What is Icecast?

Icecast is a comprehensive and robust streaming media project, which was released as free software and is maintained by the prestigious Xiph.org Foundation. The Icecast server program is a critical component of this project, designed to be customizable to cater to the specific needs of the users. The project was initiated in December 1998/January 1999 to offer open-source audio streaming servers to people and organizations who wish to modify or tinker with them. Version 2 was a complete overhaul of the system aimed at multi-format, scalability, and improved functionality. Furthermore, it comes with multiple mount points such as /live, /autodj, and /stream, enabling uninterrupted switching between live broadcasts and Auto DJ music.

What is Centova Cast?

Custom integration into any website is easy with the premade widgets that come with every Centova Cast v3 SHOUTcast v1 Server. Centova Cast v3 server widgets can be copied and pasted into a website with very little coding knowledge.
Centova Cast v3 offers the convenience of a premade Streaming Server Start Page, which may appeal to those who may not be inclined towards coding. You can easily access the start page for this demo account at the following link: http://centova1.forbidenhosting.com:2199/start/shoutv1demo.
Centova Cast v3 Control Panel offers the ability to set up individual staff accounts with their own login credentials. This feature allows you to better manage staff access and control which areas of the Control Panel they can access. The system offers various levels of permission, including the ability to start and stop the Auto DJ, stream, manage playlist settings, access media library, manage media files, and view statistics, listeners, and logs.

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Centova Cast Control Panel

With Centova Cast you can easily manage every aspect of your internet radio station. From adding intro files all the way to adding custom playlists.

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