Time To Create Your Own Internet Radio Station?
Have you ever wanted to stream online? It’s NOT as difficult as you might think to start your own Internet radio station.
With RadioDJ you have a couple of options when it comes to streaming.
You can either use a Plugin or you can use a standalone piece of encoding software.
Here are just some of the encoding programs available.
1) MB Recaster (4 free encoders) M B Recaster
2) BUTT (Free) BUTT
3) Edcast standalone Edcast
4) RadioCaster ($49.95) (Shoutcast v1 v2 & Icecast) RadioCaster
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 188.8.131.52:8000)
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.
The RadioDJ streaming plugin written by Marius will stream to a Shoutcast & Icecast server.
You can find a download of Radio DJ by clicking on the picture below.
(If the link isn’t working for you right click on the picture and “Save Link As”)
How to install the streaming plugin.
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…
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.
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.
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
According to Stop forum spam .tk is a well known spammers way of doing things.
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.
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.