a mp3/ogg mixing player daemon
© Siegfried Wagner 28-08-2001
- get mixplayd
sourceforge file overview for mixplayd
be aware: it's only a beta version!
(and so please send me bug reports ;-))
is very simple,
there is no autoconf and automake.
just type make and hope it will compile without any errors,
there's even no make install ('cause it's only one binary).
To get mixplayd working, you also need an extra (working) mp3 decoder.
I strongly recommend
madplay from underbit Technologies.
For OggVorbis support you also
need an external decoder like ogg123 of the
- streaming to icecast/shoutcast server
Just use the possibility to let mixplayd put its output to a unix named pipe
and read that output with any streaming client that supports stdin:
cat named_pipe | streamingclient
Because I was very unhappy with all the existing streaming clients for icecast
(they used a lot too much of the cpu) I made my own (described below).
But now this has changed and I really prefer ices for
icecast streaming (OggVorbis).
My selfmade streaming client was a little perl script to stream from a named pipe
(but also from soundcard is possible) to an icecast/shoutcast server.
You need libshout and the perl module Shout which you can find both on
and you also need the mp3 encoder
Everything else you'll find out by reading the comments in the script and
the config file. But one important note:
If you want to use mixplayd with only a named pipe (i.e. option -nosound),
then you have to start the upstream (reader) first before starting mixplayd!
last modified: Fri Jun 4 00:03:52 CEST 2004