AW: Streaming Audio

Alexander Liebau beisser at
Wed Jul 21 08:01:13 PDT 2004

so you want to hear music on a box which doesnt even have a gui or a
soundcard? thats not gonna work i think :( without guy perhaps but without

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[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]Im Auftrag von Justin W.
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 21. Juli 2004 16:58
An: 'Michael Clark'; questions at
Betreff: RE: Streaming Audio


I have heard that XMMS will allow me to stream to a Shoutcast or IceCast
server, however, I wasn't able to find a way to compile XMMS WITHOUT the
GUI; it seemed you had to build the whole thing!

Justin W. Pauler

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From: Michael Clark [mailto:MClark at]
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 9:38 AM
To: 'jwpauler at'; questions at
Subject: RE: Streaming Audio

I have used Xmms to get into shoutcast broadcast before.

Michael Clark
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Justin W. Pauler [mailto:jwpauler at]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 9:29 AM
> To: questions at
> Subject: Streaming Audio
> Hello Everyone,
> I've got quite a collection of Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) files on my FreeBSD
> machine that I would like to be able to stream for personal use
> (really I'd like to be able to listen to them at work! :)) I've done
> quite a bit of research and can't find any software to do exactly what
> I need.
> IceCast and Shoutcast look like they'll both work just fine for the
> server, no problems there. However, as for the source client, that's
> another story.
> This machine was built as a mini-server, I use it for IRC/DNS/WWW and
> so forth, therefore, has no X server and no soundcard (for the record
> it has a soundcard built onto the motherboard AC97, but FreeBSD 4.10
> sees it as chip0, so I don't think it's useable), and all of the
> source clients I have found either require a soundcard or the X system
> to be installed.
> Is there any help for me? I remember the days of Windows streaming
> with Shoutcast, in that case, Winamp connected with a socket to
> shoutcast and completely bypassed the soundcard... Anything like that
> for FreeBSD?
> Thanks All
> --
> Justin W. Pauler
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