"MP3 is a standard for encoding audio (mostly music) into a
relatively small file."
"If you download an MP3 file to your machine and then listen to
it, you are essentially copying the MP3 file from the Internet
server to your local machine. There now are various ways you can
"Streaming is more analogous to listening to a radio
station. You "tune in" and listen. There are a handful of servers
you can use under Linux.I'll explain how to set-up an IceCast
server together with two different ways of connecting a "source"
LiveIce & XMMS-LiveIce."