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.

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

Don’t Forget The Sample Rate

Recently started seeing posts from people on the RadioDJ forums saying they couldn’t get the Altacast encoder plugin working.

With an error message that looked like this.

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It then transpired that the users concerned hadn’t entered the “Samplerate” when setting the encoder up.

In order to stream with the newer version of the Altacast plugin for RadioDJ you need to specify a samplerate.

The samplerate is usually set at 22050 or 44100 depending on how you want your stream to sound.

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General rule of thumb: If the stream is 96kbps or below then the samplerate would be 22050 If the stream is 128kbps and above the samplerate should ideally be 44100.

That’s all there is to it just make sure you’ve set your Server iP, port, bitrate, passwords and server type correctly & you should be good to go.

Happy streaming!

Last updated on: April 3rd, 2017
at 16:04 PM Europe/London

Listen2Myradio Why Even Bother?

A user has posted on the Shoutcast forums about a problem he’s having with @Listen2MyRadio blocking links to external players.

Listen2MyRadio is a free Shoutcast service that requires a listener to tune in via a badly coded page (See Below)

Listen2Myradio

(They do paid plans as well as to how well the paid for servers fair I don’t know TBH)

Read reviews before you commit to buying anything.

I’ve tried the free service once or twice over the last 9 or so years it’s been around.

Every time It’s buffered within 10 minutes of starting a stream or cut out completely requiring a restart of the Shoutcast encoders.

It’s not what you could call reliable at all.

Why even bother with the Listen2MyRadio free service? It’s no where near good enough to run a full time radio stream with.

The alternative is either get a cheap VPS for around $2.50 a month and run your own Shoutcast server on that.

Find a reliable Shoutcast host who will be able to give you the stability and quality you need. Any good Shoutcast host will answer any questions you may have before you sign up.

“Beware of Shoutcast hosts who claim to be able to give you “Unlimited” listener slots/bandwidth”

 
If you decide you want to go down the road of getting your own VPS there are plenty of tutorials on Google about how to set Shoutcast up on a server.

If any these free services were any good we’d be telling people to use them but Alas they aren’t as good as people expect.

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

Pirate V’s Legal

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!

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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!

Last updated on: February 13th, 2017
at 10:49 AM 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.

Read the full article

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

Sam Broadcaster Unable To Send Data Fast Enough

Anyone who has ever encountered this problem with SAM Broadcaster knows how frustrating it can be when this error message appears in encoders window.

“Unable to send data fast enough Encoding paused until buffer clears”

 

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When the encoders in SAM Broadcaster say “Unable to send data fast enough” It is NOT your internet connection or your computer at fault.

It’s a major flaw in the SAM Broadcaster encoders which has never been addressed.

If you do a search for the subject on the Spacial Audio forums.

The results extend to 28 pages with users being told that it’s a problem with their connection.

When it’s actually the SAM Broadcaster encoders at fault.

SAM Broadcaster Unable to send data fast enough

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We’ve spent long enough testing other standalone encoding software options & they all worked as they should for days and weeks without buffering.

There is an easy solution to this problem.

1) Uninstall Sam Broadcaster from your PC.
2) Download RadioDJ & unzip the RadioDJ folder onto the root of the C:\ drive outside the programs folder.

3) Install RadioDJ as per These Instructions
4) Then you can install either a standalone encoder or you can install the RadioDJ Streaming Plugin

Hopefully you should have no more buffering issues with your stream.

If you do it might be worth having a word with your ISP support department to smooth out any connection problems with your upload speeds.

Also in the unlikely event of you running into any issues then there’s help available on the RadioDJ Community Forum

If you search the RadioDJ forums you might just find your question has been answered before.

No one should have to put up with the encoders in software buffering on them!

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

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