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The older versions of ZaraRadio (pre v1.6) will allow plugins although that has some quirks too.
I am using ShoutCast plugin along with the ShoutCast server program (both free) to stream from Zara. One problem I found is that unless you make sure all files are the same bitrate, some of your streamed files will sound like Alvin and the Chipmonks even though they sound fine from your local speakers. To fix that problem, in the ShoutCast plugin setup, don’t use the recommended “WinAmp” source. Instead use the “soundcard input”.
Also, the “fade between tracks” causes an annoying clicking sound as the combination of ZaraRadio and ShoutCast can’t play more than one audio file at a time.
If you are not hosting the stream from you own computer you won’t need the ShoutCast server program. The plugin will simply send the stream to a streaming host provider like Listen2MyRadio.com or others.
I’ve never tried using ShoutCast without WinAmp already installed on my computer so I’m not sure if you need WinAmp on your computer for it to work.
If you are hosting your stream and you have a router/firewall, you’ll need to open whatever port you are using so ShoutCast.com can “see” your PC in order to list you on their search engine.
P.S. – I’m assuming you figured out how to add and activate plugins in ZaraRadio.