View Full Version : [all variants] BroadWave vs. IceCast vs. ShoutCast vs. Firefly

December 9th, 2009, 05:50 PM
A friend wants to set up his own Internet radio station with live talk, music, etc. I just started to look around and notice there's quite a few options.

I'm trying to make an educated selection, but I'm unsure what I should look for. Should I make sure that it can stream out to the Internet? Does that mean http or is there something else? Should I make sure I can create files for iPod? Are certain ones capable of automation so the station can run unattended? Am I now into the realm of proprietary software?

Any and all suggestions greatly appreciated!