Sending Data to Icecast Server

Hey all,
Just curious if anyone has any experience/advice creating something simple which takes audio input and streams it to an Icecast server using the Juce framework. I have already checked out ShoutVST, but incorporating that with Juce has proven to be a bit complicated (it wants the audio sent as a char*, which to my knowledge is not one of there typical ways Juce handles audio buffers). Any advice would be appreciated!