If you plan on using your MAC computer than you'll likely want to use the NiceCast broadcaster. This is a simple to use, yet very powerful audio player and broadcaster designed specifically for the MAC. To get started with this option simply follow the below instructions:
1) Download and Install NiceCast
To get started you need to download and install the NiceCast software.
This is conveniently located within the downloads tab on your control panel.
Following these step by step instructions you can have this software installed in just a few minutes.
Browse to the downloads tab of your control panel.
Find NiceCast and download it.
Follow the install instructions for NiceCast
Once the installation is complete move on to the next step
2) Starting Your ShoutCast Server and Configuring NiceCast
Once you've got NiceCast completely installed you simply need to start your server and configure NiceCast to broadcast through it. This is a quick process which will only need to be done once so follow these simple instructions:
Nicecast is a very nice audio streaming tool for the Mac. This app has been made with a lot of attention to detail, and you can tell by simply launching it for the first time. It was designed to allow you to stream music from your Mac to any computer or device with an Internet connection. Nicecast is an easy to use live broadcasting software that works quite well with Mac systems. For example it can hijack audio, which means you can use it with most media players like iTunes to play music and programs like Skype to do live talks with guests. Nicecast 1.8 is now available. The new release of the music broadcasting tool for Mac OS X includes new security features and more. Nicecast is a mac software which gives you the ability to broadcast on the web. We are going to show you how to setup Nicecast with our streaming servers. First you will need to download the software which is free for broadcasting till 60mins after that your stream will be.
Log in to the Caster.FM control panel using the username and password provided to you.
Click the “Start Server” button
Now that your server is online and ready to broadcast you will see a variety of broadcasting settings.
Launch NiceCast and Chose the source of your broadcast
Open the Server window (shortkey: 'cmd + 2') and click on the external drawer.
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Choose “Create New Server” (the plus sign)
Fill out each section as follows:
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Name: Choose a name for your server
Server Type: Icecast 2
Password: The password provided on your control panel
Address: The IP address provided on your control panel
Port: The port provided on your control panel
Mount Point: /listen.mp3
Public URL: (Leave Automatic)
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Click the Start Broadcast button in the broadcast window and you're on the air live!