What is Icecast.org?
Icecast.org, the project, is a collection of programs and libraries for streaming audio over the Internet. This includes:
- Icecast, a program that streams audio data to listeners
- libshout, a library for communicating with Icecast servers
- IceS, a program that sends audio data to Icecast servers
What is Icecast, the program?
Icecast streams audio (and video) to listeners/viewers, and is compatible with Nullsoft’s Shoutcast.
What is libshout?
libshout is a library for communicating with and sending data to an Icecast server. It handles the socket connection, the timing of the data, and prevents bad data from getting to the Icecast server.
What is IceS?
IceS is a program that sends audio data to an icecast server to broadcast to clients. IceS can either read audio data from disk, such as from Ogg Vorbis files, or sample live audio from a sound card and encode it on the fly.