Streaming Software

What do I need to stream in Second Life?

There are a number of options, depending on what you are going to stream (live performance, pre-recorded etc.) and the type of computer you use (Mac, Windows, Linux or iOS).  For help on setting up your software to connect to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream see the Getting Started section under the Support menu.


As a DJ you may already use a library tool such as iTunes or Winamp to manage your music collection, these can be connected by a streaming application or, in the case of Winamp, a plug-in that connects directly to SHOUTcast.

If using iTunes or another DJ/Library application that does not have a SHOUTcast connection facility you should choose a broadcasting app such as butt, SAM Cast or Nicecast, these apps send your output to the SHOUTcast server for you.

DJ/Library applications, such as SAM Broadcaster, Mixxx, iBroadcast and Virtual DJ have a SHOUTcast broadcast facility built right in to the app making streaming a breeze.

Setup information for these apps can be found in our online (under the support menu above) or downloadable guide. You will find links to the software solutions on this page. Traditional vinyl DJs will need an audio interface (USB/Firewire or Expansion Card) between mixed output and computer. Live mixing digital DJs may like to use a DJ control surface for “spinning” digital content

As a musician the chances are you will have some kind of basic home recording setup with your computer, recent Macs for example will have a copy of GarageBand.It may be you have a USB mixer or other sound input device/audio interface too. In this case you will simply need a broadcast app to capture the output/mix and send it to the SHOUTcast server. For live music we recommend butt, Nicecast or SAM Cast.

Speakers, Comedians, Poets, Presenters, Educators etc.  As with live music applications you may wish to have some form of software for providing vocal effects etc. Or you may capture your voice via your computer microphone directly and send the output to your SHOUTcast stream using butt, SAM Cast or Nicecast.

Software For Streaming

The following is a guide to apps we have used and tested successfully with our SHOUTcast and Icecast streams, it is not an exhaustive list, however as we become aware of new apps and platforms (Android coming soon) we will add links here and place information in our setup guides.

Second Streaming has no links or affiliations with the listed software providers, links are provided for informational purposes only, support for learning and using these applications, updates and bug fixing is provided directly by the software author or their associated user communities.


Microsoft Windows

BUTT – Broadcast Using This Tool

This is an open source tool for routing your sound output or mixed feed to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: Free License: Opensource
Link: http://butt.sourceforge.net


 

Mixxx

This is an open source application for DJs allowing for library management and direct broadcasting to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: Free License: Opensource
Link: http://mixxx.org


 

SAM Cast

A commercial application provided by Spacial Audio for broadcasting your audio signal or mixed feed directly to your SHOUTcast stream. This app has replaced SimpleCast.
Price: From $99.00 USD License: Commercial
Link: http://spacial.com/sam-cast


 

SAM Broadcaster

A commercial application provided by Spacial Audio for DJs and Radio Stations, providing music library management, live mixing with voice over, automated playlists and more. SAM Broadcaster also provides direct broadcasting to your SHOUTcast stream.
Price: From $199.00 USD License: Commercial
Link: http://spacial.com/sam-broadcaster


 

Virtual DJ

A commercial application for DJs and radio stations with music library management, live mixing, playlist management and mixed feeds with direct broadcasting to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: From Free License: Commercial
Link: http://virtualdj.com


 

Winamp

A commercial application provided by Nullsoft, the creators of SHOUTcast for DJs and Personal users featuring music library and playlist management. A free DSP plug-in is required to broadcast to your SHOUTcast stream.
Price: From Free License: Commercial
Link: http://winamp.com SHOUTcast DSP Plug-in for Winamp: http://www.shoutcast.com/broadcast-tools

Mac OS

BUTT – Broadcast Using This Tool

This is an open source tool for routing your sound output or mixed feed to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: Free License: Opensource
Link: http://butt.sourceforge.net


 

Mixxx

This is an open source application for DJs allowing for library management and direct broadcasting to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: Free License: Opensource
Link: http://mixxx.org


 

Nicecast

This is an application provided by Rogue Amoeba which allows you to broadcast audio feed or mixed feeds from your favourite MacOS applications; iTunes, GarageBand, Logic etc. to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: $59.00 USD License: Commercial
Link: http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast


 

Virtual DJ

A commercial application for DJs and radio stations with music library management, live mixing, playlist management and mixed feeds with direct broadcasting to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: From Free License: Commercial
Link: http://virtualdj.com


iOS

iBroadcast For iPad

This is a commercial app, available on Apple’s AppStore for iPad (2 or better) or iPad mini. iBroadcast is aimed at DJs and Radio Stations wishing to broadcast from their iPad via wifi or wireless connection and provides playlist management, basic 2 deck mixing and voiceover using iPad’s built-in microphone or a compatible external microphone with broadcasting directly to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: $27.99 USD License: Commercial
Link: http://ibroadcast.anthonymyatt.net


Linux

BUTT – Broadcast Using This Tool

This is an open source tool for routing your sound output or mixed feed to your SHOUTcast or Icecast stream.
Price: Free License: Opensource
Link: http://butt.sourceforge.net

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