"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."