Streaming Audio over the LAN/Intranet

If in case you are also looking for a tutorial on streaming VIDEO over the LAN/Intranet, click here.

I like listening streaming radio stations over the internet. The place where am I right now, does not have any local radio station, strange right? This is probably the main reason why I prefer listening broadcasted radio stations on internet.

Few months back, I thought of streaming audio over my own college LAN. After few hiccups, I made it running successfully over the network. This tutorial is meant only for streaming AUDIO over the LAN or Intranet. Currently, I am working on streaming audio over the internet as well. I’ll post that too as soon as I resolve that issue. (UPDATES:- Finally, I manage to stream audio over the Internet. It is working perfectly for most of us. Check here.)

So, let’s get started.

Software Requirements

Here goes the list:-

1-> Winamp– Download it from here (Winamp version 3.x doesn’t work in this case. Use either 2.x or 5.x)
2-> SHOUTCast DSP PluginDownload and Install.
3-> SHOUTCast ServerDownload and Install.


1-> SHOUTCast DSP Plugin

– Start WINAMP
– Select OPTIONS-> PREFERENCES-> DSP/Effect-> Nullsoft SHOUTCast Source DSP

On selecting “Nullsoft SHOUTCast Source DSP”, a window will appear which looks like this:-

Now, select the “Output” tab and do the following changes:-

  1. Select “Output 1″
  2. Press “Connection” Button
  3. Address = “localhost”
  4. Port = “1234″ (or any other if you want, 8000 is default)
  5. Password = {any passw you want}
  6. Encoder = “1″

Next select the “Encoder” tab and do the following changes:-

  1. Select “Encoder 1″
  2. Encoder Type = “MP3″
  3. Encoder Settings = 112kbps, 44.100kHz, Stereo ( or any other you prefer)

2-> SHOUTCast Server

First, you have to start the server from the start menu. Choose “SHOUTCast DNAS (GUI)”.
Click on “Edit Config”, a notepad file named sc_serv.ini will get opened.

Now, you have to make 2 important changes into this file.
1-> Password Change- password should be same as used before. If no password selected, leave as it is.
2-> Port Change- Default is 8000 change to 1234 or any other value which u have chosen earlier.

Restart the SHOUTCast Server.
That’s it. Everything is configured now. You are ready to broadcast your own radio.

Just go to Winamp’s SHOUTCast Source window -> Output tab -> Press Connect.

Hope, you like this article. Any feedback is whole heartedly appreciated. So, please don’t forget to give your comments to this article.

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