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oggfwd: pipe an Ogg stream from stdin to an Icecast server


oggfwd - pipe an Ogg stream from stdin to an Icecast server


oggfwd [-hp] [-d description] [-g genre] [-n name] [-u URL] address port password mountpoint
The oggfwd utility acts as a minimal source client for Icecast servers. It reads an Ogg stream from stdin and forwards it to a server specified on the command line. The address, port, password and mountpoint arguments are mandatory and have to be given in that order. Optional command line parameters -d description Set the stream description. -g genre Set the stream genre. -h Print a short usage summay. -n name Set the stream (i.e. radio) name. -p Allow the stream to be made public in stream directories. -u URL Set the stream URL. oggfwd reacts to the hangup signal, SIGHUP, by printing the amount of bytes read from stdin to stdout at the next given opportunity. How fast it reacts depends on the stream's current bitrate.
To forward a public Ogg stream with the name ''Test radio'' to an Icecast server, one would pipe that stream to an oggfwd command line such as oggfwd -p -n "Test radio" radio.example.com 8000 password /stream.ogg Encode an Ogg Vorbis stream, dump it to disk and stream it at the same time: oggenc - < input.wav | tee streamdump.ogg \ | oggfwd radio.example.com 8000 password /stream.ogg


Programming by J^ <j@v2v.cc> rafael2k <rafael@riseup.net> Moritz Grimm <gtgbr@gmx.net> This manual was contributed by Moritz Grimm.


Since the password to the Icecast server is given in clear text on the command line, other (local) users will probably be able to see it very easily. OGGFWD(1)

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