Apple launched Beats 1 this week to quite lot of fanfare.
While they launched Beats 1, It appears Apple also dumped lots of stations from the iTunes radio directory.
While Winamp is a great little media player things have moved on in the last 10 years.
There is now better software than Winamp to stream your Internet radio station with namely Radio DJ free radio automation software.
Why bother with Winamp when you have RadioDJ For FREE?
RadioDJ is a great automation program especially for someone just starting out in the world of Internet radio.
You can find guides and plugins for RadioDJ Here.
You will also need MariaDB installing to run RadioDJ.
There’s also a tutorial On how to setup Maria DB here.
If you get stuck setting things up help & support is always available through the Radio DJ community forums which can be found Here.
So why bother with Winamp? Make the switch to Radio DJ it will make your online radio station sound more professional.
Certain people in the Internet radio community reckoned we ran a pirate radio station & some people also reckon that I have done work for pirate stations in the past.
Nope completely wrong on all counts!
The stations I’ve worked for in the past were all legit and above board. I once got asked to work for a pirate station in Scunthorpe (WLNG) in the late 1980s but also declined that offer.
When it comes to streaming a station I’ve only ever streamed music for me to listen to via a private internal shoutcast server (Which we no longer need because we’ve bought a Chromecast)
What really gets my back up on this subject is the fact that there are so many stations listed on various radio guide websites who have never owned a licence to stream.
Some of those stations have been going over 14 years. I won’t name names but you just know a pirate station on the Internet when you come across one.
No one it seems pulls them up about not having a licence for their music.
I am still streaming my music via
a private server Chromecast and I intend to carry on doing so.
Now piss off and find someone else to harass!
By now most of you know RadioDJ is my no1 choice when it comes to music automation software.
I can leave RadioDJ to do what it does best and that is automate my music collection without me having to worry.
Reliability and stability is what you would expect from a piece of radio automation software and with RadioDJ you get that in spades.
It’s just a shame we couldn’t say the same for “other” paid for radio automation software. We were lucky if other software held up for more than a few hours never mind a few days.
RadioDJ will work for days and weeks without anyone needing to keep an eye on it. (One user reported 7.5 months uptime)
I’m nowhere near as stressed these days because I know just how reliable and stable RadioDJ can be. I don’t find myself swearing at software now.
If you haven’t tried RadioDJ free radio automation software yet, What’s stopping you?
(Right click and “Save Link as”)
Download it and see just how reliable it can be for automating your online radio station.
You’ll never know unless you try it for yourself!
You can find more information on how to setup RadioDJ Here.
Once you get used to RadioDJ you’ll wonder why you ever paid for other well known automation software in the first place.
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.