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Icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia.

About Icecast 2

Icecast is a streaming media (audio/video) server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3 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 supports open standards for communication and interaction.

Icecast is distributed under the GNU GPL, version 2.

Latest News

Icecast Release 2.5 beta2

We are pleased to announce Icecast 2.5 beta2 ( This is a beta release and not recommended for production use.


New features


Known issues

Posted May 19, 2018 by ePiratPermalink

New GPG key for Xiph repo

PSA: The GPG signing key for the official package repositories on the openSuse Open Build Service has changed:

pub   rsa2048 2017-11-21 [SC] [expires: 2020-01-30]
uid           multimedia OBS Project <>

The old key was DSA1024 and didn’t allow SHA256 signatures, only SHA1, which are being phased out right now. So to avoid future problems we approached the maintainer for the whole multimedia project to replace its signing key. This has now taken place and the multimedia:xiph subproject has rebuilt its repositories to have all of them signed by the new key.

We also host an independent copy of the public key for your convenience:

Posted Nov 21, 2017 by ePiratPermalink

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