This is a simple application that monitors a text file created by your playout software – when the file is updated, SHOUTcaster will update your SHOUTcast server with the contents of that file. Typically, this is ARTIST – TITLE. SHOUTcaster will check the text file every 5 seconds – if the file has been modified, it will be updated.
XML files from AutoPlus and Dalet can be used – The default is Dalet-style but AutoPlus can be set by entering Autoplus , Artist , Title into the XML textboxes on the Config screen. You can also send a custom text string to your SHOUTcast server. It will also update your MSN “Now Playing” text if MSN Messenger is running on the same computer! There is currently no filtering of the content – so you need to ensure that your now playing file does not contain advert/jingle/promo data unless you really want to send that, too!
Offered free and with no support whatsoever!
SHOUTcaster v2.2 Setup
Full installation for first-time users – if you do not already have an installation of SHOUTcaster, you will need this file.
SHOUTcaster v2.2 Update
Update for existing users…
More Screenshots: SHOUTcaster Config Screen
Sends now playing information to 2 SHOUTcast servers
Can read a plain text file, Dalet XML, Web-based HTTP or PHP
Display current song on your MSN window
SHOUTcaster has not been tested with SHOUTcast DNAS v2 so I have no idea if it’s compatible with the new version. If the HTTP update method is the same, then it should work. YMMV.