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Icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia.

About Icecast 2

Icecast is a streaming media (audio/video) server which currently supports Ogg (Vorbis and Theora), Opus, WebM and MP3 streams.
It can be used to create an Internet radio station or a privately running jukebox and many things in between. It is very versatile in that new formats can be added relatively easily and supports open standards for communication and interaction.

Icecast is distributed under the GNU GPL, version 2.

Latest News

Icecast Release 2.4.4

We released a new version of Icecast. It is a security release and we recommend to update all Icecast installations of versions below 2.4.4 to it.

A summary of the changes is listed below, for details please refer to the ChangeLog

The package repositories have been updated already. Most distributions should start shipping updated Icecast versions soon.

All issues have been also addressed in our development master branch. We plan to ship a 2.5 beta 3 in the near future.



Posted Oct 31, 2018 by tbrPermalink

Icecast Release 2.5 beta2

We are pleased to announce Icecast 2.5 beta2 ( This is a beta release and not recommended for production use.


New features


Known issues

Posted May 19, 2018 by ePiratPermalink

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