Frequently Asked Questions

What is SHOUTcast?

SHOUTcast is a software designed to allow broadcasters to deliver media across the Internet from their home pc(WIndows or Mac) directly to the listeners media player. SHOUTcast is most likely the most compatible webcasting format. It is supported by all major media players such as Windows Media Player, Itunes, Winamp, QuickTime and RealPlayer. There are also many mobile applications available that will allow your listeners to tune in cellphones, tablet pcs and other mobile devices.

What is Icecast?

Icecast is very similar to SHOUTcast because it too is a streaming media server which delivers media from the broadcaster to the listener via the Internet. Icecast however supports both Ogg Vorbis and MP3 audio streaming. It is also set up with multiple mount points(/live, /autodj and /stream) which enables a seamless transition between live broadcasts and your Auto DJ.


What Version of SHOUTcast do you run?

Versions 1 & 2


What kind of machine do you run your servers on?

Our server specs are:

Processor: Intel Xeon E5520
Cores: Dual Octa (8)
RAM: 24 GB DDR 3
Network Speed: 1Gbps
Location: Kansas City, MO USA


What bit-rate can I run?

You can run your stream up to 320kbps. Though keep in mind that this can saturate your bandwidth if you are on a WiFi connection or have a low upload speed. We recommend a bit-rate of 128kbps to 256kbps.

 

What is Auto DJ?

Auto DJ is a Source or Content Delivery System for SHOUTcast & ICEcast servers. It allows you to keep your server online 24/7 without having to run a source (eg Winamp or SAM Broadcaster) from your computer

 

Stream is currently up but requires registration in the SHOUTcast Directory.
Find the tutorial for fixing this issue here.

 

Tutorials

NOTE: Some of these tutorials were aquired through outside sources and as such may not reflect the
current version of each broadcaster or match perfectly to the newest version of WHMSonic/CentovaCast.
These are meant as a helpfull guide only. We do not offer full support for setting up your broadcaster
but we will TRY to help.
Links to each of the tutorials we have aquired or set up for you found here.