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Setting up SAM Broadcaster to use with your SHOUTcast Stream

Once you have SAM Broadcaster installed and running select “Encoders” from the Window menu to begin.

 

Step 1

Click the plus sign (+) to add a new encoder.

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Step 2

From the select plugin window choose “MP3 (LAME_ENC)” and then click ok.

SamCastPlugin

 

Step 3

In the Converter tab, select a ‘Bit Rate’ of 96kbps  (Your Second Streaming stream will support connections of up to 192Kbps, however, whether your ISP connection can maintain this will depend on the number of applications using your internet connection, cable/wifi quality, how many hops your providers’ network takes to reach the backbone of the Internet, contention ratios etc. We recommend you start at 96Kbps as a baseline, the quality of audio at this rate is near CD and will provide a great listening experience for most listeners.  It can take some trial and error to find the best connection speed to use, even with a fairly poor connection you should be able to sustain a minimum of 48Kbps). Set ‘Mode’ to Stereo and leave the ‘Sampling rate’ set to Auto.

SamCast Converter

 

Step 4

Under the Server Details tab, select ShoutCast in the ‘Server Type’ area then move to the SHOUTcast section below and select “v1″, then enter you server IP address in ‘Server IP’, your port number in ‘Server Port’ and enter your password (user password not your admin password) in the ‘Password’ field. Under the ‘Station Details’section you can name your stream, select a genre and add a url if appropriate.  Your Second Streaming stream is provided in private mode for use in Second Life and does not connect to the SHOUTcast directory so ‘List on public station listing’ should be deselected, ‘Enable title streaming’ should be checked. Your setup is now complete and you are ready to broadcast.  OK the encoder configuration.

SamCast ServerDetails

 

Step 5

You are now returned to the Encoders window, with the encoder entry you just created highlighted click the “play” button to begin your broadcast, when you are finished broadcasting, return to the encoders window and click the “stop” button to close the connection to your stream.

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