With RadioDJ you have to use a stand-alone encoding solution.
Which is no more difficult than using a built in encoder.
Using a stand alone encoder solution means RadioDJ can be left alone to do what its does best and that’s AUTOMATE music, promos and jingles.
Its a method we used when we ran a backup stream for an Internet radio station a few years back, We ran RadioDJ alongside a standalone encoder and rarely had issues.
Here are just some of the free Internet radio stream encoders available.
1) Sound Empire Caster ($0.00)
This is standalone encoder that recently came to my attention developed by someone from Ukraine.
Just unzip the program folder and place on the C:\ drive outside of the program folder.
It supports DSP plugins so it may be an alternative if you still want to use DSP sound processing. Just place the required DSP files in the SECaster program folder.
Please note: If your antivirus software complains just add the Sound Empire Caster program folder to the exclusion list in your Antivirus software and Windows Defender.
TIP 2: If you get white noise over your stream whilst using SE Caster just switch on the AGC in RadioDJ, we’ve been informed that alleviates the issue.
TIP 3: If the metadata/titles don’t automatically start with your encoder, Just give the stream a quick stop and start and metadata should then start populating on your stream again.
2) MB Recaster MB Recaster
The MB Recaster features list includes:
- Capture audio from any sound card, input from microphone, line or stereo mix
- Up to 4 encoders of any format (Shoutcast v1 / v2, Icecast)
- Codec MP3 24 to 192k, AAC+ 16 to 96k, AAC 128 to 192k, Opus 20 to 192K, OGG 32 to 192K
- Read metadata from an external text file
- Show stats (if available from the streaming server)
- Save current connections count to a text file CurrentListeners.txt
- Get great sound quality with advanced audio processing functions by adding DSP & VST plugins
- PFL of the final mix
- Windows 7/8/10, Windows Server 32/64 bits
3) Edcast: The original stand alone encoder (Shoutcast v1 & Icecast)
It should connect to Shoutcast v2 servers in legacy mode at least it did on our test server.
Please note: While we do our best to test software we cannot always guarantee it will be compatible with your computer
You use software downloaded from external links at your own risk, We are not liable for content/software on external websites
Altacast & Edcast are no longer in in development so if they don’t work you will have to use one of the encoders mentioned above, Both pieces of software are NOT supported use at own risk! They may or may not work correctly on Windows 10.
There are other stand alone encoding programs available but they aren’t listed on this website for reasons beyond our control.
YOU will have to take that up with the developer of that piece of encoding software.
We only supply links to websites with those pieces of software available for download.
Who checks if an Internet radio station is streaming using the right codecs with the correct codec licences anyway?
Last updated on: 8th November 2019
at 08:55 AM Europe/London