Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2

Ever want to be a DJ?  Check out this howto, and away you go! Thanks to Lothar for sending this in 🙂


This tutorial describes how to set up an audio streaming server with Icecast2. In order that Icecast2 can stream audio to listeners we install Ices2. Ices2 is a program that sends audio data to an Icecast2 server to broadcast to clients. Ices2 can either read audio data from disk (Ogg Vorbis files), or sample live audio from a sound card and encode it on the fly. In this article we will let Ices2 read .ogg files from the local hard disk.