SHOUTcast vs. ICEcast

ShoutCast and IceCast are both streaming server applications.  Unless you're doing anything really exotic, ShoutCast and IceCast essentially serve the same purpose.

IceCast offers a few more advanced features and is open-source software, but it's usually harder to install unless your Linux distribution offers a pre-built IceCast package.

ShoutCast is much easier to install (as it's self-contained in a single binary file), but it's proprietary and closed-source. 

Both products are typically very stable and reliable, offer similar core feature sets, and are widely used by many high-traffic streaming radio stations.

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