Streaming media server
Icecast is a streaming media server which currently supports WebM and Ogg streaming including the Opus, Vorbis and Theora codecs. Also Icecast can handle other streams like MP3/AAC/NSV in legacy mode, but this is not officially supported.
It can be used to create an Internet radio station or a privately running jukebox and many things in between. It is very versatile in that new formats can be added relatively easily and supports open standards for communication and interaction.
Icecast was first released in 1999 as an alternative to proprietary and patent-encumbered streaming audio technologies of the day, which included both RealAudio and Shoutcast. Later, Icecast 2 brought improved metadata support, compatibility with Shoutcast clients, and more advanced configuration options, which were features that lead to widespread adoption in the internet radio community.
DocumentationLatest documentation available at https://icecast.org/docs/icecast-latest
- IRC general channel
released on 1 November 2018
git clone --recursive https://git.xiph.org/icecast-server.git
19 March 2001
Leaders and contributors
|Thomas B. Rücker|
Resources and communication
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://www.icecast.org/svn.php|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 15 March 2020.
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