Icecast is a free software (under GPL license) of stream streaming, audio and video streaming server type.
The Icecast project is run by the Xiph.org foundation, which runs free audio / video codec projects such as the popular Ogg, Theora or Speex.
It allows from a computer or server (Windows, GNU / Linux, Mac OS X or other) to stream music and videos to "client" software (audio or multimedia players), through the Internet or an intranet (local network).
A web interface is used to administer the server.
You can stream your server automatically to dir.xiph.org IceCast Directory (public server mode).
Encoding formats accepted on our platform are Mp3, AAC, AAC +, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora.
The Icecast server can manage up to 3 streams at a time on the same port. Our platform makes it possible to create several editing points to be distributed over the 320 kbps allocated. Icecast makes it possible to diffuse different flows on different points of montages.
You can stream live and keep the autodj mode active at the same time. The autodj broadcasts on a mount point, and your direct may be on another.
You can not edit the Icecast page (admin) when you visit ip: port (only possible by request to technical support on our platform).
Icecast has mount points, which means that it automatically transfers Auto DJ listeners to the live stream and again without manually turning on or off anything like Shoutcast. You can stream up to 3 different streams on the same port.
If you plan to do live often, we recommend going to Icecast, the difference in time between what you broadcast from your studio or machine and what is heard by the listeners is less and is evaluated according to the state of the game. network at about 5 seconds.
There are fewer compatible web flash drives. The Icecast directory is less popular than the Shoutcast but it makes its place.
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