Projects / icecast


Icecast is a streaming media server which currently supports Ogg Vorbis and MP3 audio streams. It can be used to create an Internet radio station or a privately running jukebox and many things in between. It is very versatile in that new formats can be added relatively easily, and it supports open standards for communication and interaction.


Recent releases

  •  02 Jun 2008 06:36

    Release Notes: Various new features were added and a number of bugfixes were included. This is a recommended update.

    •  30 Nov 2005 18:54

      No changes have been submitted for this release.

      •  24 Sep 2005 07:37

        Release Notes: Streaming support was added for Ogg Speex, Ogg FLAC, and Ogg MIDI. Intro files are now also supported. A new URL listener authenticator was implemented, and the HTPasswd authenticator now uses in-memory structures. On-demand files can now be fed through an authenticator. The admin/web XSLT interface was updated. The server can now be installed as a Win32 service.

        •  05 Nov 2004 03:21

          Release Notes: This version featuers listener authentication, multi-level fallbacks, burst-on-connect, updates to the admin interface, a rewrite of the YP listing code, and lots of bugfixes.

          •  08 Jan 2004 16:20

            Release Notes: The codebase was completely rewritten from 1.x, resulting in high efficiency and low memory usage. New media types (Ogg Vorbis) were added, as well as a framework to add new media types more easily. Icecast still supports MP3 streaming (including shoutcast-style metadata). A Web-based administration interface was added. Listing is supported in stream directories. A new relay system was implemented. Stability has been tested very thoroughly. Many other features were added.


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