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Shoutcast is very reliable for me these days, but that has not always been true.
There was a period I think in 2012 or 2011 when their software writers were rolling out SC Server Version 2, and their Forums discussed at length many bugs that lasted awhile.
Frankly, I could not figure out how to use Version 2, and after looking at its features, I didn’t need any of those features, so I stuck with Version 1 and I hear that many others are doing the same thing.
The free softwares from Shoutcast are…
SC Server V 1.9.8
Nullsoft V 2.3.2 (Build 190) be sure to check “Shoutcast V1 Mode”
Also uncheck the “Make Public,” which keeps your stream for only private use.
It is very easy to set up. Be sure to learn about “Port Forwarding” as needed.
If the stream is interupted for any reason, the encoder keeps trying to reconnect until it finds the path to the server, which is running on your own computer.