A broadcast address is a network address used to transmit to all devices connected to a multiple-access communications network. A message sent to a broadcast address may be received by all network-attached hosts.

Nicecast is an easy to use live broadcasting software that works quite well with Mac systems. For example it can hijack audio, which means you can use it with most media players like iTunes to play music and programs like Skype to do live talks with guests.

In contrast, a multicast address is used to address a specific group of devices, and a unicast address is used to address a single device.

For network layer communications, a broadcast address may be a specific IP address. At the data link layer on Ethernet networks, it is a specific MAC address.

  1. Radiologik Info Ready for macOS Catalina and the switch from iTunes to Music Radiologik is a system suitable for both live DJing and 24/7 radio automation on the Mac that uses iTunes (or Music in macOS Catalina) as its database and those playlists as the logical.
  2. For network layer communications, a broadcast address may be a specific IP address. At the data link layer on Ethernet networks, it is a specific MAC address.
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IP networking[edit]

In Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) networks, broadcast addresses are special values in the host-identification part of an IP address.[1] The all-ones value was established as the standard broadcast address for networks that support broadcast.[1] This method of using the all-ones address was first proposed by R. Gurwitz and R. Hinden in 1982.[2] The later introduction of subnets and Classless Inter-Domain Routing changed this slightly, so that the all-ones host address of each subnet is that subnet's broadcast address.[3]

The broadcast address for any IPv4 host can be obtained by taking the bit complement (bitwise NOT) of the subnet mask and then performing a bitwise OR operation with the host's IP address. A shortcut to this process is to simply take the host's IP address and set all bits in the host identifier portion of the address (any bit positions which hold a 0 in the subnet mask) to 1.

As shown in the example below, in order to calculate the broadcast address to transmit a packet to an entire IPv4 subnet using the private IP address space 172.16.0.0/12, which has the subnet mask 255.240.0.0, the broadcast address is calculated as 172.16.0.0 bitwise ORed with 0.15.255.255 = 172.31.255.255.

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Broadcast address derivation example
Network IP address breakdown for 172.16.0.0/12Binary formDot-decimal notation
In bold below is shown the host part (suffix) of the IP address, with the network address prefix being the non-bold bits to its left. To obtain the broadcast address, the host bits get set to all 1's, while the network address prefix bits remain intact.
1. Network IP Address10101100.00010000.00000000.00000000172.16.0.0
2. Subnet Mask, or just 'Netmask' for short (The '/12' in the IP address in this case means only the left-most 12 bits are 1s, as shown here. This reserves the left 12 bits for the network address (prefix) and the right 32 - 12 = 20 bits for the host address (suffix).)11111111.11110000.00000000.00000000255.240.0.0
3. Bit Complement (Bitwise NOT) of the Subnet Mask00000000.00001111.11111111.111111110.15.255.255
4. Broadcast address (Bitwise OR of 1. Network IP Address and 3. Bit Complement of the Subnet Mask. This makes the broadcast address the largest possible IP address (and host address, since the host address portion is all 1s) for any given network address.)10101100.00011111.11111111.11111111172.31.255.255

A special definition exists for the IP address 255.255.255.255. It is the broadcast address of the zero network or 0.0.0.0, which in Internet Protocol standards stands for this network, i.e. the local network. Transmission to this address is limited by definition, in that it is never forwarded by the routers connecting the local network to other networks.

IP broadcasts are used by BOOTP and DHCP clients to find and send requests to their respective servers.

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) does not implement this method of broadcast, and therefore does not define broadcast addresses. Instead, IPv6 uses multicast addressing to the all-hosts multicast group. No IPv6 protocols are defined to use the all-hosts address, though; instead, they send and receive on particular link-local multicast addresses. This results in higher efficiency because network hosts can filter traffic based on multicast address and do not need to process all broadcasts or all-hosts multicasts.

Ethernet[edit]

Broadcast is possible also on the underlying data link layer in Ethernet networks. Frames are addressed to reach every computer on a given LAN segment if they are addressed to MAC addressFF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. Ethernet frames that contain IP broadcast packages are usually sent to this address.

Ethernet broadcasts are used by Address Resolution Protocol and Neighbor Discovery Protocol to translate IP addresses to MAC addresses.

IPX networking[edit]

Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) allows broadcast. A packet with network number of FFFFFFFF is sent to all networks available. When the node number is specified as FFFFFFFFFFFF, the packet is intended to be received by all hosts in the network.

AppleTalk[edit]

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The AppleTalk protocol allows broadcast. When the node ID is specified as 255, a packet is sent to all networks available.

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See also[edit]

  • UDP Helper Address, a router configuration to forward broadcast network traffic across subnet boundaries

References[edit]

  1. ^ abJ. Mogul (October 1984). Broadcasting Internet Datagrams. doi:10.17487/RFC0919. RFC919.
  2. ^IEN 212, IP - Local Area Network Addressing Issues, Robert Gurwitz, Robert Hinden, Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) (September 1982)
  3. ^J. Mogul (October 1984). Broadcasting Internet Datagrams In the Presence of Subnets. doi:10.17487/RFC0922. RFC922.
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Radio Broadcasting Software

A list of a few Radio Broadcasting Software that can be used to create your Internet Radio Station and are compatible with SHOUTcast and Icecast systems.

If you know about any other software compatible with shoutcast and icecast please let us know Contact Us.

Winamp with the Nullsoft SHOUTcast Source plugin

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No, can be run with Wine
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Nullsoft
  • Website: http://www.winamp.com/

Winamp is developed by Nullsoft, the same people who develop SHOUTcast itself. We recommend Winamp if you are new to internet net radio streaming.

Winamp with the Edcast Source plugin for Icecast

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Oddsock

SAM Broadcaster (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $299.00
  • Demo: Yes, 14 days.
  • Developer: SpacialAudio
  • Website: http://spacial.com/sam-broadcaster

Advanced radio automation software aimed towards professional internet radio station broadcasters.

SAM Cast (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $199.00
  • Demo: Yes, 14 days.
  • Developer: SpacialAudio
  • Website: http://spacial.com/sam-cast

SAM Cast allows you to connect to your SHOUTcast server and stream from your microphone, soundcard or line in.

StationPlaylist Studio (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Standard $109/ €84 – Pro $239/ €185
  • Demo: Yes, lasts for 6 hours, terminates then allows for a further 6 hours.
  • Developer: StationPlaylist
  • Website: http://www.stationplaylist.com/studio.html

StationPlaylist Studio features general automation playback and live assistance tools for DJs.

StationPlaylist Creator (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Lite $49/ €38 – Standard $109/ €84 – Pro $239/ €185
  • Demo: Yes, lasts for 6 hours, terminates then allows for a further 6 hours.
  • Developer: StationPlaylist
  • Website: http://www.stationplaylist.com/creator.html

StationPlaylist Creator is music and spot scheduling software. It is used to design your station format using rotations of music categories and spot groups (jingles, ads, etc).

Audio hijack (Shoutcast & Icecast)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes (MacOS 10.10 or higher)
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $59
  • Demo: Yes, noise is overlaid on all broadcasts longer than 10 minutes.
  • Developer: Rogue Amoeba
  • Website: https://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijack/

Streams a mix audio from your microphone and optionally another media player like iTunes.

Butt – broadcast using this tool (Shoutcast & Icecast)

Mac
  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: Yes
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Daniel Noethen
  • Website: http://butt.sourceforge.net/

Zarastudio (Automation Software)

  • Runs on Windows: yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free Version & Full Version: One license: $200.58/€165
  • Developer: Kero Systems S.L.
  • Website: http://www.zarastudio.es/en/

Is ZaraStudio designed to broadcast an Internet station?
ZaraStudio is not a program designed for that purpose, but it is a program that automates audio playback. Anyway, it can be used along with other programs to broadcast an Internet station. Some of those programs are Oddcast or WinAmp with the Shoutcast plugin.

Virtual DJ Software (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: You can now download VirtualDJ Home for FREE.
    VirtualDJ Home is free for non-commercial use. For commercial use, you will need to buy a commercial license.
  • Developer: Atomix Productions
  • Website: http://www.virtualdj.com/

Nextkast (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $99 Standard / $199 Pro
  • Developer: Winston Potgieter
  • Website: http://www.nextkast.com/

LadioCast (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Yosirou Sawayanagi
  • Website: LadioCast

RadioDJ (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
    Q: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming is available in RadioDJ?
    A: Not directly. However, you can use third-party encoder plugins to stream to your Shoutcast/Icecast server, such as ALTACAST.
  • Developer: RadioDJ
  • Website: http://www.radiodj.ro/

Megaseg (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $99 Standard / $199 Pro
  • Developer: Fidelity Media, Inc.
  • Website: Megaseg

Internet DJ Console (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: No
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: Yes
  • Price: Free
  • Developer: Open Source
  • Website: Internet DJ Console

PlayIt Live (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
    Q: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming is available in PlayIt Live?
    A: Not directly. Stream to SHOUTcast and Icecast servers via Internet Broadcast plugin.
  • Developer: PlayIt Software
  • Website: PlayIt Live

RadioBOSS (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $119.95
  • Developer: DJSoft.Net
  • Website: RadioBOSS

RadioCaster (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

Steam Broadcast Mac

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: $49.95
  • Developer: DJSoft.Net
  • Website: RadioCaster

DirEttore (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free
    Q: Shoutcast/Icecast streaming are available in DirEttore?
    A: Not directly. However, you can use third-party encoder plugins to stream to your SHOUTcast/Icecast server, such as AltaCast Standalone.
  • Developer: Mixtime
  • Website: DirEttore

Mixxx (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: Yes
  • Runs on Linux: Yes
  • Price: Free
  • Developer:Mixxx Development Team
  • Website: Mixxx

Rocket Broadcaster (Shoutcast & “Icecast”)

  • Runs on Windows: Yes
  • Runs on Mac OS X: No
  • Runs on Linux: No
  • Price: Free / $49 Pro
  • Developer: Oscillicious Audio Labs
  • Website: Rocket Broadcaster
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