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Old 13th December 2010, 16:30   #1
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SHOUTcast Transcoder 2 Beta (Build 40) 12/14/2010

Presenting the latest BETA drop of the SHOUTcast Transcoder for broadcasters, developers and testers. This build is our latest GM release candidate and introduces new features as listed in the “Changes” section below, as well as addresses bugs reported in the previous BETA builds.

This BETA release is now available for the following platforms:
  • Windows (32-bit and 64-bit (*) versions) (Windows 2000 not currently supported - this may be permanent)
  • Linux
  • Mac OS X (Intel)
  • BSD 8.x (*)
* These are newly supported versions of the transcoder as of this release.


A brand new version of the SHOUTcast Transcoder is almost here! We are crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s to bring you the best SHOUTcast broadcaster tools. Please check back on Friday July 8 2011 for the latest SHOUTcast Transcoder or check out the new DSP below. We thank you for your patience.

  • Now ships in BSD 8.x and Windows 64-bit
  • Fixed locale issues preventing sc_trans from loading without changing the machine's locale (non-Windows issue)
  • Added support for 'include' when processing the configuration files (equivalent of the version in sc_serv)
  • Massive documentation update with full configurations details, example configurations and getting started guide
  • Playlist no longer requires a new line at the end of it for single entry playlists
  • Changed config handling to close sc_trans if not set / missing / invalid
  • Changed the <soon> metadata field to return the next item in the playlist instead of the last lookup entry as seems to be the case - should now report the correct song
  • On Windows 'Ctrl + Break' is now handled as a valid quit command instead of just having the running instance close immediately
  • Added description for the Windows service so it's clearer the service is ours
  • Changed VUimage defaults to be PNG instead of JPG (official distribution now ships with size optimised PNG versions of the images)
  • Minor log message changes to sort of standardise the message style
  • Upgraded libraries to use expat-2.0.1, libogg-1.2.1, libvorbis-1.3.2, vorbis_tools-1.4.0

Getting Started

If you already have a running instance of the transcoder then there should not be any issues with replacing your current version with this new version.

If this is a new install then make sure to read through the information in the 'docs' folder along with the example configuration files provided in this new version which should make it easier to get started.

Reporting Issues

If you do come across an issue with the transcoder, then please do post in this thread with as much information as possible about what you're doing at the time, the system you are using and anything else which will make it easier to understand what is or isn't going on with your install.

Additional Information

Windows versions of the transcoder are built with a dependency against the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package. If sc_trans is unable to start due to a dependency issue then you will need to install the correct version of the package so it can run which depends on the version of sc_trans you are attempting to run:

32-bit -
64-bit -

This new version has been tested on a number of current Linux versions (Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS) so should hopefully run on other versions as well and without any dependency or locale related issues (as affected prior versions).

Discussion about the previous version of the transcoder can be found here -> SHOUTcast Transcoder 2 (Build 39)

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