How to setup Nicecast on Apple Mac OSX

Nicecast is unique mp3 web casting software from Rogue Amoeba . It can work with most audio applications on Mac OS X including iTunes. The Plug-In architecture supports sophisticated functionality including live voice-over. Because Nicecast supports Icecast protocols for webcasting, it is compatible with Darwin/QuickTime Streaming Server.

The steps to configure Nicecast to webcast through DSS/QTSS are:

  1. Launch Nicecast.
  2. Display the Nicecast server configuration window by selecting Nicecast Server from the Window menu.
  3. The server window lets you define:
  • A name for your reference.
  • The Server Type (Icecast 1 for use with Darwin/QuickTime Streaming Server. Nicecast also supports Shoutcast, Icecast 2 and Live365).
  • The IP address or DNS name of the server. This is the address of the DSS/QTSS that will reflect the stream.
  • The port number (8001 works well with Darwin/QuickTime Streaming Server).
  • The mount point. The streaming server supports multiple mount points, so you can reflect more than one incoming webcast using different port numbers.
  • The broadcast password - you do not enter a username when using Icecast 1 protocols.



Nicecast support live voice over providing a method to mix live audio with audio streaming from an application such as iTunes. This capability is accessed from the Effects Window:

nicecast setup

Once you have added the Voice Over effect, you can configure the input from the voice over window:

nicecast voiceover
Nicecast also supports archiving. Your webcasts can be saved directly to mp3 files via the Nicecast Archiving window:

nicecast setup 5

All other settings for your webcast can be configured from the Nicecast Broadcast window. When you have everything configured, click the "Start Broadcast" button to start webcasting.

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