How To Get Listed On Icecast.

I went for a look on the Icecast forums and found some really useful information on How To Get Listed on Icecast.

I had the stream up and running but it couldn’t get us listed on the Icecast directory.

I’ve written a short Guide to getting listed on Icecast.

First you need to find this line in the configuration file.

<hostname>localhost</hostname>

Where it says “localhost” you need to put either the IP or web address where your Icecast server is running from. Save the .xml file & restart Icecast.

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If all goes to plan you should see “yp_currently_playing” in your Icecast admin which then in turn means you are listed publicly on the Icecast YP.

If that fails you need to make sure your directory listing tags look like this

<directory>
<yp-url-timeout>15</yp-url-timeout>
<yp-url>http://dir.xiph.org/cgi-bin/yp-cgi</yp-url>
</directory>

Also make sure the “public” bit of the code looks like this. <public>1</public>

I hope this helps people! Please feel free to pass this information on!!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 22:43 PM Europe/London

Praise Indeed!

I absolutley love the users of the RadioDJ forums, But I love those who have come from using SAM broadcaster even more!

Isn’t it nice when someone says this??

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As you can see from the above picture this user in particular has really nailed it on the head about RadioDJ. A friendly and helpful forum and people willing to help each other isn’t something that can be said for certain other software forums.

If you haven’t made the switch from SAM broadcaster to RadioDJ yet.

What are you waiting for? You’ll be a lot happier in the long run.

Sam Broadcaster 2013

SAM Broadcaster 2013: It would appear peoples patience is fast running out with Spacial Audio.

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I would love to know what software this user has switched to.

We’re nearly at the end of 2013 and there have only been 6 updates of SAM Broadcaster 2013 and most of them have been failures.

It’s still the same old program with the same old bugs.

The only major addition this year was FLAC support.

Spacial want people to pay through the nose for what can only be described as a “Lazy” development team who don’t seem interested in getting SAM Broadcaster to work properly.

The fact they are still using Borland/Embarcadero Delphi to make SAM Broadcaster should be ringing alarm bells with everyone.

That’s why SAM broadcaster has so many bugs.

I urge people to STOP paying Spacial for SAM Broadcaster and switch to RadioDJ instead.

RadioDJ is a far better FREE alternative to SAM Broadcaster.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 20:37 PM Europe/London

Sam Cast Fail

Reading through the Spacial forums this post caught my attention.

Screenshot from 2013-10-26 15:52:30

Yet again Spacial seem to be releasing software that isn’t fit for purpose.

They forced people into upgrading to the newer version of SAM Cast just so they could run the newer versions of the software on a new OS.

No software company should do that.

Instead they should make sure their software works on all versions of Windows.

Letting the end user decide what operating system they want to use.

If you need a stand alone encoder then don’t bother with SAM Cast.

It doesn’t support title streaming (Unless you have a degree in programming)

Simplecast was the same that never worked properly either that was prone to crashing without warning as well.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:59 PM Europe/London

Requested By…..

RadioDJ version 1.6.5.0 was released yesterday and what a release! The program just gets better & better.

Now RadioDJ has a better and improved request system.

You can also now Include the username of the person who requested the song in the stream title.

Something that you needed a badly written PAL script for SAM Broadcaster.

Screenshot from 2013-10-09 09:43:47

You can achieve this by adding this code to requests under Options > Stream titles. Choose requests from the list and paste this into the box.

$artist$ - $title$ [Requested By $request_username$]

Don’t forget to click save!

There is also an option to include a message but personally I think that would take up to much space in a title stream.

The demo request PHP script for RadioDJ can be found Here.

If you haven’t tried out RadioDJ what are you waiting for?

RadioDJ is FREE doesn’t require messy pal scripts to do basic functions.

Last updated on: February 8th, 2017
at 08:22 AM Europe/London

Radiodj Comes Of Age!

This morning the latest full working version of RadioDJ was released. It’s been just over a year since we started beta testing and now we have what is truly a great automation program.

I will get round to doing a page dedicated to RadioDJ and how to use it sometime soon. For now I’m busy just enjoying this latest release of RDJ!

A full FREE download can be found here Here . Just unzip to the C:\ drive outside the program folder. Install the database and import tracks and your away. You will never need to pay Spacial audio for SAM Broadcaster ever again!

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 20:37 PM Europe/London

Lazy Sql Programming.

I keep seeing posts on the Spacial forums from users having headaches with SAM Broadcaster and MySQL.

This is nothing new I’ve written about the SQL structure in SAM Broadcaster being badly written before.

Users are being told they cannot use MySQL 5.6 and have to use 5.5 instead.

That just screams Lazy SQL programming to me.

The SAM Broadcaster SQL tables haven’t really changed for over 6 years and the database is prone to crashing.

Where as RadioDJ will work with MySQL 5.6 and the tables don’t crash like the SAM Broadcaster ones do.

If you are having SQL headaches with SAM do yourself a favour uninstall SAM and Install RadioDJ free radio automation software instead & you’ll be better off in the long run.

The database tables in RadioDJ rarely seem to crash or need a repair.

We know of users who have had RadioDJ running for 6 months without so much as a hiccup.

People need to wise up to the fact Spacial Audio just take people’s money for their software without actually doing any work to upgrade their SQL tables or the software itself.

My advice as always is Don’t pay Spacial Audio $$$ for software that isn’t up to the job.

You won’t get any support when things go badly wrong with your database.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:32 PM Europe/London

Game Over Sam Broadcaster!

So finally after 2 or so years of waiting RadioDJ now has a working online request system via the new website templates.

Something SAM Broadcaster has had the ability to do since v1.3.

The song at the top of the playlist marked blue is one I just placed in the queue via my website.

Screenshot from 2013-06-24 15:32:09

It’s not that difficult to setup the request system. If you allow port forwarding on your router & website or VPS.

Just point the serv_inc.php config file to your IP address and SQL database.

A tutorial for setting up Radio DJ requests can be found Here.

Radio DJ can stream to Shoutcast/Icecast via an streaming plugin which can be found Here

You can find the latest version of RadioDJ by clicking on the logo below.

(If the link isn’t working for you right click and “Save link As”)

What are you waiting for give Radio DJ a spin today you may be pleasantly surprised by how well it works.

Should you have issues setting Radio DJ up help is available on the This page

Or you can ask for help on the Community Forums

Now Radio DJ has request capabilities & streaming capabilities no one will need to pay $$$ for radio automation software ever again.

Technically that’s: Game over SAM Broadcaster!

Last updated on: April 3rd, 2017
at 16:10 PM Europe/London

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