How do I get listed in the SHOUTcast directory?

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2013-07-17 12:48

You need to be streaming for normally around 30 minutes before SHOUTcast will list you in their directory although it can take longer and can be near instant.


Your server must have a customised server title and genre to be listed. If you do not change your title from the default "Unnamed Server" (or similar), then the directory will not list you.


If you have trouble getting listed, you can check your SHOUTcast trailing log file. You will see something similar to the following on a sucessful connection to the directory:


<05/18/[email protected]:13:31> [source] connected from
<05/18/[email protected]:13:31> [source] icy-name:VosCast Demo ; icy-genre:Assorted
<05/18/[email protected]:13:31> [source] icy-pub:1 ; icy-br:128 ; icy-url:
<05/18/[email protected]:13:31> [source] icy-irc:N/A ; icy-icq:N/A ; icy-aim:N/A
<05/18/[email protected]:13:33> [dest:] starting stream (UID: 672)[L: 1]{A: SHOUTcast Directory Tester}(P: 1)
<05/18/[email protected]:13:33> [dest:] connection closed (0 seconds) (UID: 672)[L: 0]{Bytes: 12911}(P: 1)
<05/18/[email protected]:13:33> [yp_add] added me successfully

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