With RadioDJ you have to use a stand-alone encoder.
Which is no more difficult than using built in encoders.
Using a stand alone encoder solution means RadioDJ can be left alone to do what its does best and that’s AUTOMATE music, promos and jingles.
Its a method we used when we ran a backup stream for an Internet radio station, We ran RadioDJ alongside a standalone encoder and rarely had any issues.
Here are just some of the free Internet radio stream encoders available.
1) MB Recaster MB Recaster
The MB Recaster features list includes:
- Capture audio from any sound card, input from microphone, line or stereo mix
- Up to 4 encoders of any format (Shoutcast v1 / v2, Icecast)
- Codec MP3 24 to 192k, AAC+ 16 to 96k, AAC 128 to 192k, Opus 20 to 192K, OGG 32 to 192K
- Read metadata from an external text file
- Show stats (if available from the streaming server)
- Save current connections count to a text file CurrentListeners.txt
- Get great sound quality with advanced audio processing functions by adding DSP & VST plugins
- PFL of the final mix
- Windows 7/8/10, Windows Server 32/64 bits
Did You Know: You can connect the RadioDJ history plugin to the CurrentListeners.txt file in MB Recaster to give you a listener count.
2) Sound Empire Caster ($0.00)
This is standalone encoder that recently came to my attention.
Just unzip the program folder and place on the C:\ drive outside of the program folder.
It supports DSP plugins so may be an alternative if you still want to use Stereotool or other DSP sound processing. Just place the required files in the SECaster program folder.
If you get a blank message box pop up while trying to run SECaster you may need to install Visual Basic
Visual Basic Download unzip the folder & install the correct version for your operating system.
3) Edcast: The original stand alone encoder (Shoutcast v1 & Icecast)
(It should connect to Shoutcast v2 servers in legacy mode at least it did on our test server
Please note: While we do our best to test software we cannot always guarantee it will be compatible with your computer
You use software downloaded from external links at your own risk, We are not liable for content/software on external websites
Altacast & Edcast are no longer in in development so if they don’t work you will have to use one of the encoders mentioned above, Both pieces of software are NOT supported use at own risk! They may or may not work correctly on Windows 10.
There are other stand alone encoding programs available but they aren’t listed on this website for reasons beyond our control.
Last updated on: 17th August 2019
at 22:09 PM Europe/London