[Icecast] Shoutcast directory listing?

Leo Currie leo.currie at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 07:48:00 PST 2012

I think the message is pretty clear: The Shoutcast directory only lists
Shoutcast servers.

However, it would seem logical that if a Shoutcast server was setup to
relay an Icecast server (i.e. the Shoutcast source is an Icecast server)
then it would still be listed in the Shoutcast directory as normal.
I would assume that the goal of this kind of setup would be to gain a wider
However, it should be understood that any listeners arriving from the
Shoutcast directory would connect to the Shoutcast server, not the Icecast

I've never tried this, but assuming you have a working Icecast server, I
imagine the steps to getting the Shoutcast relay working would be:
1) Setup a Shoutcast server
2) Setup the default Shoutcast source client (Winamp?)
3) Test that the server works with a Shoutcast listener client (Winamp
4) Test that the server is then being listed in the public Shoutcast

Once you've done that, then you could switch over and use Icecast as a
5) Configure Icecast to provide the correct content when Shoutcast requests
a stream (that's the <alias> directive stuff)
6) Reconfigure Shoutcast to relay Icecast
7) Repeat step 3 & 4.

I'm not sure if others agree, but 'on-topic' for this list would just be
step (5) above.
The rest of the steps would probably be better answered on the Shoutcast
forums, but you might find others on this list with more experience who can
add something.


On 29 February 2012 16:48, Romain Beauxis <toots at rastageeks.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> 2012/2/29 Tom Swirly <tom at swirly.com>:
> > On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM, Raymond Lutz <raylutz at cognisys.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> This is absolutely not "off-topic" and if this list will not support
> this
> >> VERY IMPORTANT discussion, then I will be happy to host the discussion
> on a
> >> different list for those who are interested. I have been trying to solve
> >> this for some time. Much of the problem so far has been Shoutcast
> internal
> >> problems (on their site) which I assume are cleared up now. My current
> >> assumption is it will be necessary to establish a second shoutcast
> server
> >> just to get in their directory.
> >
> >
> > Generally this list has been extremely accepting of sincere questions
> > relating to internet radio!
> >
> > My theory is simply that no one knows the answer, not that people are
> > believing the question is off-topic.
> I do not believe that this is off-topic at all. However, I personally
> do not wish to support shoutcast YP technology, even though I
> understand the importance of being listed there.
> Romain
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