Streaming With Icecast
MPD is a program for playing music via a daemon process instead of using a client. It also incorporates 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 RECCOMEND you change them.
Icecast 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
Edit /etc/mpd.conf and enable the Icecast audio_output.