Icecast 2 Documentation Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Basic Setup
  • Icecast Config File
  • Admin Interface
  • Server Statistics
  • Relaying
  • Listing in a YP directory
  • Listener Authentication
  • Win32 specific documentation
  • Glossary
  • FAQ
    icecast 2.x - README
    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 
    icecast requires the following packages :
    * libxml2 -
    * libxslt -
    * curl - (>= version 7.10 required)
      NOTE: icecast may be compiled without curl, however this will
            disable all Directory server interaction (YP).
    * ogg/vorbis - (>= version 1.0 required)
    A Note About RPMS
    This section only applies to you if your operating system uses RPMS.
    In order to build icecast, you will need to install the "devel" RPM
    packages for each of the prerequisite packages in addition to the
    normal RPMS for each package.
    please check the websites for each of the prerequisite packages for
    appropriate download links for RPMS.
    To build icecast on a Unix platform, perform the following :
       make install
    To build and install this release.
    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/icecast2_TOC.html in a browser.
    Please email us at or, or come and see
    us at, channel #icecast, if you have any troubles.