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I have to create a local (LAN) 'mirror' for specific internet radio station (mp3 stream wrapped in http, basically they broadcast mix of freely avialable podcasts, legal side is not a problem).

So I should be looking for player - broadcasting server bundle, right?

Any good free software for this (exact?) purpose (currently I have an ubuntu box ).


Found this nice list on wikipedia but majority of projects seems abandoned.

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I'd get the legal side sorted way before I thought about the software, also exactly what protocols/products are being used to stream this original content, you'd be far better finding out what that is before looking as that knowledge will significantly inform your choice of software.

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okay, what I need was icecast and approx 10 minutes

sudo apt-get install icecast2

sudo vi /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml
  • go to the 'authentication' section and change default admin password (hackme)

  • now uncomment 'relay' section. As an alternative scroll to the end and add

  • open settings file

sudo vi /etc/default/icecast2

change ENABLE=false to ENABLE=true
  • start icecast daemon

sudo /etc/init.d/icecast2 start

Go to your mirror address (xx.xx.xx.xx:8000) and enter the admin username and password you set up in the authentication section above.You should then see the stream there. You can use M3U or XSPF links to tune in.

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