Install SHOUTcast Server AutoDJ and Live Streaming

Tutorial Install SHOUTcast Server AutoDJ and Live Streaming in Centos 32Bit

This tutorial will guide you on how you can install The SHOUTcast Distributed Network Audio Server (DNAS 2.0) in CentOS 6 32 bit, with the help of which you can use media players, like Winamp to connect to streaming server and broadcast your audio playlists to Internet listeners.

Tested :

[root@radio ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 6.7 (Final)
[root@radio ~]#

1. Install your OS CentOS 6 32 Bit

2. If you've finished installing the OS, login to your server via putty and run this command,

Note : Do not forget to set IP, gateway and DNS your server to be connected to the Internet

3. You need to install nano editor and wget to download file,

[root@radio ~]# yum install wget nano

Before proceeding with the installation of SHOUTcast server, create a local user from which you will run the server, because running the DNAS server from root account can impose serious security issues to your system.

[root@radio ~]# su -
[root@radio ~]# adduser radio
[root@radio ~]# passwd radio
[root@radio ~]# exit
[root@radio ~]# su - radio
[radio@radio ~]$ pwd
4. And then create two directories named download and server, then switch to download folder.
[radio@radio ~]$ mkdir download
[radio@radio ~]$ mkdir server
[radio@radio ~]$ cd download
5. Download and install ShoutCast
[radio@radio ~]$ wget
[radio@radio ~]$ tar xfz sc_serv2_linux_09_09_2014.tar.gz
[radio@radio ~]$ cp sc_serv ../server/
[radio@radio ~]$ cd ../server/
6. After that, create two directories named control and logs and you’re done with the actual installation process.
[radio@radio server]$ mkdir control
[radio@radio server]$ mkdir logs
7. To run and operate the server we need to create a configuration file for SHOUTcast. Open your favorite text editor and create a new file, named sc_serv.conf.
[radio@radio server]$ nano sc_serv.conf
Add the following statements to sc_serv.conf file (example configuration):
adminpassword – Admin password required to perform remote administration via the web interface to the server.
streampassword_1 – Password required by remote media player to connect and stream media content to server.
8. To start the server execute sc_serv file from your current working directory, which must be the server directory, put it on background with & bash operator and direct your browser to http://localhost:8000 URL. Also use netstat command to see if the server is running and on what port numbers it listens.
[radio@radio server]$ chmod +x sc_serv
[radio@radio server]$ ./sc_serv &
[radio@radio server]$ netstat -tulpn | grep sc_
Note : Make sure you firewall open/allowed port 8000
9. ShoutCast will run at port 8000, so try to visit  http://Server-IP:8000 (E,g or

And you'll get a page like this, that icecast is running on your vps:

10. Manage SHOUTcast Server and Create Daemon script
[radio@radio ]$ pwd ## Assure that you are in the right installation directory - /home/radio/server
[radio@radio ]$ ./sc_serv ## Start the server in foreground – Hit Ctrl + c to stop
[radio@radio ]$ ./sc_serv daemon ## Start the server as a daemon
[radio@radio ]$ ps aux | grep sc_serv ## Get Server PID
[radio@radio ]$ killall sc_serv ## Stop server daemon
[radio@radio server]$ exit
[root@radio ~]# nano /usr/local/bin/radio
Now add the following excerpt to radio file.
case $1 in
cd /home/radio/server/
./sc_serv &
killall sc_serv
cd /home/radio/server/
./sc_serv daemon
echo "Usage radio start|stop"
After the file was created, make it executable, exit root account and a new command shout be available for your SHOUTcast radio server management.
[root@radio ~]# chmod +x /usr/local/bin/radio
To manage the server from now on, use radio command with the following switches.
[radio@radio ]$ radio start_daemon ## Starts SHOUTcast server as a daemon
[radio@radio ]$ radio start ## Starts SHOUTcast server in foreground
[radio@radio ]$ radio stop ## Stops SHOUTcast server

Install and Configure SHOUTcast Transcoder

First, download and install the SHOUTcast transcoder. We’ll use the same shoutcast user to set up the Transcoder software. Here’s how to download and install the transcoder: 1. Create a new directory for the transcoder by entering the following command:
[radio@radio ~]$ mkdir /home/radio/sct
[radio@radio ~]$ cd /home/radio/sct
2. Download the SHOUTcast transcoder archive by entering the following command:
[radio@radio ~]$ wget
3. Extract the SHOUTcast transcoder files by entering the following command:
[radio@radio sct]$ tar -xzf sc_trans_linux_10_07_2011.tar.gz
4. Change ownership from root to the SHOUTcast user:
[radio@radio sct]$ chown -R /home/radio/sct
5. Change permissions by entering the following command:
[radio@radio sct]$ chmod a+x sc_trans
Now we need to configure the SHOUTcast transcoder. This example will walk you through a basic configuration. 6. Open and modify the configuration file by entering the following command:
[radio@radio sct]$ nano /home/radio/sct/sc_trans_basic.conf
streamtitle=Radio Server
Save the changes to the SHOUTcast configuration file by pressing Control-X, and then Y. 7. If you are using an automated playlist, upload your music files to the /home/radio/sct/music directory. And you’ll also need to create a playlist file. Here is an example:
[radio@radio sct]$ nano /home/radio/sct/playlists/playlist.lst
And fill in the name of the song that is
Once you have the transcoder configured and ready to go, you need to start it. To run the transcoder as a daemon, simply run this command, substituting sc_trans_basic.conf for whatever configuration file you are using:
[radio@radio sct]$ ./sc_trans daemon ./sc_trans_basic.conf
If no errors appear, you should see output similar to the line below,
sc_trans going daemon with PID
To shut down the transcoder, you’ll just need to issue a kill command:
kill -15 PID or CTRL+C
8. Done (Configure server)

SHOUTcast Source DSP

1. Assumptions already have winamp if not please download and install (
2. Install the Edcast DSP Plugin and lame_enc.dll (file lame_enc.dll copy to C:\ Program Files(x86)\Winamp)
3. Start Winamp and the Edcast DSP Plugin

In the ‘Basic Settings’ section, set up the encoder.

You should see information about the encoder status in the ‘Transfer Rate’ column.  If it’s working properly, a numeric value will appear indicating the transmission speed.


You’re now streaming live on the Internet!