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: May 3rd, 2017
at 15:13 PM Europe/London

Why Is My Shoutcast Server Private?

Why Is My Shoutcast Server Private? Was a question asked recently by someone on the Shoutcast forums.

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The user then goes on to say he is using the free shoutcast service “Listen2MyRadio”

That’s exactly where his problem lies.

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Last updated on: May 26th, 2017
at 13:12 PM Europe/London

Budding Radio Dj

Q: Are you a Budding Radio DJ?

Starting out doing Internet radio as a hobby can seem 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: May 26th, 2017
at 13:03 PM Europe/London

Unlimited Listeners? My Arse!

Yesterday I was made aware of an advert that had popped up on a forum for a company called Guru streaming.

So I went and had a look at the website.

While you are greeted with a very smart looking website when you actually get to the price plans you see their services are “unlimited”

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Last updated on: May 26th, 2017
at 12:40 PM Europe/London

Shoutcast Ad Supported Streams

Just read an article on Broadcasting World.

Radionomy have now launched Shoutcast Ad supported streams.

Which means an advert will play over your stream 2 times per hour.

This is if you are signed up totheir SHOUTcast Streaming Service.

I’m not sure if this is a good idea or not?

I just wonder how many listeners this is going to put off listening to a stream though Shoutcast?

I doubt this will do much for a lot of users other than annoy the people wanting to listen to music.

I feel that if people wanted adverts on a radio station then they would be listening to a station on the FM Dial or DAB not online!

One huge question remains:

Now Radionomy are sticking adverts into peoples streams does that mean Radionomy are paying for the royalties for that stations stream as well?

If the answer to that is yes then it would be a good idea.

If not then it’s a NO from me.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:26 PM Europe/London

All Change For The Shoutcast Yp Listings

I noticed about 2 hours ago that I couldn’t find certain stations on shoutcast.com

After I logged onto the Winamp forums all became apparent when I saw this announcement from DrO.

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The name servers on the Shoutcast website no longer point to AOL servers but now Radionomy’s servers.

Domain Name: SHOUTCAST.COM

Registrar: MELBOURNE IT, LTD. D/B/A INTERNET NAMES WORLDWIDE

Whois Server: whois.melbourneit.com

Referral URL: http://www.melbourneit.com

Name Server: NS5.RADIONOMY.COM

Name Server: NS6.RADIONOMY.COM

Name Server: NS7.RADIONOMY.COM

 

What does this mean for the shoutcast YP listings? At this stage we can only but guess that they will look a lot different when Radionomy have finished with them.

I guess the next few weeks/months will be an interesting time for Internet Radio…

Last updated on: March 27th, 2017
at 06:42 AM 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

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