Setting Up An Encoder (Streaming Media)

A user on the RadioDJ forums was asking for help setting up his Shoutcast encoder so I thought I would do a basic post about how you set one up.

Most encoding software tends to be similar to setup and run.

Most of the encoding programs rely on several bits of information in order for you to connect to Shoutcast or Icecast

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Last updated on: March 11th, 2018
at 09:50 AM Europe/London

RadioDJ & Altacast Are Separate Programs

There appears to be some confusion about Altacast encoding software it seems people thought it was connected to RadioDJ.

Nope! Altacast is/was coded by a completely different person.

Important: Altacast Plugin for RadioDJ will NOT function with RadioDJ v2.0.0 you’ll be stuck on v1.8.2 if you wish to keep using that UNSUPPORTED plugin.

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Last updated on: January 10th, 2018
at 15:13 PM Europe/London

Avoid Running “other” Software On Your RadioDJ Machine!

Recently noticed a couple of users complaining they were having performance issues with the machine they were running RadioDJ on.

RadioDJ free radio automation software v1.8.2

It’s since transpired that they had other programs/processes open when they had the problems.

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Last updated on: January 27th, 2018
at 10:11 AM Europe/London

Altacast No Longer Supported On The RadioDJ Forum

This morning I went onto the RadioDJ forums to see what was happening.

I saw a post from Marius the website owner stating that the Altacast sub forum had been removed.

“We were notified that Altacast is violating DMCA and as a result I will remove all related stuff from this forum.”

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Last updated on: January 3rd, 2018
at 13:07 PM Europe/London

Radiocaster 2.5.0

I saw there had been an update for Radiocaster the stand alone encoding software from DJSoft.

Radio caster 2.5.0

I downloaded and installed it to do a few tests again. Not much appears to have changed really since I last tested version 2.3.0.

The demo still has the annoying “Stream encoded by Radiocaster” popping up every few minutes.

We can’t really test something that puts audio over the stream now can we?

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Last updated on: February 16th, 2018
at 13:33 PM Europe/London

Endless Buffering With Sam Broadcaster Cloud

Just seen a post on the Spacial forums from a user using SAM Broadcaster Cloud to stream in Second Life.


He appears to be suffering with those dreaded “buffering” issues with the SAM Broadcaster Cloud broadcast control.

SAM Broadcaster Cloud Buffering.

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Last updated on: November 30th, 2017
at 10:22 AM Europe/London

Stop Blaming Peoples Internet Connection

Reading a topic on the Spacial forums from a user who’s having those dreaded “Buffering” issues with the encoders in SAM Broadcaster.

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The SVS volunteers on the Spacial forums are trying yet again to blame the problem on the user’s connection.

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Last updated on: November 24th, 2017
at 15:16 PM Europe/London