Winamp Broadcast

Posted : admin On 1/3/2022
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  • Winamp for broadcasting is only available for the Windows operating system - Download it here. You will also need the latest DSP plugin, available here.

Select some music files from your computer and they will show in the Winamp media library, then double click on a track for it to play. When you are finished with your live broadcast return to the DSP plugin window and press ‘Disconnect’. At this stage your live broadcast will automatically be terminated and your autoDJ will resume. The DSP is free software which lets you run your SHOUTcast radio station using the Winamp media player. You can play your music and audio files in Winamp and the DSP plugin will send the digital audio directly to a SHOUTcast streaming server for distribution. In my earlier article i wrote about streaming TV over then LAN.The same way you can start your LAN RADIO using winamp and other two small softwares that will help you stream audio at desired bit-rate.

To setup Winamp with ShoutCast you will need to use the DSP plugin which pretty easy stuff. The most common issue these days is just outdated Winamp or DSP plugin software. When ShoutCast is updated, or sc_trans is updated sometimes it will not work properly with older DSP plugins. So always be sure to use the most up to date versions.

You will need the below to setup Winamp with ShoutCast:

Winamp Live Broadcast

(these are the most recent as of Feb 5th 2015):
Download Winamp 5.6.6 or higher from here – (usually you would go to to get it but they were recently sold so the site is being redesigned and all confusing)
Download the DSP plugin for Winamp 5.6.6 or higher here – (this will only work on winamp 5.6 or higher)

1) Install Winamp
2) Install the DSP plugin
3) Open Winamp, and hit CTRL + P
4) Scroll down to plugins
5) click on DSP/Effect
6) On the right side in the box that pops up look for Nullsoft ShoutCast Source DSP 2.3.5 and click on it.
7) Click on configure active plugin (the button at the bottom)
8) Go through each tab putting in the details you wish, and the login information for the ShoutCast server you are connecting to. You may need to create a DJ account in your CastHost streaming dashboard if you have not already done so.

Winamp broadcaster

On the input tab in the settings for the DSP plugin you can either use your soundcard, or Winamp as the input device. This is useful if you don’t want to use Winamp to play the music, or you want to broadcast audio from a video, or you have some other cool way to DJ your music that you want to use but the software doesn’t have a way to stream to a ShoutCast server.

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Just ensure that when you broadcast with your soundcard as the input device that you turn off all system sounds as those will be broadcast as well when you are streaming from the soundcard. Can you imagine having a bunch of people listening to some rocking tunes, and then someone calls your Skype and it starts ringing over the air…it could happen. This is also a good way to take calls on your live broadcast, because the caller will be coming in through your soundcard. Just make sure the ringer is off.

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  • What is the difference between Shoutcast For Business & Shoutcast Server Software ?
    Shoutcast Server Software is a software that is installed on your own network server, while with Shoutcast for business, we host your stations on our servers, all you need to broadcast is an internet access.
    For both these products, you can monetize your radio station and access the Radio Manager Online.
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    It is a comprehensive tool created especially for the Shoutcast Streaming Service that allows you to upload your audio files and build your own schedules easily and professionally. You don’t need to use a server or broadcasting software to broadcast. Get 5Gb for free in every Shoutcast For Business plan.
  • How do I manage the adverts to get money from my station?
    A pair of 2-minute ad breaks can be inserted on your stream at times you decide by adding ”Advert:” tag in a 2min file of your choice in both song title and artist name, or by using our brand new triggering method, fast and easy: silent tone. Click here for more info.
  • What about licensing?
    Shoutcast does not provide any music licensing of any kind to the stations that stream using our software and services, click here for more info.