Differences between Shoutcast and Icecast

Differences between Shoutcast and Icecast


When we decided to create a radio transmitter and to transmit contents of audio by Internet we must make a very important decision since when contracting a Streaming de Audio the system of orders will give the option us of servant Shoutcast or Icecast. It is by that in this article we will speak of the main differences between Shoutcast and Icecast so that it can make a correct decision and is everything a success his new radial project.


First that we must know it is that the quality of audio in a radio transmission online does not depend on the type of servant, since as much as Shoutcast and Icecast they offer the same quality of sound at the time of transmitting his signal by Internet. The quality of the sound will depend on other factors as for example: Card of sound or Vibrates to you (KBPS) used in the configuration of the emission.



Their main advantages are: Handicapped phase angle of transmission of contents (between the emitting computer and the final listener), where Icecast is of 3 Seconds its phase angle, whereas a servant formed with Shoutcast owns 15 seconds approximately. In addition Icecast allows to emit live and Autodj at the same time, supports formats: Mp3, AAC, AAC+, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora and NSV.



Their main advantages are: Configuration simplified at the time of emitting live (Easy to form), allows the reading of name of song or artist to be shown in a reproductive Web. Shoutcast allows to transmit live or Autodj in independent form and the compatible radio transmitters with this servant is incorporated automatically a world-wide directory allowing to obtain more auditors worldwide. It supports formats: Mp3, AAC, AAC+ and NSV


We invited it to know our plans streaming audio and choosing servant Shoutcast or Icecast according to its needs:



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