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How to choose the right server for you.

Choosing the right radio server can be challenging but we can help by telling you the minor differences between SHOUTcast and Icecast.


SHOUTcast v2

  • SHOUTcast v2 works with Liquidsoap or sc_trans v2 AutoDJ which allows automatic transitioning between the AutoDJ and live sources without manual input from your server administrator. When a live source (DJ) is connected, listeners are automatically transitioned between the AutoDJ and the live source and the reverse.
  • SHOUTcast is well known and very widely used by internet radio broadcasters.
  • Control stream rippers by blocking/banning.
  • Live and historical listener statistics.
  • Your station gets listed in the SHOUTcast directory and other internet radio directories as well. To get listed in the SHOUTcast directory and for your server to be public rather than private you’ll need to create an authorization key (Authhash). This change also forces you to choose only one genre and one sub-genre as opposed to the old directory which allowed station owners to select multiple genres.


See our  SHOUTcast Plans


Icecast v2

  • Icecast offers “fallback mount points” which automatically transfer listeners from the AutoDJ to a Live source and back without manual input from your server administrator. When you connect a live source, listeners will hear what the live source is broadcasting. When the live source disconnects listeners will hear what the Autodj was previously playing unless you skip forward before discounting the live source.
  • Your station gets listed in the Icecast directory.
  • Icecast is open source software but still has strong support and is regularly updated.
  • Live and historical listener statistics.
  • Now playing/recently played widgets.
  • No SHOUTcast directory listing.
  • You can’t ban an IP yourself.


See our Icecast Plans

VousCast Media PlatForm stats Information    Real-time listener stats. From the statistics, menu choose historical reports, live listener stats, and server logs including connection errors and DJ(live source) login errors.