Thursday, September 9, 2010

How to Create your own Radio Station on the SHOUTcast 2.0 platform?

Here is a simple step by step tutorial on how to Broadcast your Internet Radio Station on SHOUTcast 2.0 platform.

Remember this is basic broadcasting. If you wish to know about advanced settings, that's a separate discussion, details of which I could post later based upon user interest.

Here is a simple video of that shows all the steps:



Step 1
Download and extract latest DNAS from the SHOUTcast site
Step 2
Register yourself as a broadcaster on SHOUTcast.com and get a authkey. The authkey is important
for you to broadcast in the 2.0 mode. Once registered this will give you a conf file that you need to
pass to the DNAS (sc_serv)
Step 3
Configure the downloaded conf file for DNAS and execute!
Step 4
Download and extract the latest SC_TRANS from the SHOUTcast site
Step 5
Configure the SC_TRANS conf file

Also, find below a sample SC_TRANS conf file that you could use - make sure to change the serverip and the serverport fields to the IP and the port of the machine where your DNAS is running.

Let's name the file sc_trans_demo.conf

;; ENCODER OPTIONS

encoder=aacp
bitrate=64000
samplerate=44100
channels=2
aacpbitstreamformat=0


;;; NETWORK OPTIONS
outprotocol=3
serverip=YOUR DNAS(sc_serv) IP
serverport=PORT
password=foobar
uvoxstreamid=1
uvoxauth=foobar
uvoxradiometadata=0
uvoxnewmetadata=1
uvoxmetadatafudgefactor=0.0 secs
shoutcastmetadatafudgefactor=0.0 secs


;;;; LOGGING OPTIONS:
;where does the log file go
logfile=C:/sc_transdemo.log
; 1 to do screen logging else 0
screenlog=1


;;;;;; METADATA CONTROL
public=1

;;;; PLAYLIST CONTROL
; your playlist
playlistfile=C:\sc_trans_demo\sc_trans drop 02_22_2010\playlist_win32.lst
; set our crossfade time to 2 seconds. zero means no xfade
xfade=5
; file must be at least 20 seconds or we don't crossfade
xfadethreshold=20
; drop folder for priority playlists
playlists=playlist/
; where finished priority playlists get copied
archive=archive/




;; REPLAY GAIN CONTROL:
applyreplaygain=0
calculatereplaygain=0

;;; OTHER:
adminport=5555
adminuser=admin
adminpassword=goaway

That's it. Congratulations!! you are now a broadcaster.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your tutorial.

But I have still problems.

My problems start at 11:47
You are changing the serverip to the current ip of the computer right?
I guess so. Indeed I did the same.

My sc_trans_beta_drop6 gives me this
http://img716.imageshack.us/i/transn.jpg/
after I try to execute the config file

My sc_serv2_beta gives me this
http://img39.imageshack.us/i/servr.jpg/
after I executet the config file and
tryed to connect via DSP

Anonymous said...

I did first the serv and than the trans

21.5FM said...

@ Anonymous

Prob with sc_trans is that you have not configured your playlist file properly. Please do the same.

For sc_serv do not try to connect with the DSP plugin. Please follow the tutorial to download the latest DNAS for broadcasting.

Anonymous said...

hi brother,
Thank you for useful video. I do have some questions,
1- Is it necessary to keep on the computer all the time to have the radio running?
2- where is the configuration file?
3- where I have to create my playlist?

Thank you

21.5FM said...

@ Anonymous 2

1 - Yes, and your internet connection on. Else you can get in touch with many hosting services who can help

2 - Which configuration file? There are DNAS and sc_trans configuration files. For 2.0 the DNAS config file can be downloaded by registering yourself on SHOUTcast. The sc_trans config file comes with the SC_Trans binary. It is mentioned shown in the Video tutorial Please refer.

3- You need to create your playlist by specifiying the file location in a ".lst" file that is part of the sc_trans download. It is called playlist_win32.lst for the windows download.

BTW if you specify your names will help in addressing you instead of saying @anonymous :)

Cheers!

Anonymous said...

hey mate...
with what program do you open .conf file ? and how you execute it ?
i dont understund ..
i extract downloaded file and i had just sc_serv.exe and vcredist_x86.exe in foleder win32...
and when i run sc_serv.exe nothing happed..help ..

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