[pulseaudio-discuss] Shoutcast/Icecast sink for pulseaudio

Matt Patterson matt at v8zman.com
Fri May 9 08:41:50 PDT 2008

Sean, Colin,

Thanks for the help. This is exactly what I was looking for.

I think at the moment I am looking to stay an "integrator" of pulse 
functionality, not a developer of it. I am always happy to share back my 
findings/work/code (hacky many times) though.

You guys are doing an awesome job with this product though. I have 3 
zones (of 5) currently setup for whole home audio and pulse has been an 
absolutely reliable rock. Good work!


Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Matthew Patterson wrote:
>> Hey everyone,
>> In my quest to further expand my whole home audio solution I was 
>> thinking about the options for piping the music to non pulse supporting 
>> devices like my internet tablet and cell phones. Right now I stream to 
>> these devices simply by giving them playlists that target my webserver, 
>> but I have tried in the past icecast2. This has the added benefit of 
>> normalizing the stream bitrate for the lower bandwidth of the cell phone 
>> (and is essential now that I am moving to flac as my primary format).
>> Has anybody worked on a solution for pulseaudio -> shoutcast/icecast? I 
>> realize icecast only takes mp3/ogg streams, so the raw pcm data would 
>> have to be piped through an encoder on the fly, then shipped to the 
>> icecast server. I also realize synchronization would be lost, but 
>> wouldn't this be a cool addition!
> gst-launch-0.10 pulsesrc 
> device=alsa_output.pci_8086_27d8_alsa_playback_0.monitor ! audioconvert 
>   ! vorbisenc ! oggmux ! shout2send ip=example.com port=8000 
> password=hackme mount=stream.ogg
> Have fun :)
> (NB change the device name to suit the monitor stream of the device you 
> want to broadcast)
> Col
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