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_ _ __ _ _ _ __ _ _ _| | |___ ___ / _| |_ __| |_ ___ _ _| |_ __ __ _ __| |_| ' \ || | | (_-</ _ \ _| _| (_-< ' \/ _ \ || | _/ _/ _` (_-< _||_||_\_,_|_|_/__/\___/_| \__| /__/_||_\___/\_,_|\__\__\__,_/__/\__|====================================================================streaming audio systemREADME.TXT for SHOUTCAST SERVER 1.9.8 - February 28, 2007Table of Contents:IntroductionRequirementsUpdatesBug reporting / SupportInstallationConfigurationRunning and ShutdownTech Notes / How it WorksRemote AdministrationXML statisticsHow to Choose Your Maximum Listeners ValueLicenseVersion HistoryIntroduction:SHOUTcast is a streaming audio system for Windows and Un*x platforms.At the center of the system is this product, the SHOUTcast DistributedNetwork Audio Server (DNAS). The DNAS is responsible for acceptinga broadcast feed from Winamp and the SHOUTcast Source DSP plug-in, andrepeating the broadcast to listeners connected to this SHOUTcast DNAS.Once your source content is being fed into the SHOUTcast DNAS, it willalso, dependent on the source content's configuration, list itselfwith the SHOUTcast directory so listeners can locate your broadcast.The DNAS also has the ability to deliver on-demand content in MP3format stored in the content/ directory.SHOUTcast is a product of Nullsoft, Inc, makers of the fantasticallypopular Winamp audio player for Win32. The SHOUTcast system relies onWinamp for playback and content sourcing. Winamp is available athttp://www.winamp.comRequirements:If you want to broadcast to listeners, you'll need:* 90Mhz or faster server, running one of Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, ME,Mac OS X, Sparc Solaris 2.7+, FreeBSD 4.x+, or Linux with a libc6 kernel.* 14kB of memory for every listener you want to broadcast to (i.e. 1,000listeners means you need 14 Megabytes of RAM), plus whatever youroperating system needs for overhead, plus 1.5MB for the server'sbase requirements. Don't set the listener count higher than you need,it just screws things up.
 
* Enough bandwidth to run the server. If you want to broadcast to 100listeners at 24kbps, you'll need about 24kbps*100 = 2,400kbps = 2.4Mbpsof bandwidth. That's about 2 T1 lines worth of bandwidth. Trying topush 100 128kbps listeners down your 768kbps cable modem isn't goingto work :)* If you want people on the internet to be able to hear you, you also needa clear connection to the internet. No firewalls, NAT devices, webcaches at the ISP, proxy servers, or internet sharing devices. In somecases you can make a workaround but if you intend to provide a qualitystreaming service you have to invest in a quality connection. Naturally,if you just want to run a private server locally on a LAN, you don't needthis at all.* If you want to list this server on the SHOUTcast directory, you will needa working DNS server configured as well. You can verify DNS is workingby pinging www.yahoo.com, or pulling up a web browser and visitingwww.shoutcast.com. Note that you can't ping www.shoutcast.com, becauseAOL blocks ICMP traffic.* A broadcast source. This is usually in the form of a computer runningWinamp (can be the same computer running the DNAS), and the SHOUTcastSource Plugin. This is available in the I wanna be a DJ section onSHOUTcast.com.If you don't have some/any of the above, you can still broadcast a station,but you'll have to pay someone for the privelege of hosting a SHOUTcast serverfor you, and you won't need this piece of software. To find good providers,visit the SHOUTcast forums on www.shoutcast.com and hear what others sayabout the growing number of streaming audio providers.Updates:SHOUTcast world headquarters is at http://www.shoutcast.com. Stop byto snag the latest version.Bug reporting / Support:SHOUTcast is a labor of love, and as such has no formal support mechanism.Please send your support questions to our volunteer-staffed (and highlyeffective) web forums. Please search the forums BEFORE asking a questionsomeone else has probably asked a thousand times before.You may also find the SHOUTcast list server and forums to be useful tools.The URLs are http://listserv.winamp.com and http://forums.winamp.com,respectively.Installation:Windows: The provided installer will automatically install the DNAS,an uninstaller, and Start Menu shortcuts.Unix versions: Use gunzip and tar to decompress and extract the necessary
 
binaries for your particular operating system. When complete, you shouldhave three files: the server binary, server config file, and this readme.Make certain the server is chmod u+x, and that the config file is readableby the user you want to run the server as. The server does *not* need tobe run as root, unless you want to use port numbers below 1024 to serveSHOUTcast audio streams.Configuration:Windows: Launch the GUI SHOUTcast DNAS by going to Start Menu -> SHOUTcastDNAS. Click on Edit Config in the menu bar, and a text editor will appearwith the configuration file for the SHOUTcast server. When finished, saveyour changes, and kill the GUI server. You have to restart the DNAS forchanges to take effect.Unix: Edit the sc_serv.conf file in the text editor of your choice. Tomwould prefer you use Emacs, because it makes Justin really mad. Justin wouldprefer you use vi, because he thinks Tom suffers from some vicious malaise.You'll probably be lame and end up using Pico.There's additional documentation available on the parameters on shoutcast.comin the documentation section.Running / Shutdown:WINDOWS:The SHOUTcast DNAS installer creates shortcuts under Start Menu -> Programs ->SHOUTcast DNAS to launch either the console or GUI version of the DNAS.To launch via command line, cd to the directory the DNAS is installed in, and runsc_serv_cons.exe sc_serv.ini.To shutdown, click Kill Server in the GUI version, or press Ctrl-C on the keyboardin the console version.UNIX:Under Unix, cd to the directory where you unpacked the SHOUTcast server, andtype ./sc_serv to start the server. You can start the server in the background byentering ./sc_serv &. If you want to stop the server, send a TERM or INT signalby issuing a ctrl-C if the server is in the foreground, or a kill -TERM if theserver is running in the background.Signals support is included on UNIX. Issuing a SIGHUP (kill -HUP) will force theDNAS to close and re-open the logfiles (useful for logfile rotation.) Also,SIGWINCH (kill -WINCH) will reload the following config file items(and, specifically, NOT items which aren't listed here) and start again:"Password""LogFile""RelayServer""RelayPort""PublicServer"

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