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Litestream was originally written by Gene Kan and is an incredibly tight and clean piece of software. After his death maintainership passed on to Rick Bradley and Sean /The RIMBoy/ Jewett. The latest version of litestream can be obtained via github at: http://github.com/rick/litestream/ Litestream is made available under the terms of the BSD license found in the LICENSE file. INSTALLATION AND USAGE 1. Build Litestream. The included Makefile may work with your version of make. If it does not, you may have to edit it a little. Works fine with GNU make 3.78.1. 1.a. Solaris For Solaris you must uncomment then "-lnsl -lresolv" in the LDFLAGS line in the Makefile. You must also add "typedef unsigned short u_int16_t;" to the beginning of any file where you see the error "unknown type u_int16_t" or something of that sort. I will get around to automated configuration. 1.b. Mac OS X Litestream requires Mac OS X 10.2 or better. Previous versions did not include a native strtok_r(3) function. If you wish to use litestream on Mac OS X prior to 10.2 please inquire on the litestream-devel mailing list for assistance. 2. Start Litestream Server. ./litestream <source port> <stream host> <stream port> <max listeners> <log ident> [<yp host> <yp port>] <source port> is the listening port. That is where you will point your streaming source. <stream host> is the fully qualified hostname or IP address of the computer which is running Litestream Server. The reason you must specify this parameter is because it is difficult or impossible to determine this automatically. <stream port> is the port on which Litestream Server will wait for stream listeners. <max listeners> is the maximum number of listeners this instance of Litestream Server can support. Typically I would calculate this by dividing the throughput of my Internet connection by the bitrate of the stream. For example, for a T1 broadcasting a 160 Kbps stream: 1500000/160000 = 9 <log ident> is the syslog identifier which will be prepended to each log message generated by Litestream Server. Litestream MP3 Streaming System logs all messages on LOCAL0. YP PARAMETERS: If you don't specify both the <yp host> and <yp port> there will be no YP reporting. That means that whether or not your streaming source specifies the stream is public, no YP reporting will take place. <yp host> is the hostname or IP address of the YP server. <yp port> is the port on which the YP server is listening. Example: ./litestream 8000 www.litestream.net 8888 10 stream yp.shoutcast.com 80 3. Connect a streaming source. Litestream Server will not register with the YP server until a streaming source is connected to Litestream Server. Litestream 1.0 beta 1 is compatible with Nullsoft Winamp and Litestream Streaming Source, and possibly others. If you want to use Litestream Streaming Source, which is a non-reencoding streaming source which simply loops over the files in your playlist, here's how to execute it: ./source <ip or hostname> <port> <name> <genre> <url> <irc> <icq> <aim> <public? (0, 1)> <reported bitrate (16, 18, 56, 128, etc.)> <playlist.txt> <ip or hostname> is the hostname or IP address of the computer running Litestream Server. <port> is the port on which Litestream Server is waiting for a streaming source. <name> is the name of your stream. <genre> is the genre of your stream. <url> is the URL for your stream's web page. <irc> is the IRC channel for your stream. <icq> is your ICQ ID. <aim> is your AIM ID. <public> is either 0 or 1. 0 for private, 1 for public. <reported bitrate> is the stream bitrate which will be reported to the YP server. This does not necessarily reflect the actual bitrate of your stream. <playlist.txt> is the name of the file containing your playlist. <log ident> is the syslog identifier which will be prepended to each log message generated by Litestream Streaming Source. Litestream MP3 Streaming System logs all messages on LOCAL0. Example: Here are a few lines from my playlist file: /usr/litestream/mp3/paul_oakenfold/Fluro___Disk_1/We_re_Not_Alone.mp3 /usr/litestream/mp3/paul_oakenfold/Fluro___Disk_1/Merry_Christmas_Mr._Lawrence.mp3 /usr/litestream/mp3/paul_oakenfold/Fluro___Disk_1/Mystery_Land.mp3 Here is how I run my Litestream Streaming Source: ./source localhost 8000 'Ibiza Euphoria!' Techno http://www.litestream.net #gotgrub 0 N/A 1 160 /usr/litestream/bin/playlist.m3u source Take note that some shells will not like the '#' in the IRC channel name. You will have to escape it with a backslash (\#) or use whatever method your shell requires to make the '#' a regular character. (Normally '#' is used to begin a shell comment.) 4. Optionally start one or more Literestream Servers. ./literestream <mirror tag> <source host> <source port> <stream host> <stream port> <max listeners> <log ident> [<yp host> <yp port>] <mirror tag> is the name by which the mirror will be known. This should be a short and geographically descriptive. It will be displayed on the YP server. <source host> is the hostname of the computer running Litestream Server. <source port> is the port on which Litestream Server is waiting for listeners. <stream host> is the fully qualified hostname or IP address of the computer running Literestream Server. <stream port> is the port on which Literestream Server will wait for stream listeners. The remaining arguments correspond to their Litestream Server counterparts (above). Example: ./literestream 'XCF, UC Berkeley CA USA' www.litestream.net 8888 scam.xcf.berkeley.edu 8888 600 restream yp.shoutcast.com 80 5. Add /etc/hosts entries. For all the IP addresses and hostnames you used above, create an entry in the /etc/hosts file. This will prevent catastrophe in the case of DNS failure. For example, I add the line: 188.8.131.52 yp.shoutcast.com Without that line, Litestream Server would sit there trying to figure out the hostname for yp.shoutcast.com instead of what doing it's supposed to do. --- BEGIN HISTORICAL README --- Litestream MP3 Streaming System For more information, help, etc., please email me at Gene Kan <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Thanks for using Litestream.