SHOUTcast Radio FAQ

The audio skips or cuts off when Im tuned into a SHOUTcast Radio station

If you're experiencing audio skipping or the stream cuts off in the middle of a song, it could be due to several reasons. Please check if your Internet connection is fast enough to accommodate the bitrate of the radio station. You also might want to try a station that is of a lower bitrate. Another reason might be a problem at the server side then please contact the radio station.

I have configured SHOUTcast to launch my default media player, but it does not work.

Please make sure you have your media player associated the *.pls filetype and additionally the *.m3u and *.xspf filetypes (which can be used if your media player does not support the *.pls filetype which is used by default for station listings). You will need to consult the documentation relating to your media player on how to setup the required file associations correctly. For Winamp see here.