[LAU] Linux radio / streaming tips?

Dan MacDonald allcoms at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 17:01:01 UTC 2013

Thanks for the suggestions so far!

Has anyone on the list tried more than one of Airtime, IDJC and Rivendell
(plus any of the other solutions) enough to make a good comparison?

I can't see any mention of JACK support on the Airtime site and we may need
this to get Skype working but the other two do claim JACK support. I get
the impression Airtime has the most features otherwise but I expect they'll
gladly trade stability and ease of use/ maintenance over a flashy set of

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 3:27 PM, drew Roberts <zotz at 100jamz.com> wrote:

> On Monday 28 January 2013 06:29:30 Dan MacDonald wrote:
> > Yesterday I had a small local radio station get in touch with me as
> they're
> > looking to switch from Windows to Linux for their streaming server. I'll
> be
> > helping them out just as a favour and because it sounds like it could be
> > fun but I don't really have any experience with the various Linux
> streaming
> > solutions so I thought I'd post on here to see if anyone has any tips?
> >
> > I've not been down to check out their existing setup but I don't think
> they
> > want much more than to be able to stream recordings and Skype. I think
> > Skype lacks JACK support so maybe that will require a bit of messing to
> get
> > it to play nicely (if we use a JACK based streaming solution).
> >
> > Did the OSM podcast guys ever do a write-up/ HOWTO I could read? Any
> other
> > good resources for those setting up a small, Linux-based radio station?
> Get to know the Rivendell folks.
> IRC #rivendell on freenode
> http://www.rivendellaudio.org/
> http://rivendell.tryphon.org/wiki/Main_Page
> http://www.paravelsystems.com/
> I use darkice and icecast2 here.
> Have seen people suggesting liquidsoap in place of darkice iirc.
> all the best,
> drew
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