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How to connect SAM Broadcaster to SHOUTcast

1. Install SAM Broadcaster

For this guide we'll be using SAM Broadcaster's free trial. You can download and purchase SAM Broadcaster from SpacialAudio's website.
Newer versions might differ slightly from this guide.


SAM Cast comes in four versions - Lite, Plus, Pro and Studio. You must use the Pro or Studio version to connect to a VosCast SHOUTcast server. The Lite and Plus versions only allow you to connect to partners of SpacialAudio.

2. Configure SAM Broadcaster for broadcasting


a. Launch SAM Broadcaster



b. Find the Encoders sub window. I had this on "Desktop B", yours may vary depending on the layout selected.



c. Click the + on the Encoders sub window to create a new encoder. Select which plugin you wish to use, we suggest using the suggested plugin of MP3 (LAME_ENC). Please note that SHOUTcast only supports MP3 and AAC - the WMA and Ogg encoders will not work with SHOUTcast.



d. Select the Converter tab. Select the maximum bitrate of your plan or lower.


You may also wish to set the mode to Mono audio if you are on a lower bitrate for a better quality stream.



e. Select the Server Details Tab.


Under Server Type, select "ShoutCast"


Right of "SHOUTcast", select v1 if you are using a 1.9.8 server. If you are using 2.0, select v2.


Under Server Details on the left, add your server's hostname (recommended) or IP address, port and password. These can be found in your welcome email or on the overview page of the client area.


Under Station Details on the right, add your station's name and genre. Then add your website's URL, AIM handle, ICQ number or IRC Channel (if any).



f. Click ok to close the Encoder and Streamer configuration dialog. You'll now see the encoder you created listed in the Encoders sub window. Click the black Play sign to start the encoder.



g. On the Desktop A you can start DJing. Once you are, you will see the dB meters rising and falling and data being sent.


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