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Linux.com: Introduction to Streaming MP3

Nov 18, 2000, 23:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Kerr)


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"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 download MP3's."

"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."

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