How to Select the Right Online Radio Directory (SHOUTcast or Windows Media)

Both radio directories have their pros and cons. When choosing an online radio directory, consider things like bitrate and audio formats.

SHOUTcast has the following features:

  • Supports MP3 and aacPlus 2
  • Supports Nullsoft Video streaming
  • Can be played on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems using programs like WinAmp, Quicktime, iTunes, XXMS, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player
  • Automatically lists your station in SHOUTcast’s radio directory
  • Simple set-up

Windows Media has the following features:

  • Supports the Windows Media format
  • Can be played with Windows Media Player on both PC and Mac
  • Supports Windows Media Video streaming
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