Streaming MP3s from Debian Squeeze

John D Jones III unixgeek1972 at
Mon Apr 29 21:49:31 MDT 2013

On 04/28/2013 04:36 PM, Charles Curley wrote:
> On Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:49:33 -0600
> Matt Melvin <rage_311 at> wrote:
> Thank you. Good detective work. The version with MP3 support is not in
> backports, so I would have to compile from source. I'd rather defer
> that exercise.
> I did find this:
> I
> used the ezstream setup. So far, a proof of concept installation is
> hard at work on my laptop. That's farther than I've gotten before.
> Now to copy the whole mess onto the final server and get that running
> on my network.
> Thanks to all who helped.
     Just to throw in my twenty two cents, minidlna makes for a good 
media streaming platform, it works with the Xbox360 flawlessly, and can 
handle any upnp/dlna aware device very nicely, this includes a growing 
list of BluRay players, DVRs, as well as most self respecting media 
players of all OSes. It's supposed to work well with the PS3 but I don't 
own one, so I can't speak on that.

     I also run subsonic and icecast with great success Subsonic was 
brutally easy, Icecast, you have to feed it the stream, I use ices to 
serve the playlist content to the icecast server. When it comes to 
in-LAN media streaming, I'd recommend giving minidlna a whirl, once 
catch is, it uses inotify to update it's changes, this doesn't work on 
NFS or other network mounts. But in those cases, you can set up a 
midnight cron to update it's library, or, just run minidlna on the host 
of the drive itself and let inotify do the work, and the host stream 

John D Jones III
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unixgeek1972 at

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