I’ve added a little widget on the side panel for some streaming audio. I’ve been having fun playing around with LiquidSoap and IceCast2. It seems to work really well. The only problem is, about 99% of the people I tell about it seem competely unable to stream audio. Are people that retarded? Apparently so! The stream is not always on, so if it doesn’t work, most likely I am not listening to music myself. It’s random as to what I am playing. It could be anything from Dance/Disco to Heavy Metal. I’ve had this setup before a long time ago using SAM Broadcaster and Windows Media Services and WMA format. Not that anyone ever listened to it much.
LiquidSoap is an Open Source automated DJ media player/streamer. I found it looking for an alternative to SAM Broadcaster because that is just way too much money and kind of an over kill for what I was looking for. IceCast2 is a media streaming server. I point the output of LiquidSoap to IceCast2 and clients (thats you) connect to IceCast2 server. I intitally tried to use OGG format, however, most players fail to play OGG streams properly so switched to MP3.
I am running this all off Windows, but it works just as well (if not better) on Linux.