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Industry Internet Radio Software
Founded Chicago, IL (60067)
Key people
Ed Zaleski, Founder
Number of employees
Original author(s) Ed Zaleski
Developer(s) RadioDJ.ro
Stable release 1.0 / September 3, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-09-03)
Development status Active
Platform Microsoft Windows
Type Streaming media
License Free and Open source
Website www.altacast.com

Edcast (formerly known as Oddcast) is a free and open source audio encoder that can be used to create Internet streams of varying types. Many independent and commercial broadcasters use Edcast to create Internet radio stations, such as those listed on the Icecast, Loudcaster and Shoutcast station directories.

EdCast is currently forked as Altacast and maintained by the RadioDJ.ro community. [1]


The development of the original streaming software ceased in January 2011. The official site at Oddsock.org displays a 'we have shut down' message.[2]

Edcast, a fork of Oddsock, is being updated and hosted at Club RIO. In early 2012, development of Edcast was moved to Google Code and SourceForge. As of October 30, 2011, the latest stable version is 3.33.2011.1026 and the latest beta version is 3.37.2011.1214.

In September 2012, a second fork, Altacast was released. The latest version is 1.0 for all media players.


Edcast can stream to Icecast and SHOUTcast servers in Ogg Vorbis and Ogg FLAC out-of-the-box. MP3, AAC and AAC+ support can be added via the LAME encoder, libFAAC.dll, and enc_aacplus.dll (obtainable from Winamp 5.61)[3] respectively.

Edcast is supported on both Windows and Linux platforms. It will run in conjunction with various media players, such as Winamp and foobar2000, as well as a standalone encoder.


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