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What software can I use to connect to my SHOUTcast server?

Winamp with the Nullsoft SHOUTcast Source plugin

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No, can be ran with Wine
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Nullsoft
  • Website: http://www.winamp.com/

Winamp is developed by Nullsoft, the same people who develop SHOUTcast itself. VosCast recommends Winamp if you are new to internet net radio streaming.

SAM Broadcaster

Advanced radio automation software aimed towards professional internet radio station broadcasters.

SimpleCast

SimpleCast allows you to connect to your SHOUTcast server and stream from your microphone, soundcard or line in.

StationPlaylist Studio

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Standard $109/ €84 - Pro $239/ €185
  • Demo: Yes, lasts for 6 hours, terminates then allows for a further 6 hours.
  • Developer: StationPlaylist
  • Website: http://www.stationplaylist.com/studio.html

StationPlaylist Studio features general automation playback and live assistance tools for DJs.

StationPlaylist Creator

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Lite $49/ €38 - Standard $109/ €84 - Pro $239/ €185
  • Demo: Yes, lasts for 6 hours, terminates then allows for a further 6 hours.
  • Developer: StationPlaylist
  • Website: http://www.stationplaylist.com/creator.html

StationPlaylist Creator is music and spot scheduling software. It is used to design your station format using rotations of music categories and spot groups (jingles, ads, etc).

Nicecast

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Single user $40 - 5 users $69
  • Demo: Yes, noise is overlaid on all broadcasts longer than 60 minutes.
  • Developer: Rogue Amoeba
  • Website: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/

Streams a mix audio from your microphone and optionally another media player like iTunes.

Butt - broadcast using this tool

Butt is open source and cross platform software to connect to your SHOUTcast server and will encode and stream audio from your microphone or line-in.

First published: May 24, 2012
Last updated: May 24, 2012
Author: Bryan C
Revision: 1
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