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Windows Software for Streaming Internet Radio

Software for streaming audio content over the Internet is varied. Here are links to the most popular offerings for Windows-compatible software.

SAM Broadcaster Adds Professional Touch to Running Internet Radio Stations
If you're running an Internet Radio station or considering starting one up, SAM Broadcaster can give you the tools big operations use to make their programming sound great. Plus, it's automated. Find out more and get the link for a free 14-day trial.

Andromeda Webcasts From Kitchens To Corporations
Andromeda takes a collection of MP3 files and turns in into a complete, sophisticated, on-demand streaming Web site. In other words, all you do is drag and drop music files, and Andromeda does all the work of building your site and generating streams for you.

BroadWave Audio Streaming Server
According to the BroadWave website: "BroadWave runs on any PC as a server to stream live audio over the web. It can also stream pre-recorded audio. Listeners do not need any special software to listen to a webcast. BroadWave streams will play directly from the default web browser...You can use the full version of BroadWave free if you link to us on your site."

iRadeo - Free Streaming Platform
iRadeo is a web-based and free streaming solution which can be downloaded for free. You customize the files and then upload it to your own website.

Mercora IMRadio
"Create and setup a professional sounding Internet radio station in minutes and start webcasting music or talk...Mercora IMRadio webcasts are relayed by [Mercora] so you can accommodate as many listeners to your station as necessary."

Shoutcast is a very popular streaming solution which is free to use and is based on the "winamp" player software. Setup is average in difficulty and the quality is excellent.

Internet Broadcasting Studio
Internet Broadcasting Studio "...runs in the user's home computer but relays the data stream through her ISP's web server, which actually works as a bandwidth amplifier. Listeners connect to the web server, not to the user's home computer."

Helix Universal Basic Server
A free streaming media server software which can distribute live and on-demand video and other media

SAM2 Broadcaster
Automation software that works with Shoutcast-based streaming audio and Radio stations. Developed "to better meet the needs of small online Shoutcast and Windows Media broadcasters who could not afford conventional radio automation tools."

Icecast is "open source audio streaming server that anyone could modify, use, and tinker with." That also means it's free.

Peercast.org is a non-profit website that provides free peer-to-peer broadcasting software. "It offers anonymity for broadcasters because there is no easy way to trace back to the original stream..."

Delivery-on-demand software that comes in three flavors: personal, community and professional edition. "Andromeda takes your MP3 collection and turns it into a fully-featured, on-demand, streaming web site."

Unreal Media Server
Unreal Media Server is a free streaming server for Windows operating systems. Both media files and live media streams are supported.

Pirate Radio
This is the commercial version of the RadioDestiny Broadcaster, for personal use. It's easy to setup and inexpensive.

Review: Pirate Radio (software)
Pirate Radio is an Internet broadcasting product which allows anyone to quickly start their own Internet-based radio station as long as they have a computer and a dial-up connection.

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