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<h1>Icecast 2 Introduction</h1>
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<h2>What is Icecast ?</h2>
<p>Icecast is a streaming media server which currently supports Ogg Vorbis and MP3 audio streams.  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 commuincation and interaction.</p>
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<p>There are two major parts to most streaming media servers: the component providing the content (what we call <b>source clients</b>) and the component which is responsible for serving that content to listeners (this is the function of icecast).
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<h2>What platforms are supported ?</h2>
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<p>Currently the following Unix platforms are supported:</p>
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<li>Linux (Most flavors including Redhat and Debian)</li>
<li>FreeBSD</li>
<li>OpenBSD</li>
<li>Solaris</li>
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<p>Currently the following Windows platforms are supported:</p>
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<li>Windows NT</li>
<li>Windows 2000</li>
<li>Windows XP</li>
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<h2>Where do I go for questions?</h2>
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<p>There are many ways to contact the icecast development team</p>
<h3>Best Ways</h3>
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<li>Icecast mailing list <a href="http://www.xiph.org/archives">http://www.xiph.org/archives</a></li>
<li>Icecast Developers mailing list <a href="http://www.xiph.org/archives">http://www.xiph.org/archives</a></li>
<li>Icecast IRC chat room - irc.freenode.net : #icecast</li>
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<h3>Alternate Ways</h3>
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<li>team@icecast.org</li>
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