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    Purchasing shoutcast / icecast service with AAC support.

    After about six years, getting back into radio, have joined a group of friends, and am needing to BYO streaming.

    Been having a hard time trying to find out what hosts are capable of AAC (superior to mp3), and not many support it, or just don't make it clear.

    Living in Australia, everyone knows the exchange rate to the US dollar is down the toilet, so I'm looking around US$5.00 to about US$7.50, as i'm budgeting about ten aussie pesos a month (okay, getting a bit tongue and cheek), but I've found three candidates that may interest me, and would like to know from others if they are any good, and whether I can get my SAM Broadcaster Pro 2020 to pump an AAC stream into any of these places.

    DosCAST DC 96 for US5.99
    https://www.doscast.com/shoutcast-hosting.php

    Cheap Shoutcast Icecast 100 for US7.50
    https://cheapshoutcast.com/centovacastv3-icecastv2.php
    Don't know why they're advertising AAC, when it's crossed out on all their plans, might as well just not mention it.

    Zfast hosting with 96kbs with 100 slots, but don't need autodj storage (I have music on another server)
    https://www.zfast.co.uk/shoutcast-hosting

    Listeners = 100
    Bitrate = 96kbps
    AutoDJ = None
    Price = about £5.50/month
    So if anybody has any other suggestions, would welcome them.
    Last edited by GKIye; 02/15/2021 at 10:26 PM. Reason: Editing Text field

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    Hi and welcome to BW

    I know a provider at the UK who offers what You are looking for.
    The range of price is about what You suggest.
    Their servers offers connections for IceCast & Shoutcast.
    Please check BellOnline - UK and discover their services.
    Interesting can be to make Yourself a profile, it gonna give You a "free account" upto 200 slots (non-public) ... so with an own IP Port etc ...
    At first You can make some tests and if it offers the right service to You, You can decide to click "Pro", only from that moment on You have to pay.
    The Pro service offers also 200 slots and You can stream untill 192kbps and offcourse from that moment on Your IP Port becomes public.

    If You would have any question, feel free to open a ticket at Your account. The owner (Gavin) gonna reply You in less than 24 hours.
    Provide him Your question, any issues You would experience etc ... You gonna receive an answer at all time.

    Good luck !
    Last edited by GKIye; 02/15/2021 at 10:30 PM.
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