1. What Is DarkIce?

DarkIce is a live audio streamer. It records audio from an audio interface (e.g. sound card), encodes it and sends it to a streaming server.
DarkIce can record from:
  • OSS audio devices
  • ALSA audio devices
  • Solaris audio interface
  • Jack sources
  • uLaw audio input through a serial interface
  • CoreAudio (branch darkice-macosx)

DarkIce can encode in the following formats:
  • MP3 - using the lame library
  • MP2 - using the twolame library
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • AAC LC - using the faac library
  • AAC HEv2 - using libaacplus library
  • Opus - using Xiph's libopus library
  • Vorbis - using Xiph's libvorbis library

DarkIce can send the encoded stream to the following streaming servers:
Darkice runs on the following operating systems:
  • FreeBSD
  • Linux
  • MacOS X
  • NetBSD / OpenBSD
  • Solaris

DarkIce initial author is Ákos Maróy
DarkIce current author and maintainer is Rafael Diniz.

2. Status

DarkIce is considered stable, it has been used since fall 2000 in production 24 hours per day.
The latest version is 1.4, check out the ChangeLog.
There is a GTK frontend made by Rafael Diniz, called DarkSnow. DarkSnow.

3. Discussion

For questions & feedback on DarkIce, please join the darkice-list mailing list.

Should you find any issues with DarkIce, please submit a bug or feature request at darkice github Issues page.

4. Support

If you feel that DarkIce is having a good effect on your online streaming radio, feel free to donate some money to allow further development. Thank you! Btw, we already received a donation!

5. Download

You can download DarkIce releases from the project's download page.

Download the source tarball darkice-1.4.tar.gz and compile it.

If you like to live on the edge, you can check the git repository at github:

git clone https://github.com/rafael2k/darkice.git

DarkIce is © Copyright Tyrell Hungary and Rafael Diniz and Ákos Maróy under the GNU General Public Licence version 3.

This page last updated: 04/08/2016.