Shoutcast removed in VLC 1.1

October 30, 2010

Many people are upgrading to the newest versions of their favorite distros and wondering where the Shoutcast Radio and TV lisings are in the latest version of VLC media player. For example Ubuntu 10.10 was released a few weeks ago and many users have upgraded from 10.04. Ubuntu 10.04 had VLC 1.0.6 which had Shoutcast, but Ubuntu 10.10 has VLC 1.1.4 and is missing Shoutcast.

The reason for this is Shoutcast was removed from VLC starting with version 1.1.0. AOL basically forced VLC to drop Shoutcast. They wanted VLC to either comply with the Shoutcast license or remove Shoutcast from VLC. VLC could not comply with the license and had to remove Shoutcast. VLC is talking with AOL and looking for a solution which would let them again integrate Shoutcast into VLC again.

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