FOR REDDITORS OF R/PHILIPPINES

Alot of people were asking if I could add their songs or how this thing works so I decided to create a new channel that will stream other redditors music from their music player at home/office even on phones to the internet for other people to listen to. in short, you can be your own DJ and broadcast to /rphradio.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH IT?

There are a couple of things that I thought you might want to do with this but are not limited to:

  • Stream your own music collection from the office/home.
  • Introduce us to your indie band or genre.
  • Play your own podcast.
  • Talk online LIVE or hold your own live talkshow.
  • Record your show on your computer and broadcast it.
  • Broadcast to your office/university.

HOW DO I DO IT?

There’s three things that you need to be able to broadcast. a computer, an internet and a software to play songs and connect to the server.

  • Computer: Any computer or laptop that can play music. if you want to talk on-air, you need to have a microphone.
  • Internet: atleast 1mbps of internet. the faster the better.
  • Software: I personally use Winamp because its easy to use and free but you can use other software aslong as it can connect to Icecast server.

WINAMP TUTORIAL

Step 1 - Install Winamp

Download and install Winamp (if you dont already have it installed). Winamp is a free download.

Download Winamp

Step 2 - Install the Edcast DSP Plugin and lame_enc.dll

Download the Edcast Plugin for Winamp and install it. This is a free plugin for Winamp that lets you stream out to the Internet.

Download Edcast plugin

Download the LAME MP3 encoding plugin (lame_enc.dll) and place it into your Winamp folder. (C:\Program Files\Winamp)

Download LAME

Step 3 - Start Winamp and the Edcast DSP Plugin

  • Start Winamp
  • Press Ctrl - P (Ctrl and P keys together) - This will open the settings page.
  • (1) Click “DSP/Effect” on the left column - you may need to scroll down.
  • (2) Select “edcast DSP v3” - a window called “edcast” will appear.

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Step 4 - Set up the encoder” - (3) Click the “Add Encoder’ button - (4) Right-click the new encoder that appears below it - (5) Choose “Configure” from the menu that appears

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In the “Basic Settings” section, set up the encoder.

  • (6) Enter your chosen bitrate - (64)
  • (7) Enter your samplerate - (44100)
  • (8) Number of channels - (2)
  • (9) Select the “MP3 Lame” encoder
  • (10) Select “Icecast2”
  • (11) Enter rphradio.net
  • (12) Enter 8000
  • (13) Enter “testpass”
  • (14) Enter “/test.mp3”
Note that these credentials are for “test” channel only and not live channel in the main page. password and mountpoint for the live channel is in the guidlines page.

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  • In the “YP Settings” section, enter your station details.
  • Click “OK”

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Step 5 - Start encoding

  • (15) Tick the “AutoReconnect” box
  • (16) Highlight the new encoder, then click the “Connect” button You should see information about the encoder status in the “Transfer Rate” column. If its working properly, a numeric value will appear indicating the transmission speed.

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TEST IF YOU CAN BROADCAST BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK. IF THE PAGE IS BLANK, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE SERVER

Note that you will not be able to test if there are other redditors who are using the test channel.

(TEST HERE)

CLOSE THE TEST PAGE AFTER TESTING.

Notes

  • If you are unable to connect, go back to step 4 and double check every server setting. You must also make sure there is music playing in Winamp.
  • You can also stream audio directly from your sound card input (or other audio device on your PC). Click the box with an “X” in it under “Live Recording”. You can then select the audio device you wish to capture audio from.

CONNECTING TO LIVE CHANNEL

If you are ready to broadcast to the live channel, use the below settings and credentials in your edcast encoder.

  • (6) Enter your chosen bitrate - (64)
  • (7) Enter your samplerate - (44100)
  • (8) Number of channels - (2)
  • (9) Select the “MP3 Lame” encoder
  • (10) Select “Icecast2”
  • (11) Enter rphradio.net
  • (12) Enter 8000
  • (13) Enter “livepass1”
  • (14) Enter “/live1.mp3”

You will not be able to test if there are other redditors who are using the live channel.