Need an audio multicasting solution

Victor Sudakov vas at
Mon Sep 12 05:58:01 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.

A quick look at Icecast showed that it does not support multicast either. 
It this true? If so, Icecast is completely useless for my scenario.

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
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