Icecast 2.3.3

Operating systemsOS : Windows 2000,Windows XP/2003/2008
Program licensingSoftware Licensing : Freeware
CreatedCreated : Mar 23, 2010
Size downloadDownload size : 2.5 MBytes
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Icecast 2.3.3 Server Software For Streaming Multimedi...

An Icecast by Jack Moffitt server is capable of streaming content as Vorbis over standard HTTP, Theora over HTTP, MP3 over the protocol used by SHOUTcast, AAC, and NSV over the SHOUTcast protocol. Thus, installing an Icecast 2.3.3 server enables one to broadcast audio and/or video streams on the internet.

The Icecast [icecast2.3.3.exe] server actually distributes your streaming content on the worldwideweb. It does not create the streaming content (or soucre audio or video) itself. For the latter purpose Icecast - 2.5MB uses external programs, so-called " source clients" , to originate the streams, e. g. the Icecast 2.3.3 project includes a source client program known as IceS. Another example of a source client is IDJC (see below).

The source runs typically in the place where the audio is generated (e. g. a studio) and the Icecast server in a place where a lot of bandwidth is available (e. g. , a colocation). However as a Pardus Linux user one can easily setup an Icecast server at home, just like other servers such as the Apache webserver. In case a lot of upload bandwidth is available at home (e. g. glass-fiber internet connection) multiple listeners can listen to your broadcasted stream by visiting your home based Icecast server using standard media players. Alternatively, when upload bandwidth capacity is limited, one can choose to distribute the icecast stream (still hosted on your private PC) to a broader audience via p2p solutions, in which a listener sends the signal forward to other listeners and maximum number of simultaneous listeners is theoretically unlimited. The disadvantage is that listeners then have to download and install a p2p software package to be able to listen to your stream.

The maximum capacity of your private Icecast server in terms of simultaneuos listeners depends on the upload bandwith of your internetc onnection and the quality of your broadcasted stream (bitrate), a higher quality of your stream consumes more of your availeble bandwidth. There are calculation examples on the web if you Google for this. Roughly the upload bandwidth needs to be at least number of listeners (N) * stream bitrate (Kbps), there is protocol overhead on top of that (say 10% to be safe). For example, an aaverage ADSL internet connection (with limited upload capacity as compared to download capacity) will enable a maximum of only 10 to 15 simultaneous listeners when you broadcast audio with normal quality (say 64 Kbps) if the ADSL upload bandwidth is about 1 MB/s. Remember that the upload capacity on the server side (this is your side) is the downlaod/downstream capacity on the listeners side. The more listeners that extract your audio stream from your server, the less upload bandwith from your side of view remains!

Icecast has similar functionality to the proprietary media server program SHOUTcast, by Nullsoft.

What is new in official Icecast 2.3.3 software version? - Unable to resolve 2.3.3 news. What is expected in the future? Newly-made Icecast 2.4 be downloaded from current page, we also looking forward to unconfirmed 2.5 release build. You may download icecast2_win32_2.3.2_setup.exe directly, estimated download time by ISDN or CDMA [~128 kbit/s] is 0:02:22. Just write the reviews of the Icecast. System requirements are unspecified. Program has been scanned and verified by the several antivirus and anti-spyware applications and Icecast found to be clean. New guides and Icecast tutorials are easy to follow and give you the knowledge to use Icecast 2.3.3 software. The following languages are supported by Icecast: English.

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