Need an audio multicasting solution

Victor Sudakov vas at
Sun Sep 11 17:14:12 UTC 2011

Alejandro Imass wrote:
> >
> > I need a solution to read sound from a soundcard (/dev/dsp) and
> > multicast it into the network, for the multicast audio stream to be
> > played on FreeBSD, Linux and Windows workstations. No sophisticated
> > codecs needed, plain PCM would do.
> >
> > Can you advise something? I know that in theory there are many ways to
> > implement this, but I am especially interested in personal first-hand
> > experience, success stories or good white papers. Please no
> > lmgtfu-type replies. Thanks very much in advance.
> >
> I doubt people in this list are the lmgtfu type!
> I use Icecast on FBSD and it works great.

Alejandro, correct me if I am wrong but AFAIK Icecast works with mp3
files. Can it really read audio from /dev/dsp? I don't need mp3, I
would prefer to multicast simple PCM data. Even 8 bit PCM (64 Kbit/s)
would do.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
sip:sudakov at

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