ShoutCast or IceCast Server ?

Discussion in 'FAQ' started by Support, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Please could you clarify some more? :)
     
  2. wishxy

    wishxy New Member

    It's ok now...I've find it! 8)
     
  3. mohamadhafiz

    mohamadhafiz New Member

    Are we able to switch between ShoutCast and IceCast on our own? As in change as and when we want to? I am still unsure of which to use... i am currently using IceCast but would like to know how it would be like if i want to use IceCast.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    We are afraid that you would need to register a new account for this as we cannot change server types on accounts. Apologies.
     
  5. stuff_web

    stuff_web New Member

    it SHOULD work with recent versions of Winamp...

    1st .. this is my 1st time on this site, 2nd sorry for replying 3 years later .. :)

    I haven't tried it yet... but in the most recent version of Winamp (as of June 29th 2012), in the DSP settings in Winamp, there can be 5 simultaneous different outputs, I therefore suppose 5 different connections to 5 different servers. if you therefore put settings for Shoutcast in one and Icecast in the other, then all should be fine.
    and if you stick to the audio source as MIC / LINE IN, and use a separate computer and / or an external mixer for playing live music and DJing, there would be NO need to worry about choosing between Shoutcast and Icecast, AND no need to worry about switching between the auto-DJ and live DJing :)
    Please reply if there are any questions :)
     
  6. stuff_web

    stuff_web New Member

    it SHOULD work with recent versions of Winamp

    If you have the money, why not broadcast on both Icecast AND Shoutcast, and NOT worry about switching between auto-DJ and live DJing?

    I haven't tried it yet... but in the most recent version of Winamp (as of June 29th 2012), in the DSP settings in Winamp, there can be 5 simultaneous different outputs, I therefore suppose 5 different connections to 5 different servers. if you therefore put settings for Shoutcast in one and Icecast in the other, then all should be fine.
    and if you stick to the audio source as MIC / LINE IN, and use a separate computer and / or an external mixer for playing live music and DJing, there would be NO need to worry about choosing between Shoutcast and Icecast, AND no need to worry about switching between the auto-DJ and live DJing ..
    2nd hand and cheap computers are widely available online either on Gumtree for the UK and Craigslist in Canada and the US, or eBay
    Please reply if there are any questions :)
     
  7. Danny Kurioz Pedder

    Danny Kurioz Pedder New Member

    I have output to 2 shoutcast servers before and all went well ! bear in mind when using icecast you have moint points so the setup wont be as easy as it looks.

    also you need a constant fast broadband connection to keeps both servers going with no problems , the more bandwith used the faster the connection needs to be.

    It would be easier to use two pc's - 1 running the shoutcast server and 1 running the icecast server at least if there was problems on one connection you still have the other

    external mixer with 2 outputs - 1 to each pc
     
  8. You can do that. You want to set up the shoutcast server to be the one you stream to, and the Icecast to be the relay if your considering going this option.

    The nice thing about SC2 is it will handle multiple streams, so you can actually stream to that, get the benifits Album art and SC YP, and then relay off of IC2 for AAC+ flash output. You can also set up the IC2 server to be dedi on that box, which will give you the option of port 80 streaming without the work around of Creating a seperate instance of Appache every time you want to stream port 80, killing its RAM. But it still maintains security.

    It just has to be installed manually, because WHM wont play with a SC/IC server set up on port 80, and treats it as an attack every time its set up.

    Also another viable option is setting up a transcoder, like Oddsock's old transcoder or SC_trans v2, then you stream in MP3, and everything gets transcoded down on the server. one stream up, multiple streams in different codecs out.

    Just a thought.
     
  9. Wayne Richards

    Wayne Richards New Member

    try 7

    have you tried windows 7 it runs all of my programmes inc sam 4 virtual dj all fine




     
  10. AaronG97

    AaronG97 New Member

    I use Icecast, it makes it a lot easier because you don't have to turn the Auto DJ off and try and time it correctly. But yeah, as someone said previously, you don't get the added bonus of being listed on Shoutcast.com
     
  11. Mike Slick Smith

    Mike Slick Smith New Member

    Icecast

    I am a bigt supporter of icecast

    not only is it free, but it has just as much functionality if not more, then the shoutcast or any other server out there
     
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  12. Yimago

    Yimago New Member

    If I plan to use AutoDJ only (no live), which would you recommend then? Thanks!
     
  13. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Hi Yimago,

    Thanks for your interest in our services.

    Well you could use either really just for the AutoDJ. But perhaps a Shoutcast server would be better as you will also get listed on the www.shoutcast.com directories as well as our own.
     

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