Learn how to broadcast using Winamp with the SHOUTcast DSP plugin. All the instructions and direct download links available.

Software information

Platform: Windows

License: Free

Server type: SHOUTcast 2 & SHOUTcast 1. Download Link:
Winamp: https://www.cloudrad.io/winamp583660betafullen-us/
DSP (plugin): https://www.cloudrad.io/shoutcast-dsp-2-3-5-windows/

About Winamp Shoutcast DSP

It’s a popular plugin that enables you to stream from your Winamp media player. You can also choose your soundcard as your preferred input device.

What we love about the Shoutcast Source DSP

  • You can set up multiple output streams.
  • It allows you to capture audio from other applications in addition to Winamp.
  • Users have reported that it is stable with no issues.
  • It works with Winamp on the most popular media player program that comes with many other features.

How to setup Winamp Shoutcast DSP with your broadcasting server

1. How to install Winamp & Shout DSP

You'll first have to download and install Winamp if you don't have it set up. Note that you can install Winamp on MacOS, but the streaming plugin works with Windows only.

  • Download both programs (Check out the second download link above)
  • Run the Winamp installer until you run into this page.

  • You can launch the program to see the first look.
  • Next, run the Shoutcast DSP installer. It will request you to close all instances of Winamp if you have any running.

2. Encoder setup

  • After installing the Shoutcast dsp plugin, go ahead and relaunch Winamp..
  • Access the settings page: From the main menu choose Options > Preferences > Plugins > DSP/Effect
  • Select the Shoutcast Source DSP > Configure Active Plug-in

For radios hosted on Cloudradio, you'll find your server or connection details on the radio dashboard.

If you don't have a radio hosting service, you can easily create Shoutcast or Icecast servers on our radio console.

Entering your server details

Here are the instructions on how to manually setup Shoutcast DSP Plugin with your server. You can only stream to Shoutcast 2 and Shoutcast 1 broadcasting servers.

For streaming to IceCast, consider using the Edcast plugin.

Shoutcast 2 - Example

Connect using: v2.x mode

Server Address: e.g. 10048.cloudrad.io

Port: e.g. 8000

Stream ID: e.g. 1

DJ / User ID: Leave blank

Password: e.g. n3t8zdw0ka

Audio Streaming Settings

On the SHOUTcast Source DSP, click the Directory tab and input your radio information.

Select the Encoder tab to set Encoder Type to MP3.

Then, in Encoder Settings select the bitrate. For music, we recommend 128kbps or more and stereo.

3. Dsp Shoutcast broadcasting

  • Select Connect to start sending audio to your streaming server.
  • Load music in Winamp, create playlists, add online sources, and start broadcasting.

Need an alternative to Winamp SHOUTcast DSP? Explore over 20 radio automation, DJ, and encoder programs on our broadcast software guide.

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