[Icecast-dev] osx and icecast

Geoff Shang geoff at hitsandpieces.net
Mon Nov 29 00:21:00 PST 2004

brian lorraine wrote:

> Here's the siutation. Macamp has now gone bunk and I need to broadcast
> my dj show from my home to a server that has NullSoft shoutcast. The
> dj's normally use winamp's shoutcast plugin to broadcast to the
> shoutcast server.
> Q1) Is ICECAST the program I need to send my signal to another
> sever... or is it IceS that i'm looking for?

Ices would be more along the lines of what you want, but ices 0.4 (which is 
the one that does MP3) doesn't handle live input.  I've heard of something 
called nicecast which can apparently do live shows, but I know absolutely 
nothing about it.  If you just want simple line input, you might try 
darkice (darkice.sourceforge.net) but I'm not sure if it compiles under 

> Q2) If the answer to Q1 is "IceS", can I send my broadcast to a
> nullsoft server. I using icecast as a server is supposedly compatibile
> with winamp/shoutcast clients sending their signal to it... but is the
> reverse true? Can the shoutcast SERVER take a signal from an icecast
> client?

Technically no, since shoutcast and icecast use different protocols.  But 
ices 0.4 supports both protocols, as does darkice.


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