What is ICEcast?
ICEcast is a streaming server that allows radio stations to effectively broadcast audio online (this is known as webcasting). It is powerful and stable, meaning you can throw all of your internet radio traffic at it without having crashes or other problems. Audio listeners can access the stream through any live MP3 supported media player. ICEcast has mount points meaning and automatically transfers listeners from the Auto DJ to the Live stream and back again without needing to manually turn anything on or off
There are 3 stages to the broadcasting process. You don’t need any complicated or expensive software or hardware at your end either, a simple desktop PC and broadband connection will work fine.