What is Shoutcast?

Shoutcast is a powerful audio streaming solution used for broadcasting live and recorded audio across the net in real time. Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can stream their audio broadcasts live to a global audience.

Shoutcast's underlying technology for audio delivery is MPEG Layer 3, also known as MP3 technology. The Shoutcast system can deliver audio in a live situation, or can deliver audio on-demand for archived broadcasts.

Internet streaming uses a huge amount of bandwidth; the more listeners that are connected, the higher the bandwidth usage. We use very fast servers for Shoutcast hosting, which ensures that we can take care of all of the bandwidth and server resources that are needed to keep your radio stream online - all you need to do is connect to our servers using free and easy to use software.

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