Streaming MP3's

In April, I was planning to setup an MP3 streaming server on my Red Hat Linux 8 box, click here. I gave up on icecast, since it didn’t seem as easy as 1, 2, 3 to install.

Then this month, I was reading my latest CPU magazine which contained an article where they went through setting up a media server for your home entertainment system. The article referred to
slimserver 5.1 MP3 server from a company called slimdevices. The main reason for the server is to stream audio to their squeezebox device. But it works with XMMS, Winamp, and iTunes.

This is a great way to stream your collection of MP3s.

To setup slimserver on Red Hat Linux or Fedora Core do the following:

1) download the RPM
2) install the RPM, rpm -i slimserver-5.1.5-1.noarch.rpm
2a) if you’re running Red Hat Linux 9 or earlier, you will need to get perl-Time-HiRes-1.38-3.i386.rpm
3) start up the server, /etc/init.d/slimserver start
4) point your web browser to http://localhost:9000/ to configure the server.
5) once configured, point your favorite player to http://localhost:9000/stream.mp3

That’s it, I know it isn’t 1,2,3, but 5 isn’t that bad, you now have a full featured MP3 streamer.

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4 thoughts on “Streaming MP3's

  1. I have been using the StreamSicle project with great joy for the same type of functionality.

    It is a Java web application and songs is selected via browser interface.

    Works very nicely and is open source so you can make it fit your needs.

    I just checked and the development seems to be at a halt for the last year or so, but the product as is working with no problems for me.

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