View Full Version : NiceCast and intranet streaming to squeezebox

2007-07-25, 20:25
I am attempting to stream audio from my Safari browser or streams from iTunes on my mac to my squeezebox through slim network. I have been attempting to use NiceCast and use the intranet address to start playing the stream through either one of two methods:
1) putting the IP address on the play URL on the slim network browser page or ....
2) creating a playlist with the URL on one of the songs.

Neither of these situations works. It tries to connect but nothing works.

Any advise appreciated.


Mark Lanctot
2007-07-26, 05:51
Have you port-forwarded Nicecast's broadcast port in your router?

Are you using your external IP address?

It would be much easier to use SlimServer for this - any reason you're using SqueezeNetwork?

2007-07-26, 07:16
I am using SlimServer with the intranet IP address of for nicecast. I tried forwarding port 8000 on my router to the IP of the Squeezebox but it still times out....

Mark Lanctot
2007-07-26, 07:23
You should port-forward 8000 to the IP of the computer running Nicecast, not the Squeezebox.

Again, is there a reason you're using SqueezeNetwork and not SlimServer? You're making it overly complicated by doing it this way.

2007-07-26, 07:29
I am using SlimServer.. I will try that change and follow up


Mark Lanctot
2007-07-26, 07:33
If you use SlimServer, you don't need any port forwarding, just point the radio URL to the internal (LAN) IP address of the computer running Nicecast.

2007-07-26, 08:11
NiceCast includes the IP address to point to and that is what I copy and paste into SlimServer. How should I be pointing the Squeezebox to the computer? I thought it was already pointing to the computer because that is the same LAN location that the SlimServer is running on.....

Mark Lanctot
2007-07-26, 08:16
Presumably Nicecast is running on the same machine SlimServer is running on - in which case in SlimServer you'd just go to Internet Radio - Tune in URL and use either "localhost" as the IP address, "" or the LAN IP address of SlimServer, which is given at the bottom of the Server Settings - Basic Settings page.

2007-07-26, 18:09
My LAN that I am running the SlimServer on and is the computer where I am trying to stream music from my browser or iTunes to the Squeezebox is If I type that number or localhost or the squeezebox says NOTHING. NiceCast says I should be tuned in to When I type this number in, to Tune In URL, it attempts to connect and times out.....


2007-07-26, 18:09
by the way the LAN IP of the SlimServer on the webpage is also confirmed at

2007-07-27, 09:37
NIcecast does not report the correct local IP address for me. Find the address another way (from your operating system). Also leave off the listen.m3u.

Thus for me, I can use,

where is the local IP address reported by my OS.