Recommended Audio Streaming Software for Your Radio Station

The following is a list of DJ Automation/Encoder software that RadioFX recommends. All of which are compatible with both SHOUTcast and Icecast platforms (the ideal platform to use when choosing a streaming provider).

Free Encoders

(Scroll down for paid encoders.)

RadioDJ

Completely free for Windows. Please note it involves a bit of configuration and installation of 3rd party plugins to get it to stream to your SHOUTcast/Icecast server. Instructions on how to install can be found here: https://help.radio.co/live-broadcasting/windows-pc-software/radiodj


Winamp

With the Nullsoft SHOUTcast Source plugin – free. Recommended if you are new to Internet radio streaming. Runs on Windows. http://www.winamp.com/


MB Recaster

Windows freeware. Good replacement for Winamp, Edcast. http://www.mbradio.it/en/mb-recaster/mb-recaster-free


Free standalone encoder. Runs on Windows. http://www.mediafire.com/file/f5bcpelllt1kfsq/SECaster.zip

Sound Empire Caster


EdCast

The original standalone encoder. Runs on Windows. It’s not supported. Use at your own risk! http://www.mediafire.com/file/zo2577g2x45fs6b/edcast.zip


A:B:J

Designed and built for nonprofit Low Power FM Radio stations. Runs on Windows. http://lpfmstore.com/free-radio-station-automation-software/


LunarCaster

For live broadcasting music. Includes various modules (Jingles, Calendar, Playlists, Events etc.). Runs on Windows. http://www.lunarcaster.com/


Butt

Free multi OS streaming tool. Runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Stream live audio data from your computers Mic or Line input. http://danielnoethen.de/                  



Internet DJ Console


PlayIt Live

Free for Windows. Requires Internet Broadcast plugin (e.g. AltaCast) to stream to SHOUTcast/Icecast servers.


DirEttore

Free for Windows. Requires 3rd party encoder plugins to stream to your SHOUTcast/Icecast server


Mixxx

Free open source for Windows, macOS, and Linux. https://www.mixxx.org/


Paid Encoders

SAM Broadcaster

$299. Industry leader in radio automation software. Aimed towards professional internet radio station broadcasters. Easy to use and very intuitive. Runs on Windows. http://spacial.com/sam-broadcaster


SAM Cast

$199. All in one solution for live streaming.  Runs on Windows. https://spacial.com/sam-cast/


Rocket Broadcaster

Free / $49 Pro.  Our recommended encoder. Rocket captures audio from other applications, including Skype, Spotify, and your automation software, so you can seamlessly mix live interviews with music. https://www.rocketbroadcaster.com/


Pro $239. Features general automation playback and live assistance tools for DJs. http://www.stationplaylist.com/studio.html

StationPlaylist Studio


StationPlaylist Creator

Pro $239. Music and spot scheduling software. It is used to design your station format using rotations of music categories and spot groups (jingles, ads, etc). http://www.stationplaylist.com/creator.html


Zarastudio

$200.58. Not designed for Internet radio streaming, but it is a program that automates audio playback. Can be used along with other programs to broadcast an Internet station. Some of those programs are OddCast or WinAmp plugin.  Virtual DJ http://www.zarastudio.es/en/buy.php#


Virtual DJ

$299 for Commercial use. Free for non-commercial use. For commercial use, you will need to buy a commercial license. Runs on Windows and Mac OS X. https://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html


Nextkast

$99 standard / $199 Pro. Runs on Windows. http://www.nextkast.com/


$99 standard / $199 Pro. Runs on Mac OS X. http://www.megaseg.com/

Megaseg


$119.95. Simple to use, lets you build sophisticated playlists with the professional features. Runs on Windows. https://www.djsoft.net/enu/description_radioboss.htm

RadioBOSS


$49.95. Broadcast any audio that you have on your computer: support for audio capture from any computer input or playback device. Runs on Windows. https://www.djsoft.net/enu/radiocaster_details.htm

RadioCaster