[Icecast] Shoutcast Compatibility

Jonathan Mosen jmosen at mosen.org
Sat Jan 1 15:07:58 PST 2005

Hi all, I have been Shoutcasting for six years now but am looking at using
an Icecast server because of its active and ongoing development.

I have broadcasters who use Shoutcast-compatible tools so the Shoutcast
compatibility is important to me. I downloaded the latest version of Icecast
and used the supplied configuration file for Shoutcast compatibility as a

I can in fact connect using the Sam Encoder in Shoutcast mode just fine to
the server, however, when anyone attempts to connect to the server using the
Shoutcast DSP plug-in, they eventually get connected to the server but
quickly get dropped with the message "connection to remote server lost".

The server is on port 9000. I've specified an arbitrary mount point name,
set a listen port at 9000 and another at 9001 which has the ShoutcastCompat
flag on.

Does anyone have any ideas? I would be happy to supply the xml file with
garbage passwords if anyone has the time to take a look.

Thanks in advance.

Jonathan Mosen
mailto:jonathan at mosen.org
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