Winamp SHOUTcast DSP Plugin Print

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In this section, we will explain how to broadcast a live audio stream to your Shoutcast 2 station.

Decide your live broadcast software

To perform a live broadcast, you will require software that is capable of connecting and streaming to your Shoutcast 2 server.

For beginners, we recommend starting with Winamp SHOUTcast DSP Plugin.

Connect your live broadcast software

Winamp SHOUTcast DSP Plugin:

Windows: Yes | Mac OS X: No
MP3 Streaming: Yes | AAC Streaming: No
Cost: FREE

Winamp is developed by Nullsoft, the same people who develop SHOUTcast itself. We recommend Winamp if you are new to internet net radio streaming.

  1. Download and install Winamp from
  2. Download and install DSP plugin at
  3. Start Winamp on your PC
  4. Open File -> Preferences

  5. Select “DSP /Effect” menu and then select “Nullsoft SHOUTcast Source DSP”

  6. Select “Encoder” tab and configure bitrate for your stream. Please note that streaming above MP3 128Kbps requires a Shoutcast 2 Premium license from

  7. Configure Live Stream Settings (click image to enlarge) and press Connect

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