Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-10-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Taipei TAIWAN
Distribution: live cd
Posts: 68

Rep: Reputation: 15
Lightbulb WinAMP for linux ? shoutcast client ?

Is there any winamp player and client port to linux ?

I am runing web tv (streaming video,NSV format)broadcast under windows,and hope there is NSV encoder for linux to replace windows !!

Live video streaming by using usb video box (for windows only?)

therefore,does it means only windows user can possibly watch my movie from winamp ???

is there any others video streaming format other than NSV ?
and work under linux well ,server,client controller and player ?


Old 05-10-2005, 01:37 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Omaha, NE, USA
Distribution: PCLinuxOS 2007
Posts: 808

Rep: Reputation: 30
mplayer supports NSV format files. I am sure the other players do, as well.
Old 05-10-2005, 03:02 PM   #3
Registered: May 2005
Location: The Isle of Everywhere
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
Winamp runs fine for me through Wine too... but I'll probably ditch it if a MILKDROP plugin appears for a linux player
Old 05-10-2005, 03:51 PM   #4
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: somerset,england
Distribution: KATONIX !!!
Posts: 48

Rep: Reputation: 15
what about xmms it is basically winamp ported!
Old 05-10-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Small Town USA
Distribution: slamd64 2.6.12 Slackware 2.4.32 Windows XP x64 pro
Posts: 383

Rep: Reputation: 30
no problems with totem (xine) with any video formats, but you must install the codecs yourself for them.
Old 05-11-2005, 02:05 AM   #6
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: France
Distribution: Debian etch
Posts: 99

Rep: Reputation: 15
have u tried VLC ?
Old 04-06-2006, 09:34 PM   #7
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Fedora Core 28
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 15
I presently am broadcasting an internet radio station. The server settings, when using winamp is IP# 123.456.789.000 the Port is 9876 and the password for access is "sillypuppy"

I would like to use videolan instead of winamp.

My videolan has shoutcast, plus a lot of extra other plugins. My question is that i am not sure exactly where to place the above information into videolan, so i can broadcast via videolan instead of winamp.

Any help would be appreciated.
Old 04-07-2006, 06:42 AM   #8
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware -current, 14.2
Posts: 1,123

Rep: Reputation: 261Reputation: 261Reputation: 261
vlc streams directly to http, it doesn't need/use shoutcast to do so.

here's a sample single stream from the commandline:

vlc -I http --control http:rc --rc-host :4800 --http-host :7000 --no-rc-show-pos --volume 500 --spdif -vvv /home/laptop/all.m3u --random --sout-keep --sout '#duplicate{dst=display,dst="std{access=http,mux=raw,url=,user=username,pwd=password}"}'
to break it down somewhat:

vlc starts with an http interface, and allows control through both the http interface on port 7000 and the remote-control (advanced telnet) interface on port 4800

The song position isn't displayed in the rc interface. Startup volume is 500 (can be 0-1024), spdif is on.

It opens the playlist "all.m3u", plays it randomly, doesn't drop the stream between tracks.

The stream out is duplicated - one stream is played locally (display), the second stream is sent raw over http, binds to, broadcasts on port 8000, and requires a username and password.


EDIT: corrected typos

Last edited by mrclisdue; 04-07-2006 at 06:50 AM.
Old 04-07-2006, 06:46 AM   #9
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Siberia
Distribution: Slackware & Slamd64. What else is there?
Posts: 1,705

Rep: Reputation: 54
I also liked Winamp a lot (and haven't gotten it to work under Wine, don't know why) and nothing that I've seen on linux can really come close. MPlayer is probably the next best thing, and after that, Xine (because it supports a lot of codecs).


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Has Winamp been ported to Linux? neilcpp Linux - Software 48 05-31-2010 03:00 PM
Winamp 5 clone for Linux Snipersnest Linux - Software 3 03-01-2005 07:01 PM
winamp = in linux? zozeer Linux - Software 12 01-17-2005 05:01 AM
how can i use winamp for windows in linux sibu_rajappan Linux - Newbie 14 06-03-2004 04:48 AM
how do i install winamp for linux greyfox007 Mandriva 11 04-13-2004 09:19 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:41 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration