advice for a Streaming Server Hardware

Jason Schaefer schaefer.jason at
Fri Mar 14 08:09:48 GMT 2008

yes. very little resources are required. A good sound interface is
nice but most cards work nowadays. I do not agree that you should not
install a desktop. I use ices2 with jack and find the desktop to be
useful in other ways than just streaming. I use meterbridge to monitor
levels and qjackctrl (frontend for jack) so I can monitor and use
multiple inputs and outputs.

On Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Asmo Koskinen
<asmo.koskinen at> wrote:
> Andres Londoño kirjoitti:
> > What Processor, mainboard, memory, soundcard and Kernel got I have?
>  >
>  Here is one from "The Unofficial Icecast HowTo: A Hands-On Guide"
>  "Icecast does not require much in the way of hardware. A Linux box with
>  as little as a i486 processor and 32 megabytes of RAM can easily stream
>  songs. However, I recommend using at least a 400MHz Pentium II machine
>  with a minimum of 64 megabytes of RAM."
>  "Purchase a decent audio card."
>  Do not install (ie. Ubuntu Desktop) any desktop (Gnome, KDE) on that
>  server, just Ubuntu Server and then just what you need for streaming.
>  Streaming server do not need much. Get connected to that server via ssh
>  from your laptop/desktop. That's it.
>  Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.
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