Configuring 'SAM Broadcaster Pro' for Shoutcast v2 and Icecast 2 Servers

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This following guide explains how to connect SAM Broadcaster Pro to your Shoutcast v2 or Icecast 2 server.


SAM Broadcaster Pro is available to purchase (or Demo) here.

Once you have downloaded and installed SAM Broadcaster Pro load up the program.

Add Encoder

Next from the 'Window' menu select 'Encoders' which will open up a new window in the user interface. In the 'Encoders' window next click on the + button to add a new encoder.

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A 'Select Plugin' window will then open and with this you select the format for your stream. If you are running a Shoutcast v2 server you can select either 'MP3 (LAME_ENC)' or 'aacPlus v2'.

If you are running a Icecast 2 server you can select either 'MP3 (LAME_ENC)' or 'Ogg Vorbis'.

In most cases we would recommend selecting 'MP3 (LAME_ENC)' for the best compatibility with the various types of web based players available.

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Configuring the 'Converter'

This section configures the bitrate, number of channels and sample rate settings for the stream encoder.

Bitrate: Select your chosen bitrate.
Mode: We recommend selecting normal 'Stereo'.
Sampling rate: You can set this to 'Auto' but we would recommend setting this to the standard sample rate of 44100 Hz.

You also have 'Auto Start and 'Auto Reconnect' settings which you can adjust to your own personal preferences.

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Configuring the 'Server Details' for Shoutcast v2 servers

This section configures the settings for the Shoutcast v2 server that you are connecting to. From the 'Server Type' first select 'Shoutcast'. In the settings below then select 'v2'. Next, enter your server accounts details as follows:

Server IP: Here you input your servers hostname. (See Welcome Email)
Server Port: Here you input your servers Port number. (See Welcome Email)
Username: Here you input your server accounts username.
Password: Here you input your servers 'Source' password.
SID: Leave this set at 1.

Station Name: Enter the title of your stream here.
Genre: Select your stations genre.
Website URL: Enter the URL of your stations website.

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Configuring the 'Server Details' for Icecast 2 servers

This section configures the settings for the Icecast 2 server that you are connecting to. From the 'Server Type' first select 'Icecast'. In the settings below then select ' Icecast 2'. Next, enter your server accounts details as follows:

Server IP: Here you input your servers hostname. (See Welcome Email)
Server Port: Here you input your servers Port number. (See Welcome Email)
Username: For Icecast 2 servers you will need to enter the username of source here instead of your usual account username (unlike how you would with Shoutcast servers).
Password: Here you input your servers 'Source' password.
Mount: Here you enter the mount point of /live.

Station Name: Enter the title of your stream here.
Genre: Select your stations genre.
Website URL: Enter the URL of your stations website.

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Once you have configured the server details and clicked on OK you are then ready to start the encoder and connect SAM Broadcaster Pro to your radio server.

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Setting up the 'Statistics Relays'

SAM Broadcaster Pro provides real-time statistics of how many listeners that you have connected to your stream. This section explains how to configure the 'Statistics Relays' settings.

First, from the programs 'File' menu select 'Config'. A 'Configuration' window will then open. From this windows side menu select 'Statistics Relays'. Next within the 'Statistics Relays' window click on the + button to 'Add new relay'.

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A new 'Select Plugin' window will then open and with this you select the server type on which you wish to set up the statistics for.

Setting up the 'Statistics Relays' for Shoutcast v2 servers

Within the 'Select Plugin' window select 'Shoutcast statistic relay'.

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Next, enter your Shoutcast v2 server details as follows:

Host: Here you input your servers hostname. (See Welcome Email)
Port: Here you input your servers Port number. (See Welcome Email)
Password: Here you input your servers 'Administrator' password.
SID: Set this to 1.

You also have an option to select the colour that you wish the statistic relay to show as on the graph. This is particularly useful if you have more than one statistics relay set up at a time in order to differentiate them.

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Setting up the 'Statistics Relays' for Icecast 2 servers

Within the 'Select Plugin' window select 'Icecast2 statistic relay'.

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Next, enter your Icecast 2 server details as follows:

Host: Here you input your servers hostname. (See Welcome Email)
Port: Here you input your servers Port number. (See Welcome Email)

Username: Leave this set as admin.
Password: Here you input your servers 'Administrator' password.

Alias: Here you select the mount point of /live.

You also have an option to select the colour that you wish the statistic relay to show as on the graph. This is particularly useful if you have more than one statistics relay set up at a time in order to differentiate them.

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Once configured, in the main SAM Broadcaster Pro interface the 'Statistics Relays Graph' window will display the real-time 'Current' and 'Peak' listeners for your stream.

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