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BUTT (Broadcast Using This Tool) is an easy to use, multi-OS streaming tool.
It supports SHOUTcast and Icecast and runs on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows (64 bit only since version 0.1.20).
The main purpose of BUTT is to stream live audio data from your computers mic or line input to a Shoutcast
or Icecast server. If you want you can also record your session.
BUTT is NOT able to stream audio files of any kind.

For more details and instructions have a look at the Manual [PDF]

If you are looking for an Icecast, Shoutcast and RTMP client for your iPhone or iPad please visit iziCast


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Latest version: 0.1.40



  • Works with SHOUTcast and Icecast

  • Supports SSL/TLS (Icecast only for now)

  • Runs on all three major operating systems. Mac OS X, Linux and Windows

  • Supports aac+, mp3, ogg/vorbis, ogg/opus and ogg/FLAC for streaming

  • Additionally supports recording in wav

  • Connects to a server after starting up automatically

  • Reconnects in case the connection was interrupted

  • Records after connecting to a server automatically

  • Supports simple control via command line

  • Show number of listeners

  • Supports up to two multi-channel audio devices

  • Song names can be updated manually, via text file or via music apps (only MacOS and Linux)

  • Configuration files can be imported and exported

  • Status display shows infos about the current state (click on it)

  • Can automatically connect/disconnect on a configurable signal/silent period

  • Can automatically start/stop recording on a configurable signal/silent period

  • 10-band EQ

  • Dynamic Range Compressor

Latest Changes (2023-11-24)

  • Support higher bitrates for AAC, Vorbis and Opus

  • Add support for Plexamp on Linux

  • Add Dutch language support (thanks to Timothy)

  • Fix an issue with audio device names that contain special characters

  • Fix possible buffer underflow when the connection to a shoutcast server fails

View ChangeLog for complete history.


butt at danielnoethen dot de