the xiph open source community

Icecast is free server software for streaming multimedia.


Mailing List

The Icecast Mailing Lists (and their archives) are one of the first places to check for questions that may have been answered in the past.

We have two mailing lists devoted to Icecast:

To sign up for each this mailing list, simply send an e-mail to or and include the text subscribe in the message.

Then simply follow the directions from there.

More details as well as access to the web-accessible archives of the mailing lists can be found here (for the icecast list) and here (for the icecast-dev list).

Contact Information


IRC is potentially the fastest way to get an answer, if you’re lucky. Our official channel is #icecast on (Webchat).


The official ways to report bugs are to send a message to the icecast-dev mailing list, submit a bug report to or alternately go to the #icecast IRC channel. Please submit this information in one of these ways.


Email the webmaster if you notice a broken link, outdated or inaccurate information, or another flaw on For questions, use the mailing list above.