Advice on setting up a Streaming Music Server

I currently have all my music files on a Win XP PC that’s running Twonky. I use a Netgear MP101 to play the music from that server. This is a kind of “pull” technology in that the MP101 pulls the music files from the server then plays them. The only control I have is using the MP101 remote. And I have to be in the room with the MP101 to hear the music.

What I want to do is set up a streaming server on the pc so it can “push” the music out through my wireless router. I want to be able to listen to the stream with any device on my network. What do I need to do this?

Use Shoutcast or Icecast. You should be able to stream to most devices.


I was hoping there was something “better” than Shoutcast. Of course I have no definition of what “better” might be. I went ahead and loaded it. It’s running but has a few problems. Looks like I’m gonna have to RTFM.