Manual for Icecast – Individual Product Download to Your Desktop
July 10, 2017
Open Icecat is a free service that enables you to insert (real-time) product content from some 300 major brands or manufacturers into your web site or e-business system. Icecast is a tool to support you with the manual download of product data, using the Icecat website.
Icecat provides users product data to be integrated into their website. Other available interfaces are:
- Quick Guide for real-time data (xml, csv)
- Icecat URL Interface
- Manual for Icecat CSV Interface
- Manual: Product XMLs batch processing
Access to Icecat
In order to access Open Icecat, you will need a username and password, provided by Icecat. If you don’t have these, please register online for Open Icecat. The Open Icecat catalog is free and contains millions of product data-sheets.
Tip: During the registration you need to choose for the URL or Data (XML) version. If you want to make use of XML, make sure you choose the “Open Icecat Data” subscription. You can always change this afterwards, or create a second subscription for the URL (links to hosted data-sheets) download format.
If you need more product data coverage, you will need to upgrade to Full Icecat. You can make your request via our contact page.
Access to the product information of Full Icecat is protected. If you want to access Full Icecat product information, we will need to unblock your IP address. Fill in the IP-address(es) of your server(s) and office in the “Allowed IP addresses” field. If you don’t know your office IP addresses, visit What is my IP to find your (office) IP. For you server IP address, please ask your system operator or provider.
You can fill in several IP addresses, separated by a space.
Popular web shop software Add-ons
If you are searching for a way to connect your web shop and integrate Icecat product information, check the most popular Icecat Add-ons.
Icecast is a browser extension which allows you to download individual product files like photos, videos and manuals, via Icecat.
The Icecast extension is available for Chrome.
After installing Icecast, login to Icecat to download the product files you need.
First, search for the product of which you need to download data. Next, when you are on the product page, download the content files by clicking on the Icecast button. The button is normally placed on the right side on the taskbar of your browser.
When you click the Icecast button a window will pop-up and you will be asked to select what you want to download:
- Product CSV (it includes the whole product information)
- Videos and
You can then save the selected data in a zipped file on your computer. The zipped file will contain all selected product information.
In order to read and understand the information in CSV, load the file in Excel and split the data in columns, then split the first column at the comma in several columns.