It can also produce multiple encoded streams at the same time, and save the encoded audio to a local file.
Streams produced by MuSE can run on various servers: icecast 1 and 2, litestream, darwin (with icecast emulation), shoutcast and theoretically any other protocol supported by libshout.
MuSE can read its own MP3 streams (and mix them, and restream them, and...), but also a large number of audio players can do: xmms, freeamp, winamp, itunes, winzozz media player and probably more.
In its application form, MuSE offers two allready implemented interfaces to be operated in realtime and a slick commandline interface. This documentation is useful to who wants to reuse or tweak MuSE's code, if you are not a programmer (and you don't want to become one) you are not really interested in all the details documented here. Nevertless, reading here might give you a picture about some unexplored possibility of audio streaming ;)
A good place to start from is the Stream_mixer class, which is the main interface to interact and send asynchronous commands to the engine while its running. In fact the API declared in the jmixer.h file is the one used by the interactive user interfaces.
A useful implementation example can be found in muse.cpp
MuSE engine is being developed and hereby documented in the hope to provide the Free Software community with user friendly tool for network audio streaming and a high level interface for programming automatic radio tools.
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