Setting up Winamp

Setup and configuration of Winamp for streaming to your online radio station – Stream to your listeners worldwide in minutes.

Among giants like iTunes and possibly VLC, Winamp is by far the most well-known media player. It was first introduced in 1997 and has been around ever since! Let’s take a look at what makes Winamp unique and how to configure it so that it broadcasts to your online radio station.

What makes Winamp stand out?

It’s been around since 1997 (that’s over 20 years!) and it’s still going strong. There have been some changes to how it looks and works over the years, but the core has remained the same. Since its inception, Winamp has been a media player and broadcasting tool.

if you’re running Windows, Winamp is definitely worth a try. The application is free, easy to use, and easy to configure with you for your radio By adding the SHOUTcast DSP plugin, you are able to manage your tracks into playlists, control your stream output with faders, and add effects to your stream while broadcasting to your online station

Getting Started

In spite of being a Windows-only program, Winamp works with most modern versions of Windows, including Windows XP (this operating system was discontinued in 2014). You will need the following to connect it to your radio station-:

Get your station

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Winamp-: strangely not a competition

Probably the most well-known media player, Winamp was and still is to this day a free and simple broadcaster for Windows users.

Winamp Broadcaster

Coupled with the SHOUTcast DSP plugin, it allows you to manage your tracks into playlists, control stream output with fades, and add effects whilst broadcasting directly to your radio station.

Broadcast either music or live talk with an external source like a microphone or mixer.

Keeping you in the loop: loopback

Similar to Audio Hijack, and produced by the same company, Loopback allows you to easily organise and route audio from iTunes, Spotify or a microphone to places like Skype, Discord and broadcast software on your Mac. Allowing up to 64 channels, individual channel volume control and custom channel mapping, Loopback is a great, easy to use tool for any starter or experienced broadcasters.Loopback, which is produced by the same company as Audio Hijack, lets you easily organize and route audio from iTunes, Spotify, and microphones to Skype, Discord, and broadcast software on your Mac. With up to 64 channels, individual volume control and custom channel mapping, Loopback is a great, easy-to-use tool for any broadcaster, whether they’re a beginner or an expert.

For Loopback to work with it will need to be used alongside a broadcasting tool such as BUTT. You can download a free trial version or purchase the full version with a licence key.

Audio Hijack the mac attack

From the creators of Nicecast, Audio Hijack is the simplest way to broadcast live audio or music from your Mac.

Audio Hijack allows you to create easy to manage blocks which you can drag and drop in the app to easily set up broadcasts from any input source on your Mac. There’s also built-in effects you can sandwich between blocks to adjust the EQ, balance, ducking and much more. While you can download a free trial, Audio Hijack is a paid software broadcaster so you need a license to use it.


broadcast using this tool

The official website of this project is

butt (broadcast using this tool) is an easy to use, multi-OS streaming tool.
It supports ShoutCast and IceCast and runs on Linux, MacOS and Windows.
The main purpose of butt is to stream live audio data from your computer’s Mic or Line input
to a Shoutcast or Icecast server. A recording is also possible.
it does not intend it to be a server by itself or automatically stream a set of audio files.


  • Works with SHOUTcast and Icecast
  • Runs on all three major operating systems. MacOS, Linux and Windows up to 10
  • Supports aac+, mp3, ogg/vorbis, ogg/opus and ogg/FLAC for streaming
  • Supports aac+, mp3, ogg/vorbis, ogg/opus, ogg/FLAC and wav for recording
  • Is able to connect to a server after starting up automatically
  • Is able to start a recording after connecting to a server automatically
  • Recording can be split after a user defined amount of time
  • Current song can either be updated manually or automatically by reading a file
  • Configuration files can be imported and exported
  • Status display shows infos about the current state (click on it)
  • Automatically reconnects in case the connection has been interrupted
  • Is able to attentuate and amplify the input volume
  • Can stream and record with different bitrates
  • Display colours can be changed as desired

Free to download & use

Butt opening screen
sometimes less is more

the is the opening screen of Butt such a simple design but do not be fooled if you talk to a live streaming musicians live singers & performers this is a hot encoder to them including not a few dj’s