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icecast 2.x - README
Icecast is a streaming media server which currently supports Ogg
streaming including the vorbis and theora codecs. Also icecast can
handle other streams like MP3/AAC/NSV.
It can be used to create an Internet radio station or a privately
running jukebox and many things in between. It is very versatile in
that new formats can be added relatively easily and supports open
standards for communication and interaction.
Icecast is distributed under the GNU GPL, version 2. A copy of this
license is included with this software in the COPYING file.
icecast requires the following packages :
* libxml2 -
* libxslt -
* curl - (>= version 7.10 required)
NOTE: icecast may be compiled without curl, however this will
disable Stream Directory server interaction (YP) and URL based
* ogg/vorbis - (>= version 1.0 required)
A note about prerequisite packages
Most distributions have some sort of package management repository for
pre-built packages (eg rpm, deb etc). These setups often have a runtime
package, which is usually installed for you by default, and enables you
to run applications that depend on them. However if you are building
icecast from source then the runtime system is not enough. You will also
need a development package named something like libxslt-devel
To build icecast on a Unix platform, perform the following :
make install
This is the typical procedure if you download the tar file. If you retrive
the code from subversion or want to rebuild the configure then run
instead of the configure above. Most people do not need to run
A sample config file will be placed in /usr/local/etc (on UNIX) or in
the current working directory (on Win32) and is called icecast.xml
Documentation for icecast is available in the doc directory, by
viewing doc/index.html in a browser.
Please email us at or, or come and see
us at, channel #icecast, if you have any troubles.