- This is a list of some of the more popular streaming encoders currently in use-
Windows Media Encoder
Windows Media Encoder is a great tool for content producers who want to capture audio and video content.
Microsoft stopped supporting WME as of 2010, and replaced it with their new Expressions Encoder platform. However, WME is still in use by a large number of streamers out there.
To download the final version Windows Media Encoder 9 Click Here
Microsoft's Expression Encoder
Expression Encoder Pro is a streamlined video production tool that enables you to focus on enhancing, encoding and delivering your on-demand or live video content at higher quality with less effort. It offers advanced functionality and support by allowig you to publish H.264 or VC-1 content, broadcast live events with Smooth Streaming, and capture screencasts of any length.
For info about Microsoft's Expression Encoder Click Here
ShoutCast DSP / SamCast / NiceCast
In order to broadcast to a running SHOUTcast server, you need the SHOUTcast Source DSP Plug-in for WinAmp. It's a piece of software which adds SHOUTcast broadcast ability to the Winamp software. The DSP Plug-in acts as a bridge between your Winamp software and a SHOUTcast DNAS server.
To download the latest version of the ShoutCast DSP plugin Click Here
SamCast allows you to stream live audio anytime, anywhere, whether captured from your sound card, microphone or line-in. In addition to IceCast, SAMCast also supports output to ShoutCast (MP3 & AAC) and Windows Media servers.
For more information about streaming with SamCast Click Here
Nicecast is an easy way to broadcast music from OS X. Nicecast can help you create your own internet radio station using an audio player like iTunes to DJ your favorite music.
For more information about streaming using NiceCast Click Here
RealProducer provides fault-tolerant encoding to convert a variety of media types into RealAudio and RealVideo formats. Some if it's features include:
-Live and/or simulated live video and/or audio webcasts
-On-demand audio and/or video
-Synchronized multimedia using a combination of datatypes
For more information about streaming using Real Producer Click Here
QuickTime Broadcaster / WireCast / Flash Media Encoder
QuickTime Broadcaster is Apple’s live encoding software tool which allows you produce events for live online delivery. It supports the output of MPEG-4 and H.264, as well as 3GP.
For more information about QuickTime Broadcaster Click Here
With WireCast, you can stream multiple live video cameras, while dynamically mixing in other media (movies, images etc). Features such as Chroma Key and built-in titles allow you to create professional webcasts. WireCast supports output to QT, Flash, and Windows Media servers.
Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder is a media encoder that streams audio and video in real time to a Flash Media Server or Wowza Media Server. Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder supports VP6 as well as H.264 streaming.
For more information about Adobe's FMLE Click Here
The Barix Instreamer is an intelligent hardware encoder that converts analog and digital audio into MP3 which then can be transmitted to a streaming server. Ideal for live broadcasters, this device eliminates the need to dedicate a computer solely to streaming.
For a video tutorial on how to set up the Barix Instreamer Click Here
The Unreal IP Camera and Encoder Box are two hardware encoders which offer a rich choice of live streaming functionality over IP networks.
For a tutorial on how to set up the Unreal IP Camera or Encoder Box Click Here