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Icecast and Bass

This tutorial describes how to setup an Icecast server and broadcast audio from vvvv.

Note: I'll add some screenshots later, to help for the setup.

Install Icecast

Installing icecast is pretty straightforward. Just download the latest release and install from here:

Download Icecast

Configure Icecast

Once you installed icecast, go to the configuration menu, then choose "edit configuration".

Choose the password that you want for administration, then start the server.

Setup the vvvv Node

Once your server is running, just create a Icecast (Bass) node, then set the following pins:

  • Handle: The audio stream to output to icecast.
  • Host: the machine where the icecast server is running.
  • Port: the server port (default is 8000).
  • Password: the one you did setup in the server previously.
  • Bit Rate: The output bit rate (64 or 32 kbps is a good value).
  • Mount point: The internal stream name on the server.
  • Station name, description, genre: Details about what you are playing.
  • Song Title/URL: Song details.
  • Is active: Tells if you broadcast or not.

Please note that only song title/url can be changed directly. Other pins updates will reset the connection.


Open a broser at the URL:

From there you will see a stream list. Click on the stream and open with a media player to listen to it (Winamp will do).


Encoding is done in ogg format, so your player needs to support ogg.

mp3 will maybe be supported later, but as lame encoder doesn't support floating point samples, will need to wait for it.

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~10h ago

joreg: another release candidate is out for the weekend: beta36-release-candidate #vvvv please test and report!

~2d ago

microdee: I realized that I will just do those updates on separate branches, Still stay tuned...

~2d ago

microdee: I'm making mp.* packs CI and release friendly. Meanwhile vpm downloads might not work with them for a bit. Stay tuned...

~2d ago

~3d ago

karistouf: thank you joreg

~3d ago

joreg: good to hear!

~3d ago

Xini: the old problem was the renderer on a second screen freezing when fullsize, under certain conditions which i can't remember now...

~3d ago

Xini: @joreg now i got hold of a projector and i tested, should be fine! :D @joreg

~3d ago

joreg: i'm not exactly sure what "old problem" you're talking about. have you tested if it still exists?

~3d ago

Xini: tx @joreg . Do you think it's better for me to install a 32bit version of vvvv, or is there another workaround for that old problem?