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Host an Internet Radio stream inside a domain?

Squeetard

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We have good dozen users inside our domain that listen to internet radio (JackFM) and it is killing our bandwidth. Before blocking the service I am wondering if there is some way I can set up a single host/relay to receive this single stream and broadcast it to the others through our intranet or other means?
Anyone know a way?
 

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A ghetto solution: Hookup a cable from the line-out to the line-in, play online radio station, then setup whatever software is out there for hosting such online radio stations and configure it to stream off the line-in. I'd assume that's possible at least.

More complex solution, maybe some sort of proxy server to locally cache the JackFM site/stream, so when users access it, it gets pulled off your local copy rather than connecting to the Internet. Probably be tricky though.
 

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Figured it out.
Install vlc on the host machine. Start it.
Choose the streaming option under the file menu, follow the wizard. As show below:
Enter the url of the radio station stream, you can find this by right clicking on the media when you are listening to the station and looking at the properties.
Select mms as the output format with no transcoding.
Enter the ip of this computer and pick a port, I left the default 8080.
Done, now any computer on your network can either enter "mms://<ip of host>:8080" in your web browser or open media player and hit ctrl+u and enter it there.
After it buffers for 3 seconds viola, you are relaying one stream from the internet to multiple machines on your network.
 

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