Stand Alone Encoding Software

With RadioDJ you have a couple of options when it comes to streaming.

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You can either use a Plugin or you can use a standalone piece of encoding software.

“I’m a big fan of using a standalone piece of software to encode with as it frees up RadioDJ to do what it does best!”

 
Here are just some of the encoding programs available.

1) MB Recaster (4 free encoders) M B Recaster

mbrecaster

2) BUTT (Free) BUTT

BUTT

3) RadioCaster ($49.95) (Shoutcast v1 v2 & Icecast) RadioCaster

4) Sound Empire Caster ($0.00) (Shoutcast v1 v2 & Icecast)

This is a standalone streamer that recently came to my attention. You can try it for yourself by downloading & unzipping SE Caster folder onto your C:\ drive

Please note: Some Antivirus programs seem to think there are viruses in the SE Caster program files but we can assure you we’ve scanned and scanned again using several online scanners. Kaspersky says the files are safe to use and that’s the one we trust.

 

Happy streaming! There are other streaming programs available but they aren’t listed here for reasons beyond our control.

N.B: Anyone wanting Edcast/Altacast standalone will have look elsewhere on the Internet we don’t supply those pieces of software from this website anymore.

Please note: While we do our best to test software we cannot guarantee any of the above software will work on your computer, Use at own risk. We are not liable for content on someone else’s website.

Last updated on: April 12th, 2017
at 12:58 PM Europe/London

Importing Shoutcast/icecast Streams In Radiodj

How do you import a stream into RadioDJ?

1) Open Track import from the options menu;
2) Select track category as “Radio Shows” set a genre and subcategory;
3) Select track type as “Internet Stream”;
4) Paste the address of the server you want to relay such as this; (e.g 192.234.245.4:8000)

RadioDJ track/stream Import

5) Give it a Name from the details tab & then click import;
6) Then set an event up to load it as a track at the time you want to start relaying the stream;
7) After you have finished relaying the stream just set another event up to start playing the next track;

It really is that simple! Importing Shoutcast/Icecast streams in RadioDJ shouldn’t be difficult.

RadioDJ free radio automation software

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 22:19 PM Europe/London

Radiodj Streaming Plugin

The RadioDJ streaming plugin written by Marius will stream to a Shoutcast & Icecast server.

How to install the streaming plugin.

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Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 15:33 PM Europe/London

Budding Radio Dj

Q: Are you a Budding Radio DJ?

Starting doing Internet radio as a hobby can be daunting at first but when you get used to streaming it can be a great hobby to have.

If you’re a Budding Radio DJ and are looking to get started then may I suggest a few pieces of software to use that won’t cost you a penny.

In order to start streaming on the internet you will need the following…

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Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 05:21 AM Europe/London

How To: Get Listed On Steamcast

How To: Get Listed on Steamcast?

I’ve known about Steamcast for quite sometime now. After seeing a forum post about it yesterday I tried setting up a server on the computer.

Even for someone with a reasonable knowledge of how to configure stuff I was stumped while trying to get it up and running.

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After trying both the Windows & Linux versions of Steamcast I just couldn’t get the encoder to connect. I kept getting a “Bad Password” error yet I tried both the admin and DJ passwords.

Then I read a bit more info on Steamcast on this post on Broadcasting world

I then realised you don’t need a Steamcast server to be listed on the Steamcast website. You can do this quite easily through your Icecast server.

You just need to add this bit of code to your Icecast server configuration file.

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You can find the copy and paste of the code Here

Just add it to the code to the .xml configuration file of your Icecast server.

Restart your icecast server for the changes to take effect.

If all goes to plan and your server is listed as public your station should be listed Here

It really is that simple!


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

Wot No Proper Web Address?

Recently I’ve seen a rise in links with people offering shoutcast/icecast servers and even links to software all using a .tk web address.

According to Stop forum spam .tk is a well known spammers way of doing things.

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As you can see from the above picture this sounds like yet another fly by night shoutcast host. Who doesn’t appear to have a proper web address instead he’s got a .tk one.

When searching for a shoutcast/icecast host make sure you follow these rules.

1) Make sure the host you intend to use has a proper web address and email address.

2) Read reviews about them on radio websites such as Broadcasting World

3) Look at their uptime any company that claims to have 100% uptime is lying.

(99.9% is acceptable as no host ever has 100% uptime)

4) Don’t be afraid to ask questions before you sign up. Any company worth their salt will get back to you with answers.

At the end of the day you want your station to sound professional and you certainly don’t need a host who’s servers aren’t up to the job.

Remember a fool and his money are easily parted!

I certainly would never entertain any web host or server host using a .tk address to sell their wares. It’s not a proper website address.

Last updated on: January 29th, 2014
at 14:17 PM Europe/London

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

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