Broadcaster Tools

Streaming Internet Radio Software for Broadcasters

The links below are a selection of tools to help you set up, automate and enhance your streaming internet radio station. If you have any suggestions for products or services that should be on this page then contact us


Streaming Server Software – run your own server

Shoutcast Streaming Radio (runs using a plug-in for WinAmp popular) – site

VideoLAN – audio and video player that allows MAC OS X to play AAC+ formatted streams (iTunes cannot play AAC+ streams at this time) site

IceCast Streaming Audio (open source) – This is an open-source streaming server that does what ShoutCast does but with less memory and a smaller application footprint. Very stable and a good open source replacement for

Rogue Amoeba Nicecast (streaming iTunes on Mac OSX) – site | tutorial

SteamCast (a drop-in replacement for ShoutCast or IceCast from the team) – site

Jetcast (streaming software easy) – site – a server created by Japanese company Cowon

StreamerP2P (streaming server & client) – site – StreamerP2P has its own server and client what is it?


Alternate DSPs

EdCast reborn Alternate DSP – after went dark this project was picked up – “Edcast (aka Oddcast) was probably the best alternative to shoutcast’s own DSP for sourcing shoutcast DNAS – in fact, many would argue it was superior in many ways. For example, it can also source Icecast natively, not in dumbed down shoutcast emulation mode.”


PHP Server Applications

RadioToolbox.php (1 .PHP file, easy to install MP3 server – FREE) – site | tutorial

Ampache – PHP script to turn your apache installation or web server into a streaming audio server

PHP script to display Now Playing data – an ajax powered script that auto-updates without refreshing the page

Another PHP script to display Now Playing data – similar to above PHP Shoutcast Now Playing script (click to download) Shoutcast 1.x Now Playing PHP Script (15631)

Shoutcast Now Playing to twitter PHP script (click to download) Shoutcast to Twitter Now Playing Connector (3796)


WordPress Plugins

Shoutcast & IceCast Now Playing plugin – display now playing information with this easy to use plugin

Media Buttons plugin – makes adding streams to WordPress an easy task



Server Stat Utilities – a shoutcast stats service to measure your listeners and usage

Radio Toolbox Stats Application – get stats through email, ftp or other ways – easy to use and configure.

Stati – php statistics script hosted on sourceforge 

Shoutcast v2 Radio Stats – php statistics script for Shoutcast server v2 hosted on sourceforge


Radio Station Automation Suites

Internet DJ Console – 2 Audio Channels – Live Microphone – Interfaces with Icecast – Linux only – FREE – softpedia review | how to setup with shoutcast

Xara Radio – Amazing Online Radio tool that shares much of the same functionality of packages costing hundreds of dollars. FREE
english translation

Airtime – Open source radio station automation – site – For linux only – Ubuntu package available. Very robust.

DyneBolic Live CD For Streaming. Just insert this CD in your pc and reboot – you will have a complete system hand-built by just for streaming and audio production. Has a soma module and muse streamer built-in. info and download site


Stream Recorders

streamWriter – record radio shows and songs streamWriter


Know any good utilities, software or scripts we are missing? Please let us know and we will add them.