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Winamp (SHOUTcast DSP)

Go old school. Broadcast using Winamp and the SHOUTcast DSP plugin.

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Written by Jamie Ashbrook
Updated over a week ago

NOTE: This help guide was prepared by and is for reference only. We advise to check the developer’s help resources for more in depth support with their software.

Before you can broadcast live, schedule a live event within your station calendar. Please see this guide for more information.

Winamp for broadcasting is only available for the Windows operating system - Download it here. You will also need the latest DSP plugin, available here.

When both are installed, open Winamp. It should look similar to this:

Winamp dashboard.

Setup DSP

On the Source DSP window select the Output tab then pick an output from the list.
Under the Login tab, enter your server details (available from your Live DJ bar):

  • Host: eg.

  • Port: eg. 1000

  • UserID: This MUST be left blank, or else the connection will fail

  • Password: This is the unique ID found in the DJ bar

  • Connect Using: This should be changed from Automatic mode to V1.X mode (Legacy Servers)

Winamp SHOUTcast source DSP radio server settings.

Click the Directory tab. You will need to enter your station details here such as name and website URL to allow the DSP to connect.

Winamp SHOUTcast source DSP directory settings.

Next, click the Encoder tab. Change the Encoder Type to your desired format (usually MP3). In Encoder Settings select your bitrate (this should match the output bitrate of your station which is 128kbps by default).

Winamp SHOUTcast source DSP encoder settings.


Once you are ready to go and your Live event has started, click 'Connect'. The software will connect to and you will be able to see the status in the Live DJ bar at the top of the Dashboard.

NOTE: You can only go live when the live event starts. If you try to connect to the system before the start time, your broadcast software will show an error. 

Live DJ status in
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