Saw a post on the Winamp forums about Radionomy delisting Shoutcast v1.x.x servers from the shoutcast listings website.
It appears Radionomy will not allow Shoutcast DNAS v1.9.8 servers to list publicly on the Shoutcast directory.
Which is going to affect 1000’s of stations which are still broadcasting using the older Shoutcast servers.
I know why those stations are still using older Shoutcast servers to broadcast with… Its because v1.9.8 was a lot more reliable than any other version of Shoutcast.
We tried and failed to get Shoutcast v2.x.x working a couple of years back & we don’t know if the setup process has been made any easier with the newer builds.
Besides you now have to be registered to be able to download the newer builds of Shoutcast v2
However the majority of the webradio stations using v1.9.8 are generally pirate/hobby radio stations who use free Shoutcast services such as Listen2myradio. So those servers are never listed on Shoutcast anyway.
Then there’s the stations that use clusters of servers to fake listener counts. We’re guessing that’s another reason Radionomy want stations to switch to Shoutcast v2.
Personally we don’t think a lot of stations are going to be even remotely bothered about not being listed on the Shoutcast YP anymore.
Radionomy are barking up the wrong tree anyway as most stations get their listeners via websites such as Radio-player/Tune-in these days.
Add into the mix the fact Internet radio is in so much turmoil at the moment especially in the USA.
It may just be a case of too little too late!
Radionomy you can de-list stations all you want BUT you will never stop stations streaming with older Shoutcast software completely.
There’s just too many copies of it out in the wild on websites and file sharing sites etc…