What Is SHOUTcast?
SHOUTcast is defined as the proprietary streaming server
SHOUTcast was originally developed by NullSoft but now it is managed by America Online. SHOUTcast is an industry standard platform which is used by thousands of radio stations around the world. SHOUTcast has wide compatibility and thus one can listen with most players and operating systems. SHOUTcast is often used for the distribution of MP3 streams to various internet radios with popular media players like Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, Realplayer, XMMS and many more.
Some of the advanced features of SHOUTcast include TTSL Reporting, Geo (Country) Location with Maps, Port 80 Streaming, Flash Players and Historical Listeners Graph Reporting. SHOUTcast is incredibly simple to use and one can use even the free software to broadcast which in turn can be installed on any internet connected Windows computer.