SHOUTcast is Nullsoft's Free Winamp-based distributed streaming audio system. Thousands of broadcasters around the world are waiting for you to tune in and listen.

How do we install shoutcast? 

Generally you dont want to run shoutcast as root as that can be really bad. so we create a shoutcast user:

1.) Login to root

2.) adduser shoutcast

3.) passwd shoutcast 

Now it will ask for a new password set this and remember it.

Now login as the new shoutcast user.

Installing shoutcast:

Lets grab shoutcast from nullsoft:


Lets extract shoutcast:

tar -zxvf shoutcast-1-9-2-linux-glibc6.tar.gz

Lets tidy up the directory:


rm -rf shoutcast-1-9-2-linux-glibc6.tar.gz

mv shoutcast-1-9-2-linux-glibc6 shoutcast

cd shoutcast

How to configure shoutcast?

you are going to want to edit the shoutcast configuration.


pico sc_serv.conf


nano sc_serv.conf

depending on what you have.

Ok lets set some important configureation options. Change these settings in the file:




uncomment AdminPassword and set an admin password.

Now at this point you can go threw the settings and change them to what you want or you can save and start shoutcast and it will work perfectly.

to save crtl+x

How do i start shoutcast?

./sc_serv sc_serv.conf


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