Related Links

Manuals

Center for Independent Journalism

Some great manuals on Sound Editing, Sound Effects, Turning Sound Online, Sound Editing (advanced), Setting Up a Station and a Studio, Designing a Website http://www.cijmalaysia.org/resources.htm

Spot

Good site for some tips and tricks, especially if you use Dyne::bolic
http://spot.river-styx.com/linkage.php 

Encoders

MuSE.MuSE (Linux / OSX)

The best audio encoder for Linux.
http://muse.dyne.org/

Oddcast (Windows)

Great plugin for encoding Ogg and MP3 using Winamp.
http://www.oddsock.org/tools/oddcastv3/

ostream (Windows / Linux)

A cool ogg encoder that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, and MacOSX.
http://radiostudio.org/ostream

oggment (Linux)

 An interesting tool which can encode a single audio source into a real stream and a ogg stream simultaneously... made by August Black (radio/software/media artist)... there are some other interesting tools on this site too
http://oggment.sourceforge.net/ogg-real.php

oggcaster (Linux)

 A plug-in for xmms to stream ogg files to icecast2... looked interesting but i couldn't get it to compile... I think there was quite some activity on the development side, so it might be fixed soon... if doing encoding this way is your thing then don't forget the excellent xmms-oddcast plug-in (for icecast2) and the liveice plug-in (for icecast1 only) - both of which are available from the xmms (http://www.xmms.org) website in the plug-ins directories
http://xmms-oggcaster.sourceforge.net/

Soma (Linux)

A very interesting set of tools... sound daemon, player, encoder and scheduler... ate a whole lot of my cpu and wasn't so nice with the crossfades, otherwise i might have used it...
http://www.somasuite.org/

darkice (Linux)

A very light weight, easy to deploy command line live mp3 streamer. You may also wish to look at the GUI interface, which you need to install seperately, it's called darksnow.
http://darkice.sourceforge.net/

liveice (Linux)

Encoder for icecast1. Command line
http://star.arm.ac.uk/~spm/software/liveice.html

MuSE.IceS (Linux)

Command line encoder for icecast1 and icecast2
http://svn.xiph.org/releases/ices/

Oddcast (Windows)

A great plugin for XMMS that allows you to stream MP3 or Ogg. It can be tricky to install as it requires WXWindows.
http://www.oddsock.org

MuSE.MPEG4IP (Linux)

A great how to for mpeg4ip streaming to a Darwin Server
http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/6720/print

Players

VLC (Windows / Linux / OSX)

The all purpose cross-platform media player. Does much more too...
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

zinf (Windows / Linux)

A many featured player but couldn't see the advantage over xmms (my preferred gui player) except that it has a built in streaming encoder/server.
http://www.zinf.org/

soundplay (beOS)

This is good if you have beOS (i thought it was for linux at first)... comes with a built in streaming server....
http://www.xs4all.nl/~marcone/soundplay.html

snackAmp (Linux/ Windows)

A hugely featured gui player... almost too many features... has a built in web-server for remote control, and a built in streaming server... I would have used it for the project I was researching if it could work as a command line interface.
http://snackamp.sourceforge.net/

sonic-rainbow (Linux)

This looks nice and simple but i havenever tried it... it plays video too
http://sonic-rainbow.sourceforge.net/

impish (Linux)

This looked like a very sophisticated command line player but alas it has no crossfade and I couldn't get it to compile.
http://www.geocities.com/kman_can/

xmms (Linux)

This is my favorite player if only because it does so much
http://www.xmms.org

mplayer (Linux / Windows / OSX)

This is more a video player but also support audio. You can run it with or without a gui
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/

Embedded Players

Flam

Flash Mp3player
http://www.flamplayer.com/

Make your own flash mp3 player

http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/halfbaked/howto/audio.htm http://www.sonify.org/home/feature/remixology/026_mp3player/

Flow

Flash Video Player (open source)
http://flowplayer.sourceforge.net/

Streaming Servers

Icecast

The best audio server on the net.
http://www.icecast.org/

An excellent Icecast Howto from Kerry Cox
http://www.gnuware.com/icecast/

Quicktime / Darwin Streaming Server

An excellent how-to for Quicktime Streaming Server, it also covers embedding Quicktime, compression, relaying streams etc
http://www.soundscreen.com/

A great quick how-to for Darwin and VLC (as a server) on Linux http://viz.aset.psu.edu/ga5in/StreamingMedia.html

gini

Looks good... haven't tried it
http://gini.sourceforge.net/

Oyez

Python streaming server
http://ubertechnique.com/seth/oyez/doc/Oyez.html

oggserv

A php based daemon
http://oggserv.sourceforge.net/

litestream

An excellent streaming server with source clients and re-streamer... ultra stable
http://www.litestream.org

ample

A small streaming server
http://ample.sf.net

edna

This allows streaming of files stored on your 'server'
http://edna.sf.net

gnump3d

Another streaming server, also supports ogg
http://www.gnump3d.org

Software Repositories

Dyne

The home of really good streaming software for Linux.
http://www.dyne.org/

Oddsock

A great home for streaming tools for Windows and Linux.
http://www.oddsock.org/

Freshmeat

If you don't know it you are guaranteed to spend the next x hours browsing it.
http://freshmeat.net/

MuSE.SourceForge

Repository for many softwares.
http://www.sf.net

Version Tracker

Good for MacHeads.
http://www.versiontracker.com/

Tucows

Who said I don't look after newbies...an oldie but still useful, especially for Windows users.
http://www.tucows.com/

GNU

Good old GNU roll your own software repository for GPL software.
http://savannah.gnu.org/

Open Content Repositories

Archive.org

Archive.org, otherwise known as the 'Internet Archive' is a place where you can store all your archived streaming files for free. The material must be licenced under Creative Commons or released to the public domain.
http://www.archive.org

ourmedia.org

Free hosting of media content for 'grass roots' media. Also for creative commons or public domain content
http://www.ourmedia.org/

v2v

Independent and activist media content storage (in ogg theora)
http://www.v2v.cc/

cc mixer

Sharing of audio samples licenced under creative commons
http://ccmixter.org/

Digital Audio and Codecs

Information on Formats

Good article on codec comparisons
http://www.cdburner.ca/digital-audio-formats-article/

ARS Technica Codecs

Good article on the difference between average, constant and variable bitrate codec settings

http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/encoding.ars

Free Codecs

xiph

The home of free codecs.
http://www.xiph.org/

ogg vorbis and theora

Information about free audio codecs and third party applications.
http://www.vorbis.com/

Very good posting on OGG
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=77314

An embeded ogg java player
http://www.flumotion.net/cortado/

Good Howto for streaming Theora to Icecast2
http://www.oddsock.org/guides/video.php

XVID

Open Source codec mostly used for ripping and playing DVDs. http://www.xvid.org/

Dirac

Upcoming free video codec developed by the BBC
http://dirac.sourceforge.net/

MP3 Patents

Good detailed information on MPEG related patents
http://swpat.ffii.org/patents/effects/mpeg/index.en.html

Licencing Content

Creative Commons

Alternative content licencing models.
http://creativecommons.org/

Licencing Software

Free Software Foundation

http://www.fsf.org/

What is FLOSS?

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/FLOSS_Concept_Booklet

PD Streaming Externals

A complete list:
http://pd.iem.at/pdb/query.html?ext=y&alb=y&qry=complete

MuSE.Peer2Peer Streaming

If you want a peer2peer Ogg streamer (ogglive~) for Windows and Mac OSX versions of PD then go here:
http://www.nullmedium.de/dev/ogglive~/

Speex, MP3, MuSE.P2P

Speex Codex external (Speex~) for Linux and MP3 streaming externals (Mp3cast~) for Windows and Linux (includes a MP3 peer2peer external - mp3live~ ) versions of PD available here:
http://ydegoyon.free.fr/software.html

OGG

If you want Ogg streaming for PD then you can get the pdogg~ externals in an installed version of pd-extended or by installing the pd-externals package, both are available from here:
http://pure-data.sourceforge.net/download.php

MAX/MSP Streaming Externals

MP3

Shoutcast external for streaming MP3 from MAX/MSP:
http://www.akustische-kunst.org/maxmsp/

OGG

If you want Ogg streaming for MAX then check here:
http://www.nullmedium.de/dev/oggpro/

Transcoding and Ripping

Mencoder

A good guide to transcoding using Linux and Mencoder
http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Mencoder_Introduction_Guide

Ripping Guides

A good DVD ripping guide for Linux
http://www.bunkus.org/dvdripping4linux/ a good how to for creating MP3s (for the slightly geeky)
http://howtos.linux.com/howtos/MP3-HOWTO-10.shtml

Video Editors (GPL)

Jahshaka

The best I've seen for Linux
http://www.jahshaka.org/

There is also a very good beginners tutorial for Jahshaka here:
http://users.pandora.be/acp/jah/

Pitivi

Under Development
http://www.pitivi.org/

Cinelerra

Good but you need lots of screen space
http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php3

Cinelerra Tutorials

http://www.ftconsult.com/twiki/bin/view/Cinelerra/CinelerraManualTOC http://supreetsethi.net/drupal/?q=node/20

Kino

Great editor
http://www.kinodv.org/

General

Some good notes on editing video on Linux
http://users.dslextreme.com/~craig.lawson/linux_notes/video.html The same site has a great section on CD and DVD authoring under Linux
http://users.dslextreme.com/~craig.lawson/linux_notes/cds.html

Miscellaneous

History of MP3

A brief overview of the most popular audio format on the net.
http://www.mp3-mac.com/Pages/History_of_MP3.html

Low Tech

Great spot to learn more about software and hardware if you are in the UK. http://lowtech.org

Your Machines

Cultural event and ongoing research/writings about free software.
http://www.yourmachines.org/

MuSE.OggPlay

Play Ogg on your mobile phone
http://symbianoggplay.sourceforge.net/

Googles beta video search

Using the VLC plugin for replay of content....
http://video.google.com/

swf.open4all

Experiment with collecting and transcoding (to flash) most commonly linked video content
http://swf.open4all.info/

Workshops

The Streaming Suitcase does various workshops including streaming, PureData, open source audio, linux etc. Workshops and resources by these people are also highly recommended:

Julian Oliver

Blender and gaming workshops (etc)
http://selectparks.net/
http://selectparks.net/~julian
http://selectparks.net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=395

Derek Holzer

MuSE.PureData and open source audio workshops (etc)
http://www.umatic.nl/info_derek.html

Tetsuo Kogawa

MuSE.MiniFM
http://anarchy.translocal.jp/MiniTV
http://www.silenttv.net