What is Shoutcast v2?

SHOUTcast v2 is newest version of the SHOUTcast cross-platform proprietary software used for streaming media accross the Internet. Nullsoft has updated SHOUTcast to SHOUTcast v2 to allow enhanced features and access to the new YP2 system. It is still supported by all major media players such as Windows Media Player, Itunes, Winamp, QuickTime and RealPlayer. There are also many mobile applications available that will allow your listeners to tune in from cellphones, tablet PCs and other mobile devices. It is not required for the listener to make any changes to listen to SHOUTcast v2 servers. They can still connect using the same devices they used to connect to SHOUTcast v1 servers.

Shoutcast v2 Features

  • Serving multiple streams from a single server instance
  • Relaying multiple streams from a single server instance
  • Multiplexing all server activity through a single IP port
  • SHOUTcast 2 wire protocol support for sources, relays and clients
  • Repackaging of SHOUTcast 1 and SHOUTcast 2 data as needed for connected clients
  • YP2 infrastructure support
  • Real-time metadata and statistic reporting
  • Static station id support
  • In-stream metadata in standardised xml files
  • UTF-8 and international character encoding
  • Improved server and stream security

What is Centova Cast v3?

Custom integration into any website is easy with the premade widgets that come with every Centova Cast v3 SHOUTcast v2 Server. Centova Cast v3 server widgets can be copied and pasted into a website with very little coding knowledge. This page is just a few examples of how the Centova Cast v3 Code Snippets can be integrated into your website.

If you would prefer not to do any coding Centova Cast v3 SHOUTcast v2 Servers also come with a premade Streaming Server Start Page. You can see the one for this demo account here: Centova Cast v3 Shoutcast v2 Streaming Server Start Page

The Centova Cast v3 Control Panel now gives you the ability to set up multiple staff member and DJ accounts. This allows you to set up individual staff and DJ accounts with unique username and passwords. You may now control which areas they have access to inside of the Centova Cast v3 Control Panel. There are different levels of access you can grant to your staff; Start and stop the Auto DJ, Start and stop the stream, Manage playlist settings, Access Media Library, Manage media files, Veiw statistics, View listeners and View logs.

With the addition of Shoutcast v2, Centova Cast also added the ability to transition from the Centova Cast Auto DJ to a live source seamlessly. Your DJs will not need to shut down the Centova Cast Auto DJ to broadcast your live shows. We have set up a demo account for you to test out. The login information is located to the right. .


DJ Account Demo

Use the information below if you would like to try out the DJ account functions of CentovaCast v3. This account has limited access to the CentovaCast v3 Control Panel. You will have access to View Listeners and View Statistics.

DJ username: demo2
DJ password: demo
link: Centova Cast v3 Demo Server

Live Source Connections

Use the information below if you would like to try out the Live Source connections of our demo account.

Server hostname:
Maximum Bit rate: 96

SHOUTcast v2 source connections:
Server type: SHOUTcast v2
Server port: 8178
Username: demo2
Password: demo

SHOUTcast v1 source connections:
Server type:SHOUTcast v1
Server port: 8176
Password: demo2:demo

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