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O'Reilly Network: Streaming Media With Linux, Part 2

Apr 01, 2001, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Phillips)

"If you've been trying out the examples from part one , then you should have a good idea about what's already out there on the Internet radio waves. But perhaps you're thinking that you could do a much better show than anything you've heard so far -- if only you knew where to start. Well, let me show you the how you can begin your career as the next famous Internet DJ with some help from RealServer and Icecast."

"The complete version of RealServer (RealServer Plus) for Linux is commercially available from RealNetworks.com. It's a proprietary closed-source Internet broadcasting solution with a fairly hefty price-tag. However, bear in mind that RealServer Plus is industrial-strength software and is certainly more than you are likely to need for desktop network broadcasting."

"Thankfully, RealNetworks has provided RealServer Basic for evaluation purposes. This basic server is an excellent package for personal broadcasting, but it's not an all-in-one solution for streaming RealAudio. You'll also need the RealProducer content-creation software in order to make your RealAudio files from pre-existing sound files or prepare live netcasts in RealAudio streams. Again, Real has graciously made available a free basic version of RealProducer. We will use the free versions of both RealProducer and RealServer for our examples here."

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