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Icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia.


Icecast Current Release (2.4.0)

Windows Binary Packages

The latest Windows binary release can be downloaded here:

Linux/Unix Binary Packages

Most current Linux and Unix distributions provide either prebuilt binary packages or a way to build your own package of Icecast.
This is the preferred way to install Icecast, as distribution packaging is tuned to make Icecast fit well into your system. In most cases packaging will also provide necessary scripts/files to make Icecast start as a service on boot.
For details please refer to the package repository section of your distribution’s fine manual.

Hints that you might find useful:

Source Packages

The source releases (for all platforms) can be downloaded here: icecast-2.4.0.tar.gz

Older Releases

Older releases can be found here

Source Clients

In addition to Icecast, you will most likely need to download a source client for creating the actual stream. We suggest that you download one from our third-party applications page.

Icecast Library/Language Bindings

Library Description Download
libshout Library which can be used to write a source client like ices Latest: 2.3.1 (tar.gz)
shout-python Python bindings for libshout 2 Latest: 0.2.1 (tar.gz)
shout-perl Perl bindings for libshout 2 Latest: 2.1 (tar.gz)
ruby-shout Ruby bindings for libshout 2 Github Repo
ocaml-shout OCaml bindings for libshout2 Releases
shoutpy shoutpy uses Boost.Python to expose libshout 2 to Python, through a separately usable C++ wrapper Bitbucket Repo