Nicecast 1.10.0

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1.10.0
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Others: Mac OS X 10.2 or later Application Enhancer 1.4.1 or later
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Version License Language O.S.
Nicecast 1.10.0 08/09/11 Trial version English
  • Mac OS X
Nicecast 1.9.6 19/06/13 Trial version English
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Recent changes

  • Instant On 4.1 now supports Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), allowing for capture of all System Audio, as well as grabbing audio from already-running applications
  • Nicecast can again capture audio from QuickTime Player on Lion
  • A bug where track titles were not properly sent to newer Shoutcast servers has been corrected
  • An issue where the "Low" buffer size setting would cause silent output on Lion has been fixed
  • Several other small fixes have been made

More author programs

Nicecast is the easiest way to broadcast music from OS X. Broadcast to the world, or just across your house. Nicecast can help you create your own internet radio station or allow you to listen to your iTunes Music Library from anywhere in the world! By setting up a Nicecast stream broadcasting iTunes, you can listen to your music from anywhere in the world, on a Mac, a PC, or even a Linux machine. All you need is a streaming MP3 player and you'll be grooving to your favorites all the time.

You can use an audio player like iTunes to DJ hour after hour of your favorite music or just to let your friends hear that new song you've been working on. The included VoiceOver effect lets you insert radio-style commentary, right between songs. Radio on your Macintosh has never been this easy or this much fun. Broadcast events live or host a call-in show - anything you can plug into your Mac can also be broadcast out. Want to broadcast your band's next gig? Just plug in a cable from the mixer to your laptop, and run Nicecast. Nicecast is perfect for every type of audio broadcasting - try it out today.

"Nicecast is now out of trend"

  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • usability5
  • Stability9
  • Installation6
  • Functionality1
  • Appearance5

Nicecast was really an exciting application. It even got some awards in 2004... But now, as it was mentioned above, Nicecast is now out of trend. Really weak functionality as for today. MP3 codec is fine. But nowadays people prefer HE AAC streams (32 or 64 kbit/s) for listening on mobile devices with expensive traffic. HE AAC came out in 2004... Icecast2 server got AAC streamming support in 2004... I'm watching at '2013' on my calendar now...

Multistreaming gives people a choice in desired sound quality. Nicecast does not have this feature also.

Nicecast supports some Icecast2 server features like intros and some others... No! Wrong! Built-in Icacast2 server supports it's features, but to use them you should perform some dark rituals like openening application's contents and editing configuration files with coding and changing scripts...

More and more windows software provides great statistics about listeners: max/min/avg of all connections and unique listeners per hour/day/week and so on, geographical location of listeners and other stuff. Nicecast shows only current number of connected listeners. I believe, somewhere in logs there should be an info of max listeners, but again it's a kind of voodoo magic to find and organize this information.

Let's mention that we' chosen macs for their ease of use and intuitive interface. So, this app was on top in 2004. Now it's really useless. It's like an iPhone firmware 1.0: it was really cool in 2007, letting you make calls, write sms (no mms) and scroll contact list. But today it's not enough.

Installation: no step-by-step guide

Appearence: nothing changed since fist versions

Usability: Hard to use some hiden very deep from common users Icecast2 feaures. Not released features I should say.

Functionality: I'm laughing...

Stability: very stable))) taking into consideration the absence of features and functionality.

Pros
  • instant on
  • supports almost all applications for sound capture, even browsers
  • vst/auplug-ins support
  • simple, easy to use
Cons
  • no HE AAC Codec
  • no mulistreaming
  • no Icecast2 server features
  • no statistics
  • no remote control from iphone/ipad

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