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Icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia.

Icecast 2.3.3 Docs — Introduction

Please note: This doc is for an older Icecast version, you can find the latest doc here.

What is 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 supports open standards for commuincation and interaction.

There are two major parts to most streaming media servers: the component providing the content (what we call source clients) and the component which is responsible for serving that content to listeners (this is the function of icecast).

What platforms are supported?

Currently the following Unix platforms are supported:

Currently the following Windows platforms are supported:

Where do I go for questions?

There are many ways to contact the icecast development team

Best Ways:

Alternate Ways: