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Type Non-Profit
Industry Internet Radio Software
Founded Chicago, IL (60067)
Headquarters Chicago, IL, USA
Key people Ed Zaleski, Founder
Employees 1
Website www.oddsock.org, UNOFFICIAL Website: http://users.tpg.com.au/rioradio/, http://code.google.com/p/edcast-reborn/

Edcast (formerly known as Oddcast) is an audio encoder that can be used to create Internet streams of varying types. Currently MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg FLAC, as well as AAC+ are supported. And this application can be used to stream to both icecast2 and SHOUTcast servers.

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

Many independent broadcasters (and even commercial ones) use Edcast to create Internet radio stations like the ones found at the Icecast, Loudcaster and ShoutCAST station directories.


As at January 2011, the official site of edcast ( http://www.oddsock.org ) has a 'we have shut down' message on it.[1]

Edcast is being updated and can now be found at Club RIO. The latest stable version as of October 11, 2011 is Version 3.4.2011.926, and the latest beta version is Version 3.20.2011.1011.

As of early 2012, development of Edcast has been moved to Google code http://code.google.com/p/edcast-reborn/.

The latest stable version available to download is 3.33.2011.1026 and the latest beta version is 3.37.2011.1214.


  1. ^ http://www.oddsock.org/ "The time has come for me to close oddsock.org"