Nixers Radio Development thread - Community & Forums Related Discussions
venam
Hello fellow nixers,
This thread is for the discussion surrounding the development of the nixers radio project.

A lot have been requesting that we setup a sort of streaming of music where members can share the cool music they listen to. This is what we're going to do here.

There are many solution available for streaming such as icecast, youtube, and ffmpeg server mode.

I can offer some place on the servers to install one of those streaming services or if anyone is feeling like offering space then it's also cool.

Let's talk about which one you'd prefer and if you would participate in such endeaviour.
Mafia
I've never dealt with any streaming at all but if you need a music list you know where to find one ;)
acg
About then 10 years ago I did some streaming using Shoutcast and Winamp; Icecast looks like the best (and more interesting) alternative to me. I'll set up a test server locally this weekend for then helping out rolling one here.
xcko
The way I run a radio on my lan is with mpd's http streaming output option. I think that might be easiest, and it doesn't require a special client to listen to it. Typically I just use mpg123 http://lanserver:8000.
venam
I've got mpd http server streaming up on my server but I'm not sure of how it would be feasibly to share the control of the stream between certain members.

Maybe we could create users on the server that have access to an mpd client that connects to it.
mrtn
I'll just throw in the possibility of a irc-bot to control the stream. Not that I have any experience in developing one, but that would remove the necesity of creating multiple users on the server.

Seems not to be too hard: https://pythonspot.com/en/building-an-irc-bot/
venam
(13-06-2017, 03:39 AM)mrtn Wrote: I'll just throw in the possibility of a irc-bot to control the stream. Not that I have any experience in developing one, but that would remove the necesity of creating multiple users on the server.

I haven't thought of that, it seems like a good option and everyone has built an IRC bot before.
We'd have an invite only channel for the DJs of the radio.

But there also need a way to upload the music to the server so that they can be added to the list.
And I'm not sure about copyrights and related issues.
mrtn
I wouldn't go that route. You'll open yourself for all kinds of copyright claims... Can't we just submit links to youtube and it streams sound-only via the radio station?
azk
I have some experience with ffmpeg's ffserver. The project is abandoned by the ffmpeg team but I'm still running a setup that can do webm livestreaming with relative ease. I've only messed with the mp3 option a bit but it would be doable to pipe audio (youtube-dl) to ffmpeg -> ffserver.

The biggest problem with ffserver/mpd over more traditional shoutcasting services is you'll have no option of adding another source (i.e. a mic for the dj) short of mixing those 2 sources locally and then streaming them off to ffserver/mpd.
venam
(13-06-2017, 05:54 AM)azk Wrote: The biggest problem with ffserver/mpd over more traditional shoutcasting services is you'll have no option of adding another source (i.e. a mic for the dj) short of mixing those 2 sources locally and then streaming them off to ffserver/mpd.
I don't think we'd like that option anyway.
We're only going to stream music sequentially.




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