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About

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 a broadcasting tool for your iPhone or iPad visit iziCast

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Features

  • 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 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

  • Supports 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 (2021-10-28)

  • Radio.co stations can now be easily added to butt

  • Advanced codec settings for mp3, aac, ogg/vorbis and opus can now be adjusted

  • The recordings folder may now contain environment variables like ~, $HOME and %USERPROFILE%

  • Fixed issue with characters like $,%,&,§ in the song name

  • Fixed connection issue in case the server domain has IPv4+6 addresses but Icecast is only listening on IPv4

  • Fixed missing song duration information in FLAC recordings

View ChangeLog for complete history.

Contact

butt at danielnoethen dot de