What is SHOUTcast

What is SHOUTcast

SHOUTcast is a free-of-charge internet DJ solution. It allows anybody on the internet to broadcast audio from their PC to listeners across the globe.

Setup Winamp with SHOUTcast DSP:

Step 1 Download and install SHOUTcast DSP Plug-In. Click to download

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Step 2 Download and install SHOUTcast Download last version of Winamp. Click to download

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Step 3 When the installation process has completed, start Winamp and open your preferences.
Click on “DSP/Effects” in the menu to the left, and highlight “Nullsoft SHOUTcast Source DSP v2.3.5

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Step 4 Once you have highlighted the proper row, a dialog box will pop up. This is the main SHOUTcast DSP window.
Here, you can configure the server, encoder, and audio settings that you will broadcast with.

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Step 5 Select the “Output” tab at the top of your DSP window. Select “Output 1” under the selection box, and fill in all of the following fields properly.

Server Address: Here, you need to enter the server that was given to you in the welcome email you received from StreamingPulse.
It should look something like “us1.streamingpulse.com”. Make sure that you put in the proper server, or else you will not be able to connect.

Server Port: In this field, you need to enter the port that was given to you in your welcome email.
It should contain 4 numbers. Once again, this must be set properly or else you will be unable to connect.

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Server Password: You need to set the password that was given to you in your welcome email, or the one that you changed it to.
Enter this here, and make sure there are no mistakes. Select the Automatic reconnection, Reconnection timeout 30 seconds.

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Step 6 SHOUTcast Directory setup (streaming server display details):
Click on the “Directory” tab right above where you entered all of the previous information.
If you’d like your server to be listed in the SHOUTcast directory, check the “Make this server public” box, fill in all of the information below the box in a proper manner.
Be sure to check the “Enable Title Updates” and the two boxes that say “Auto” in order to show your users the title of the song that is playing.

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Step 7 Encoder Settings (select streaming audio format)
Select the “Encoder” tab at the top of your DSP window. Make sure under the selection box, you have selected “Encoder 1”.
The Encoder Type can be set to either MP3 or AAC+, our servers support both. MP3 audio sounds alright, but is compatible with just about every media player on the market. AAC+ is compatible with any players, Be sure to choose wisely. In the Encoder Settings dropdown, select the bitrate that you ordered from us, be sure that the line you selected has “Stereo” at the end, so individual sounds will come out of both of your listeners speakers.

Note: If you stream at a bitrate higher than what you have ordered, we will send you a warning email, and your account will be deactivated.
to correct this you will need to adjust your streaming source settings on your encoder,
then login to your control panel and use the “Start Server” button to restart your streaming server.

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Step 8 Input settings (select the input audio surce)
Select the “Input” tab at the top of your DSP window. Unless you have specific soundcard input settings, or want to talk on your stream,
select “Winamp” at the Input Device. As every soundcard is different and individual, we cannot give any tutorials for the Soundcard Input..

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Step 9 Go back to the “Output” tab in your DSP window. Make sure “Output 1” is selected, and then click the connect button.
In the status box above the button, it should give a time and then “Sent xxxx bytes”.

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