Streaming With Icecast

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MPD is a program for playing music via a deamon process instead of using a client. It also incorperates a music database for quick access, playlists, and a variety of frontend options.

Step 1: Set Up MPD and Install a Client

Use the MPD Install Guide to install and configure MPD and a client.

Step 2: Setting up Icecast

  • Install Icecast via Pacman
 # pacman -S icecast
  • Edit the configuration file.

Open up /etc/icecast.xml in your text editor du jour. The main section you want to pay attention to is <authentication>. Inside the <authentication> block are all the passwords that icecast use. I STRONGLY RECOMEND you change them.
Icacest defaults to listening on port 8000, and you may also change that if you wish.

  • Start icecast

You can start icecast by executing:

 # icecast -b -c /etc/icecast.xml
  • Test it.

Make sure Icecast is running by opening up http://localhost:8000/ in your web browser. You should be greeted by an Icecast2 Status page. This indicates everything is running properly.

Step 3: Configure MPD to be an Icecast Source

Again, open /etc/mpd.conf.