4 Years On & Still No New Winamp

Its just a little over 4 years since AOL announced they would be closing Winamp and Shoutcast down.

A lot has happened since that announcement 4 years ago. Although NOT to Winamp…

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Run Multiple Internet Radio Stations? (RadioDJ)

Running an online Internet radio station can be a fun thing to do.

However running one radio station isn’t enough for some people they want to run more than 1 station.

We know of someone running multiple Shoutcast streams using RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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Last updated on: 2nd May 2018
at 11:40 AM Europe/London

New Winamp Why So Long?

It’s been a long time since AOL announced Winamp and Shoutcast were to be discontinued way back in 2013.

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I’ve been watching the Winamp/Shoutcast forums closely ever since.

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Last updated on: 8th February 2018
at 15:15 PM Europe/London

Shoutcast Injecting Pre Roll Adverts

Woken up the news that Shoutcast/Radionomy were injecting pre roll adverts into peoples streams.

**Update: DJEgg posted this on the forums**

“We were testing the insertion of pre-rolls for one particular CDN (hosting provider) who’d requested it.
Unfortunately, in the process, pre-rolls for all registered DNAS stations was activated by mistake. We’ve now disabled it.
Thanks everyone for letting us know. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Monetization for DNAS is indeed opt-in, not opt-out”

 
This was happening to online radio station owners who are using the latest build of the Shoutcast DNAS.

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Radionomy Delisting Shoutcast V1.9.8 Servers

Saw a post on the Winamp forums about Radionomy de-listing Shoutcast v1.x.x servers from the Shoutcast YP listings website.

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Shoutcast delisting

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Last updated on: 7th March 2018
at 10:46 AM Europe/London

Facilitating DIY ‘Pirate’ Internet Radio Stations?

Radionomy to be sued?

A news article popped up on Torrent Freak about a group of prominent U.S. record labels who have filed a lawsuit against the DIY online radio platform Radionomy for:

“Promoting and facilitating mass copyright infringement by hosting ‘pirate’ radio stations”

 
Through their Shoutcast & Radionomy platforms.

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Last updated on: 18th October 2017
at 12:47 PM Europe/London

Shoutcast Ad Supported Streams

Just read an article on Broadcasting World.

Radionomy have now launched Shoutcast Ad supported streams.

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Which means an advert will play over your stream 2 times per hour if you are signed up to their SHOUTcast Streaming Service.

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Last updated on: 18th October 2017
at 12:56 PM Europe/London

Cloud Hosting Is It Worth It?

We’ve recently noticed companies like Spacial Audio, RadioJar, Radio.co, DJSoft (Radioboss) offering packages that enable you to run a radio station in the cloud.

The question is are they are actually worth paying out for?

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Last updated on: 1st November 2017
at 13:12 PM Europe/London

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