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Wednesday, 16 December 2020 09:16

How to set up Broadcast Software

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BROADCASTER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MOST POPULAR SOFTWARE

 

If you don't want to use Radiojar's virtual studio, the broadcast link and server credentials that come with it allow you to broadcast using the equipment of your choice. The information will allow you to use any icecast-compatible DJing software or plugin to connect to Radiojar.

 

Here is a list of third party applications that are known to work with Icecast:

 

01. Broadcast Using This Tool (BUTT)

Butt is a simple IceCast v1/ShoutCast v1 compatible tool that takes one audio stream of your soundcard and relays it directly to the server. When properly set up all you have to do is run Butt then just play the music in an audio player or speak into your microphone without needing any extra interaction with the streaming software. You can use this guide as to set up BUTT and connect it with Radiojar.

 

02. Mixxx

Mixxx is the only free cross-platform vinyl control software and has the most advanced MIDI/HID controller support.

You can download it for free at the official site. The guide below will help you through the set up with Radiojar.

 

03. Music Player Deamon (MPD)

Music Player Daemon (MPD) is a flexible, powerful, server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol.

 

04. SAM Broadcaster

SAM Broadcaster is a professional DJ system that allows you to stream audio over the internet to listeners across the world. A tutorial is available for versions PRO and STUDIO here.

 

05.Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ is a range of audio/video mixing software for use by mobile and club DJs.

The versions that support broadcasting are: "VirtualDJ Broadcaster", "VirtualDJ Pro Basic" and "VirtualDJ Pro Full" and the tutorial available is here.

 

06.Radio Boss

This is an affordable, reliable automation software solution to automating your broadcasting needs.

 

07.IceS

Download the source client for broadcasting in MP3 format to an icecast2 server. IceS reads audio data from an input and sends the audio data to one or more files or icecast servers. Before it’s actually sent out, some processing maybe performed, typically resampling and/or downmixing to produce streams suited to various bandwidth requirements. Available only for Linux/ Unix.

 

08. Koalasan App- Available for broadcasting at any time via any ios device

 

09. BroadcastMySelf

BroadcastMySelfis a free, android client for Icecast/Shoutcast Server.

 

10. Edcast

 

For Linux/Unix only there are some more software available like the following:

 

  • Ices
  • DarkIce
  • DeeFuzzer
  • FreeJ
  • IceGenerator
  • KRADradio
  • Muse

 

Mixxx is the only free cross-platform vinyl control software and has the most advanced MIDI/HID controller support.
Here is the official site where you can download it for free:
http://www.mixxx.org/

This is mixxx's main window. Click on "Options" -> "Preferences".

This is the window that will appear.

 

 

You can either use mixxx's console or your hardware (for example http://www.hercules.com/en/DJ-Music/ ).
If you want to use your own hardware, firstly, you have to select the source of sound that you will use and then you should go to "Controllers", choose the type of the console and load it.

Now, go to "Live Broadcasting" to set up the server info.

To find the required information go to the "Broadcast" tab in the "Settings" section of your station's administration panel.

 

Fill in the blanks with this information.

 

 

First, in the section "Type" select "IceCast 2".
In the section "Host" type the IP address which you can find at "Host" of your Broadcast link.
In the section "Login" write "source".
In section "Mount" fill in the info displayed in "Mount Point" of your Broadcast link.

In the section "Port" write "80".

In the section "Password" fill in the "Mount password" of your Broadcast link.
Then, in the "Format" section select "MP3" and "Stereo" at "Channels".
We recommend you to choose a Bitrate of 128kbps.


Don't forget to click on "Enable live broadcasting" before you press OK.

Now you are ready to broadcast!

 

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