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Old 7th May 2017, 05:51   #1
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This is adumb question, but can shoutcast be used as a general internet radio server?

I understand that Shoutcast is used to stream your playback in the Winamp player, but can you curate music server-side and use it as a general internet radio server independent of Winamp?

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Old 7th May 2017, 17:34   #2
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short answer, yes.

however the SHOUTcast DNAS "server" needs a source encoder app. usually, this is WinAMP... as a source, WinAMP can do much more than play mp3s in a playlist... in soundcard mode, it can encode and broadcast anything you can put to a the line-in on the box running WinAMP. that means anything with a headphone jack or line-out can be broadcast using WinAMP source + the SHOUTcast DNAS server.

the SHOUTcast server by itself, can do/does nothing. you don't necessarily need WinAMP, but you need some app/encoder/transcoder to give the server a purpose. as an audio component, think about the DNAS server like a speaker -- with no input, all you'll ever hear is silence.
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Old 19th May 2017, 02:46   #3
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So I would need to use a Windows server? I'm not sure how I could achieve this on Ubuntu for example.
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Old 19th May 2017, 10:29   #4
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It makes no difference for SHOUTcast. But if you know how to host/manage a linux box, then I would use it.
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