I have just downloaded this software in order to create and broadcast a radio show.
What i dont understand, is that play it live broadcasts where and how?
Sam broadcaster and radio dj whi i recebtly tried to use where using shoudtcast i beleive
I love 'Playit Live' and it works great. I have downloaded Icecast and set that up and it works, (it's a miracle) so the whole thing goes 'on air' no problem .. but ... we're an online radio station and want people to be able to click a link on our website and listen .. As I'm a complete dummy, please be gentle with me. My question is, ... What do I link to? and where do I find whatever I need?
From the setup in "Capture" the Icecast server seems to be inside a domestic network (in private 192.168.1.X IP address space) so nobody outside your network will be able to connect.
While it would be possible to make the Icecast server (and possibly the device it is running on) available on the public Internet I wouldn't recommend that. For more than private experimentation there are Icecast servers.
Not a recommendation but the first Google hit was https://www.internet-radio.com/servers/icecast/
Their website looks promising.
Once you have a publicly accessible stream you can have a link that invokes a player on a computer or other device.
Thank you for that Mark, obviously, 'Playit' and the Icecast config file are sitting on my computer inside my domestic network. Play it is fully scheduled ready to go, what I can't work out is how the heck to allow the outside world to 'see' / hear what I'm streaming. Do I upload the folder to somewhere? .. I am aware that I may need to engage an outside server, but how to I allow that server to access the Icecast config set up I have on my computer.
Please help, If you are able to throw any light onto this problem I would be most grateful .. As I said in my post please keep it simple, for a dummy like me it almost needs to be 'Janet and John' stuff -
Thank you Mark for your reply. The attached login-form.jpg is where I am right now. I have completed the form with the ip address on my computer and the Icecast config page details (Port and Mount point). Because the Icecast config doc and cmd box are both on my computer the blessed completed form can't find them to. I have tried disabling the Firewall, I have changed the network to public and nothing works.
I really hate to be a pain in the backside Mark, but I really am desperate .. 'How do I get the 'Listen to my radio' host to accept the stream I am generating from my computer. I hope attached jpgs will help.
Thank you so very much Mark, I'm very grateful. I have been doing a bit of further research this evening. It seems I need to first set a static ip (Your may have gathered I'm not very computer savvy - LOL) .. then forward a port with BT (Our internet Provider) - apparently they'll guide us through that process.. I'm now hoping that will allow Icecast to stream direct from my computer without the need to use 'Listen2myradio' - and I can link from our website with the player URL Icecast have provided.
Fingers crossed I'll let you know.
Thank you once again
Having had a look at the support video on listen2myradio I'm a bit less than impressed. I really can't see why they suggest using Winamp and the streaming plug in when B.U.T.T. is free and extremely simple to use.
It seems that when you sign up to the free service you get an IP address and a port. Those can be entered (with the username and password) at the appropriate points in the PlayIt Live plug in.
I can't see why it wouldn't " ;just work" if you did that.
You don't need your local Icecast serer at all.
Hi Mark .. Thank you for this, unfortunately, I've tried everything I can think of and all of your suggestions .. nothing works .. I simply can't get access to my stream from outside my network. We have tried port forwarding, just about every ip address I can find and still it won't stream.
BT (our internet connection) assures us all is well at their end. I must be doing something silly.
This is very presumptive of me, but I would welcome giving you remote access to the computer to see if you can 'see' what I can't ..
Ideally, all I wanted to do is set up the icecast server on this computer and stream to a player linked from our website. I got 'Playit' set up, schedule/clocks etc. Downloaded the plug in, completed all the data required, with some trepidation we pressed the stream now and bingo, 'on air' pops up - So we know everything is working within our network .. but cannot be heard outside.
As a codicil Mark .. I understand from Icecast, if I can see the screenshots attached it means I am successfully connected and set up to them. As you can see these screenshots are from my computer and yet .. I don't seem to be able to access the listing screen from outside my network
There's now an element of desperation before I finally take an axe to the flippin thing ..
Icecast inside your network is not the answer.
The key thing is that you need an Icecast server on the public Internet.
That will not be in the 192.168.1.x address range.
I really don't recommend port forwarding and a server on your playout PC. That is asking for trouble.
The streaming needs to be by an (Icecast or Shoutcast) server provider (Listen2myradio or whoever).
Your Icecast server on your home network is fine for use at home but that's all. Use a public server for others to listen.
Another low cost option seems to be
There isn't anything wrong with your setup as such, it is just that it isn't using an Icecast server on the public Internet.
While I don't recommend it, as a technical point, port forwarding on a BT home hub may well work.
You would probably need to set up a new rule and forward port 8000.
At the very least, if you are going to do this, get a Raspberry Pi for the Icecast server. That way when it all goes wrong you can wipe it all and start again !
Hi Mark ,, Finally got it sorted. It was an ip issue. I was trying to link with my external ip to a remote server (I told you I am a dummy - LOL). So the stream is now .... our server to Icecast to L2MR to the internet. www.papa-d.uk .. It remains for me to say thank you so very much for your help
id advise anyone not to use a home network as a shoutcast server for 2 simple reasons.
1) your home broadband wont hold more than say 50 listeners and then it will cause buffering.
2) more listeners the slower your broadband will be.
far easier to get a free shoutcast server or get one off ebay,