View Full Version : Using Shoutcast to create a local stream from the "line

Lee Carter
2004-01-13, 09:08
That would have been me

-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Wayne Mery
Sent: 12 January 2004 20:06
To: Slim Devices Discussion
Subject: [slim] Using Shoutcast to create a local stream from the "line
in" (Was: Push other sound source to SqueezeBox )

Oliver Cookson wrote:

> Ohh so I could in theory shoutcast server could create a local MP3 stream
which SqueezeBox can read?
> If thats possible it sounds fantastic. Has anyone had any experience doing
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon Rennie [mailto:jon (AT) jonrennie (DOT) com]
> Sent: Mon 12/01/2004 19:30
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Cc:
> Subject: [slim] Push other sound source to SqueezeBox (WiFi)?
> On Monday 12 January 2004 17:51, Oliver Cookson wrote:
> > Firstly I will say "Hi" as I am new here and I'm in the realms
> > to buy the new SqueezeBox (WiFi) for home use. I have a question
which I
> > can't find the answer for anywhere on the site so I thought I
would post
> > here. The scenario is:
> >
> > I have a pair of turntables in my spare room which are connected
to a
> > mixer and in turn the mixer is connected directly to a the line in
on my
> > PC (WinXP Pro). This is the same PC I am looking to run slim on.
> >
> > Is there any possible way I can re-route the Line In signal from
> > soundcard to the SqueezeBox device(s)?
> >
> > This would be fantastic as music being played from the turntables
> > be re-routed to the SqueezeBox device(s) so the music is played
> > throughout my house.
> >
> > Any thoughts on this would be great?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Oliver Cookson
> The shoutcast server ( http://www.shoutcast.com ) would do this for
you. It
> runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, Linux, and
> is free, and will produce an 'Internet Radio' style mp3 stream from
> soundcard. Whilst the Shoutcast server was designed for Winamp and
> software players to connect to, the (fantastic) Slimp3 and (even
> fantastic :-) Squeezebox can play Shoutcast mp3 streams.

Someone else wrote 12/25 under the subject "Real Audio" ... "I use a
program called simplecast in union with icecast. Simple cast will
rebroadcast anything playing across the servers soundcard to icecast in
mp3 format. This can then be received as a stream by your

I personally haven't gotten it working, but I installed them and it
doesn't look difficult.

Jon, any idea how this would compare with your shoutcast solution?