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SHOUTcast vs. Icecast

SHOUTcast vs. Icecast – Which Server Type Should You Choose?

WHAT SHOULD I CHOOSE?

We recommend SHOUTcast unless you have a specific technical reason that requires an Icecast server.

SHOUTCAST OVERVIEW

Get Listed On The Internet Radio Directory With The Most Traffic. The main advantage of SHOUTcast is that you can list your radio station on the SHOUTcast directory, which can generate interest, and provide listeners.

ICECAST OVERVIEW

Offers More Advanced Technical Options; Open Source. The main advantage of Icecast is that it is open-source software and has more options.

SHOUTcast

  • Centova Cast 3 Control Panel
  • AutoDJ Software
  • Live Broadcasts
  • Open Source: No
  • Radio Station Directory: shoutcast.com
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • NSV
  • OGG Vorbis: No
  • OGG Theora: No

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Icecast

  • Centova Cast 3 Control Panel
  • AutoDJ Software
  • Live Broadcasts
  • Open Source
  • Radio Station Directory: dir.xiph.org
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • NSV
  • OGG Vorbis
  • OGG Theora

View Icecast Plans