Edcast Standalone: Tutorial
How to setup Edcast. (Use at own risk)
1) A download of Edcast standalone can be found Here.
2) Unzip the files and place the Edcast folder on the C:\ drive outside of the programs folder.
3) Make sure you have given the folder full “Administrator” read/write privileges.
4) You will need to make sure you have Visual Basic installed in order for Edcast to work properly. Unzip the folder and install the .exe as you would any other program.
5) Send the the Edcast standalone .exe file to the desktop as a shortcut and open the program.
6) Click on “add encoder” and start configuring the encoder.
Bitrate: This will be the bitrate your Shoutcast/Icecast server is set to stream at. (e.g 64/96/128)
Samplerate: this needs to be set at either 22050 or 44100
Channels: This should be already set at 2.
Encoder type: This depends on what format you want to stream at the most popular is mp3
Server type: this needs to be set for which sort of server you want to use either Shoutcast or Icecast.
Server IP this is the IP or address of your Shoutcast/Icecast server (e.g 188.8.131.52)
Server port: This will be the port your stream provider has provided for you (e.g 8000)
Encoder Password: The password you chose or the password your streaming provider has given you.
Mountpoint: This is only for Icecast servers (e.g /stream.mp3 /stream.ogg)
Reconnect seconds: This is usually 10 seconds
7) Next you need to Fill in your station details & genre on the YP Settings tab.
N.B: If you don’t want the stream public then don’t check the tickbox.
When you have done this Click OK.
8) Metadata Tab: This is where you get your now playing info from.
Software such as RadioDJ writes now playing info to a text file.
You need to point it at the text file (e.g C:\NowPlaying.txt)
9) Next make sure that Edcast is picking up the right audio channel from the sound card or virtual audio cable.
You should now be able to connect your encoder to your server. It’s not that hard to setup. We Hope you find this useful.