Best Radio Broadcasting Software – Audio Streaming

Radio Broadcasting Software

A list of a few Radio Broadcasting Software that can be use to create your Internet Radio Station and are compatible with shoutcast and icecast systems.

If you know about any other software compatible with shoutcast and icecast please let us know Contact Us.

Winamp with the Nullsoft SHOUTcast Source plugin

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No, can be ran with Wine
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Nullsoft
  • Website: http://www.winamp.com/

Winamp is developed by Nullsoft, the same people who develop SHOUTcast itself. We recommends Winamp if you are new to internet net radio streaming.

Winamp with the Edcast Source plugin for Icecast

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Oddsock

SAM Broadcaster (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $299.00
  • Demo: Yes, 14 days.
  • Developer: SpacialAudio
  • Website: http://spacial.com/sam-broadcaster

Advanced radio automation software aimed towards professional internet radio station broadcasters.

SAM Cast (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $199.00
  • Demo: Yes, 14 days.
  • Developer: SpacialAudio
  • Website: http://spacial.com/sam-cast

SAM Cast allows you to connect to your SHOUTcast server and stream from your microphone, soundcard or line in.

StationPlaylist Studio (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Standard $109/ €84 – Pro $239/ €185
  • Demo: Yes, lasts for 6 hours, terminates then allows for a further 6 hours.
  • Developer: StationPlaylist
  • Website: http://www.stationplaylist.com/studio.html

StationPlaylist Studio features general automation playback and live assistance tools for DJs.

StationPlaylist Creator  (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Lite $49/ €38 – Standard $109/ €84 – Pro $239/ €185
  • Demo: Yes, lasts for 6 hours, terminates then allows for a further 6 hours.
  • Developer: StationPlaylist
  • Website: http://www.stationplaylist.com/creator.html

StationPlaylist Creator is music and spot scheduling software. It is used to design your station format using rotations of music categories and spot groups (jingles, ads, etc).

Nicecast  (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Single user $40 – 5 users $69
  • Demo: Yes, noise is overlaid on all broadcasts longer than 60 minutes.
  • Developer: Rogue Amoeba
  • Website: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/

Streams a mix audio from your microphone and optionally another media player like iTunes.

Butt – broadcast using this tool (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: Yes
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Daniel Noethen
  • Website: http://butt.sourceforge.net/

Zarastudio (Automation Software)

  • Runs on Windows: yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free Vesion & Full Version: One license: $200.58/€165
  • Developer: Kero Systems S.L.
  • Website: http://www.zarastudio.es/en/

Is ZaraStudio designed to broadcast an Internet station?
ZaraStudio is not a program designed for that purpose, but it is a program that automates audio playback. Anyway, it can be used along with other programs to broadcast an Internet station. Some of those programs are OddCast or WinAmp with the Shoutcast plugin.

Virtual DJ Software (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: You can now download VirtualDJ Home for FREE.
    VirtualDJ Home is free for non-commercial use. For commercial use, you will need to buy a commercial license.
  • Developer: Atomix Productions
  • Website: http://www.virtualdj.com/

Nextkast (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $99 standard / $199 Pro
  • Developer: Winston Potgieter
  • Website: http://www.nextkast.com/

LadioCast (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Yosirou Sawayanagi
  • Website: LadioCast

RadioDJ (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
    Q: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming are available in RadioDJ?
    A: Not directly. However, you can use third-party encoder plugins to stream to your shoutcast/icecast server, such as ALTACAST.
  • Developer: RadioDJ
  • Website: http://www.radiodj.ro/

Megaseg (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price:  $99 standard / $199 Pro
  • Developer: Fidelity Media, Inc.
  • Website: Megaseg

Internet DJ Console (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: Yes
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Open Source
  • Website: Internet DJ Console

PlayIt Live (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
    Q: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming are available in PlayIt Live?
    A: Not directly. Stream to SHOUTcast and Icecast servers via Internet Broadcast plugin.
  • Developer: PlayIt Software
  • Website: PlayIt Live

RadioBOSS (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $119.95
  • Developer: DJSoft.Net
  • Website: RadioBOSS

RadioCaster (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $49.95
  • Developer: DJSoft.Net
  • Website: RadioCaster

DirEttore  (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
    Q: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming are available in DirEttore?
    A: Not directly. However, you can use third-party encoder plugins to stream to your shoutcast/icecast server, such as AltaCast Standalone.
  • Developer: Mixtime
  • Website: DirEttore

Mixxx (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: Yes
  • Price: Free
  • Developer:Mixxx Development Team
  • Website: Mixxx

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