How to install Icecast
*Note – This does NOT work on 64 bit CentOS (x86_64); it will only install for 32 bit (i386). If you need to install on 64 bit, use the guide found here: http://support.cast-control.net/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=69. Once you got it installed, you can start from my Step #3 – Configuration. I tested their guide on my personal server and it worked perfectly.
Icecast Installation Guide for CentOS 5
I ran across a request from a customer recently asking me to install Icecast. I didn’t find any easy guides out there that had the entire process laid out. So, here is my contribution to the Internet. I hope one of you find this useful. With this guide, you can set it up in a mere 10 minutes.
#1 – First off, What is Icecast?
Per the official website (http://www.icecast.org): Icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia. In particular, icecast streams audio to listeners over the Internet, and is compatible with Nullsoft’s Shoutcast.
#2 – Installation
The first thing to do is install the dependencies that are needed run icecast:
yum install curl-devel libtheora-devel libvorbis-devel libxslt-devel speex-devel
Next, grab the SRPM:
rpm -ivh http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.3.2-0.src.rpm
****If you get the following error:
Retrieving http://downloads.xiph.org/releases/icecast/icecast-2.3.2-0.src.rpm error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
You will need to install the development dependencies:
yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
Now build the binary package using the newly acquired specs:
rpmbuild -bb /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/icecast.spec
And then install the RPM:
rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/icecast-2.3.2-0.i386.rpm
#3 – Configuration
You need to modify the /etc/icecast.xml file and change the default passwords for the users: source, relay, admin. The Icecast developers definitely have a sense of humor; The default passwords are ‘hackme’.
NEW-PASSWORD NEW-PASSWORD admin NEW-PASSWORD
You will have to change the user that the icecast service runs as. It cannot be initiated as root. It’s very picky and will give an error message:
[root ~]# ERROR: You should not run icecast2 as root
So simply change it to something else. The most intuitive solution would be to use ‘icecast’:
And the last modification is to change the log directory from /usr/var/log/icecast to –> /var/log/icecast:
#4 – Add user and log folder
Almost done. Now add the icecast user and create the log path we specified above:
mkdir /var/log/icecast useradd icecast chown icecast:icecast /var/log/icecast/
#5 – Run Icecast
This is it, the moment you’ve been waiting for:
su icecast -c 'icecast -c /etc/icecast.xml -b'
Make sure port 8000 is opened in your firewall. Now you can test it by accessing: http://yourdomain.com:8000. You will see a black screen:
#6 – Add to system start up
You will want icecast to start when the server boots. Take the command to run the service (listed above) and place it in your:
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