.

Setup Icecast Server

Download source and rpm needed

# yum groupinstall “Development Tools”
# yum install -y curl-devel libtheora-devel libvorbis-devel libxslt-devel speex-devel libxslt
# rpm –import http://apt.sw.be/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
# cd /home
# wget http://packages.sw.be/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.2-2.el6.rf.x86_64.rpm
# mkdir -p /usr/src/icecast
# cd /usr/src/icecast
# wget http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.3.3.tar.gz

Unzip Icecast source

# tar xf icecast-2.3.3.tar.gz
# cd icecast-2.3.3

Configure, Compile and Install

# ./configure –prefix=/opt/icecast/2.3.3
# make
# make install

You might find icecast binary .. please confirm 😉

# ls /opt/icecast/2.3.3/bin/

Configure icecast with icecast.xml
# cd /opt/icecast/2.3.3/etc
# vi icecast.xml

Find more help here to setup xml file http://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.3.1/icecast2_config_file.html

Create icecast user & group

# groupadd -g 200 icecast
# useradd -d /var/log/icecast -m -g icecast -s /bin/bash -u 200 icecast

Before start icecast server check permission and make log folder
# mkdir -p /var/run/icecast
# chown -R icecast:icecast /var/run/icecast

Start the icecast server

# /opt/icecast/2.3.3/bin/icecast -c /opt/icecast/2.3.3/etc/icecast.xml -b   (background)

You will find Icecast server running here
http://Server-IP:8000/

Icegenerator – MP3 streaming client

Compile libshout and lib3lib (ID3 support), run ldconfig

# cd /usr/src/icecast
# wget http://downloads.us.xiph.org/releases/libshout/libshout-2.3.1.tar.gz

# tar xf libshout-2.3.1.tar.gz
# cd libshout-2.3.1

# ./configure –prefix=/opt/icecast/2.3.3
# make
# make install

Install icegenerator

# cd /usr/src/icecast
# wget http://netcologne.dl.sourceforge.net/project/icegenerator/icegenerator/0.5.5-pre2/icegenerator-0.5.5-pre2.tar.gz
# tar xfz icegenerator-0.5.5-pre2.tar.gz
# cd icegenerator-0.5.5-pre2

# ./configure
# make
# make install

Now configure icegenerator to create MP3 radio station

# vi /usr/local/etc/svnlabs

IP=127.0.0.1
PORT=8000
SERVER=2
MOUNT=/svnlabs
PASSWORD=password***
FORMAT=1
MP3PATH=m3u:/var/www/html/svnlabs.m3u
LOOP=1
SHUFFLE=1
NAME=SVNLabs MixStreams
DESCRIPTION=SVN Labs Softwares
GENRE=svnlabs
URL=http://Server-IP:8000/
LOG=2
LOGPATH=/var/log/icecast/icegen.log
BITRATE=48000
SOURCE=source

You can even use MP3 folder path

MP3PATH=pth://var/www/html/songs

Create playlist file

# vi /usr/local/etc/svnlabs.m3u

/var/www/html/songs/svnlabs1.mp3
/var/www/html/songs/svnlabs2.mp3

Or try ….

# find /var/www/html/songs/ -name “*.mp3” > /var/www/html/svnlabs.m3u

Make sure you have setup all paths
# su – icecast -c “export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/icecast/2.3.3/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH; /usr/local/bin/icegenerator -f /usr/local/etc/svnlabs”

Get more help from here for icegenerator variables http://www.becrux.com/index.php?page=projects&name=icegenerator

http://Server-IP:8000/svnlabs

Start other radio station using Running Icecast Server

# /usr/local/bin/icegenerator -f /usr/local/etc/indie

Icecast Streaming Media Server
Icecast Streaming Media Server

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