Audio streaming over wifi

This page is a collection of install notes, how to's and ideas and diary of the experience.

An experiment into 'Silent Disco" style broadcast for small events + house paties.

Other alternatives are  rent the gear like this :

100 headsets  for  £220




IceCast project

The Icecast server is capable of streaming content as Vorbis over standard HTTP, Theora over HTTP, MP3 over the protocol used by SHOUTcast, AAC, and NSV over the SHOUTcast protocol. (Theora, AAC, and NSV are only supported in version 2.2.0 and newer.) It uses external programs, called "source clients", to originate the streams, and the Icecast project includes a source client program known as IceS. The source runs typically in the place where the audio is generated (e. g., a studio) and the Icecast server in a place where a lot of bandwidth is available (e. g., a colocation centre).

It has similar functionality to the proprietary media server program SHOUTcast, by Nullsoft.



BUTT - broadcast using this tool

is an easy to use, multi OS streaming tool.

It supports ShoutCast and IceCast.  butt runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows.

At the moment you can't feed butt directly with audio files.


How To's



IceCast Project Documentation

AskUbuntu Set-up Discussion



Install Diary


Install DreamStudio  OS

In the Software centre or sources list,  add Universe sources,

Install Icecast2

Install Ices2  - for Ogg vorbis streaming  - Picked up on client, but needs OGG codecs to be loaded to play as sound...hmph

Install IceS  - for MP3 streaming  - not/no longer available from Mediabuntu repository.

Install Darkice - can stream the output of the local sound card as OGG Vorbis or as mp3 stream
install  pavucontrol -