Our Prosteam365 Icecast packages are our favourite method for broadcasting to the world! Icecast is the industry standard in web casting and allows you to effectively broadcast audio. If you are planning to use a mix of live programming and AutoDJ for your broadcast
Icecast allows you to effortlessly switch between the two. It does this by the use of Mountpoints. When you start your live broadcast the server senses this and switches your listeners from the AutoDj to your live stream. When the live stream has finished it seamlessly switches back to the AutoDJ. Icecast is stable and powerful so you don’t have to worry about crashes, streaming lock ups or outages.
When you set up your station using Prostream365 Icecast servers your listeners can listen to your stream a number of different ways. They can listen with all the popular media players including iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media, Realplayer, VLC and more. You can add your station details to online radio directories for listeners to find you. Your station can be included in the Icecast radio directory but it doesn’t seem to be quite as popular as Shoutcast. Don’t forget you don’t have to use these online directories, you may just want to tell your listeners how to tune in via Facebook or Twitter for example.
Icecast is very simple to use. You will need to use free software like Winamp to broadcast, which can be installed on any internet connected Windows computer. For Apple and Linux users you can use tools such as Simplecast and SAM Broadcaster, these are more professional and 100% Icecast compatible tools for getting your live stream to our servers!
All of our Icecast packages allow you to add an AutoDJ service allowing you to play content direct from the server 24hours a day by simply uploading your MP3’s. This means when you are not broadcasting live from your home or studio the server will continue to play to your listeners giving your station a real 24 hours a day feel.
All Prostream365 Icecast packages come with Free Instant Setup with no contract and Unlimited Bandwidth. They are controlled and managed by our professional control panel giving you access to these features and more…
- Web Based Control Panel
- Easy Stream Configuration
- Easy AutoDJ Configuration With AJAX Media Library With Drag and Drop Functionality
- 24/7 Live Support
- Statics And Reports
- Intro File & Fallback Files
- Automatic Monitoring & Restarting
- Automatic Station Home Pages
- Playlist Scheduling
- Recent Activity
- Listener Overview
- Listener Countries
- User Agents
- Track Statistics
- Historical Statistics
- Live Listener Statistics
- Music Licensing and Royalties