How is it possible to stream from a live radio streaming URL?

In other words, consider a site streaming something from http://www.domain.tld/liveRadioStreamingAddress, and I need to stream this address to my Icecast Server using an IP like What options should be used and how I should do this?

To be more explicit, I need :

ffmpeg streamfrom http://www.domain.tld/liveRadioStreamingAddress toIcecast://

closed as unclear what you're asking by yoonix, mdpc, womble Mar 17 '17 at 1:50

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As you insist on putting avconv/ffmpeg in the mix:


So something like avconv -i http://www.domain.tld/liveRadioStreamingAddress -c:a opus -b:a 64k -application audio -vbr on -content_type application/ogg icecast://source:bar@ this should work just as well. To illustrate the possibilities of avconv/ffmpeg this command also live transcodes to Opus, a very high efficiency and high quality state of the art codec. Obviously you will need to tailor this to your actual situation, required output codec (or just copy for passthrough) and possibly substitute ffmpeg for avconv, depending on which package you have.


The Icecast documentation covers this topic:


Also it's spelled "Icecast", no camel-case.

  • First of all, thanks for telling me about the way it should be written, I just corrected it. About your answer, I should say it is not what I need. I need to stream a live radio which is streaming on a site to my own Icecast server. I'm in area network A, and the other site in B, I need to stream a streamed radio to my own Icecast server located in area A. – Parsa Samet Mar 15 '17 at 9:48
  • But that's what this does. It takes the stream from a remote server and makes it available to listeners connecting to the local Icecast server. – TBR Mar 15 '17 at 9:53
  • It's acting as a slave. My aim is to use FFMPEG. – Parsa Samet Mar 15 '17 at 10:02

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