How To Get Listed on Icecast.

I went for a look on the Icecast forums and found some really useful information on How To Get Listed on Icecast.

I had the stream up and running but it couldn’t get us listed on the Icecast directory.

I’ve written a short Guide to getting listed on Icecast.

First you need to find this line in the configuration file.


Where it says “localhost” you need to put either the IP or web address where your Icecast server is running from. Save the .xml file & restart Icecast.

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If all goes to plan you should see “yp_currently_playing” in your Icecast admin which then in turn means you are listed publicly on the Icecast YP.

If that fails you need to make sure your directory listing tags look like this


Also make sure the “public” bit of the code looks like this. <public>1</public>

I hope this helps people! Please feel free to pass this information on!!

Opus definitely a codec worth using.

A while back I posted about the Opus codec and asked if it was a codec for the future. After a few days testing it I take back everything I said about it being like the failed mp3PRO codec.

I have been streaming with it at 96kbps and it sounds absolutely perfect and crystal clear. Pity the same thing couldn’t be said for mp3PRO.

Since i wrote about Opus I’ve done some searching on the internet about it and have found out that not only does Skype support it but also VideoLan (VLC) player also the html5 audio tag in Firefox supports it. Which allows you to listen to the stream in the browser.

If you are yet to discover the benefits of Opus then what are you waiting for. The Encoding plugin for RadioDJ supports it, All you need to do is setup an Icecast server. Set the Mountpoints to /listen.opus in the Icecast config. Setup an encoder and set it encoding.

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To get the stream playing in Firefox you will need something like this piece of code.

<audio src="https://yourserverIP:port/listen.opus" controls>

Save it with a .php extension then open it up in Firefox and you should hear it … Simple really.

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