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lajo28
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Tools for winamp streaming to the soundbridge

Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:45 am

Hi together.

@ all users.
First of all, I want to say thank you for the fantastic ideas and perfect support around the ROKU Soundbridge. :-)

Some things of streaming tools are incomprehensible for me. :-(

I have few questions regarding the possibility to stream a current winamp song (e.g. actual song, that my laptop playing in winamp) anyway.
(But only the directly output from Winamp, not all current sounds from the soundcard)

A couple of tools like oddcast, icecast a.s.o. are availiable, but I don't fully understand the possibilities. Further tools availiable?

Could anybody give me an idea, support or instruction, please?

Thanks to everybody!

Thomas
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:55 pm

Streaming from Winamp to the Roku is fairly easy.

Go here: http://shoutcast.com/download/

Click on "Be a DJ" and download the Shoutcast Plug-in

Then go back and click on "Be a Server" and download the Shoutcast Server.

Follow the instructions for setting up both the Plug-in and the Server. They're pretty cleanly written.

Then in your Roku, assuming your PC's LAN IP address is 192.168.0.50 and you're using the default Shoutcast port (8000), program a preset for http://192.168.0.50:8000. You'll get just what your local Winamp is playing (not everything the soundcard is playing), with (if I remember right) the metadata also being sent to your Roku so you can see what's playing.

There are other ways to accomplish this, but Shoutcast has the best Winamp integration since they were written to work together.

I'm doing exactly this, except I'm not using Winamp and the Shoutcast plug-in, only the Shoutcast server. Instead I'm using J. River Media Center and Oddcast to bridge from Media Center to the Shoutcast server. So I get unfortunately all the sounds from the soundcard, and had to do something special to get the metadata.
 
lajo28
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Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:43 pm

Thank you for the great information!

Sorry, but the configuration is very hard...

That us the log file from the server...
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [SHOUTcast] DNAS/win32 v1.9.8 (Feb 28 2007) starting up...
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] loaded config from C:\Programme\SHOUTcast\sc_serv.ini
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] initializing (usermax:32 portbase:8000)...
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] No ban file found (sc_serv.ban)
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] No rip file found (sc_serv.rip)
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] opening source socket
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] source thread starting
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] opening client socket
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [source] listening for connection on port 8001
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] Client Stream thread [0] starting
<02/18/08@22:14:10> [main] client main thread starting
<02/18/08@22:14:41> [dest: 192.168.178.32] server unavailable, disconnecting
<02/18/08@22:14:42> [dest: 192.168.178.32] server unavailable, disconnecting
<02/18/08@22:14:43> [dest: 192.168.178.32] server unavailable, disconnecting
<02/18/08@22:14:45> [dest: 192.168.178.32] server unavailable, disconnecting
<02/18/08@22:14:46> [dest: 192.168.178.32] server unavailable, disconnecting


I can not find the configuration with the ip ....32 and port 8001.

Please could you give me further support for configuration the server and the DSP Plugin.

Thank you very much!!

Greetings Thomas
 
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Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:48 pm

1st edit sc_serv.ini (in c:\Programme\SHOUTcast). This is the file mentioned in the first line of the log file. You shouldn't need to change much. The most important are to set the password and portbase (these are the second and third items in sc_serv.ini). Then run sc_serv.exe as it looks like you have.

Now start up Winamp. Go to Options > Preferences. Under Plug-ins, find DSP/Effect. Double-click on Nullsoft Shoutcast Source. A new dialog box will pop up. Under Output, set:

Address: localhost
Port: 8000 (or whatever is in sc_serv.ini)
Password: (whatever is in sc_serv.ini)
Encoder: 1

Now go to the Encoder tab, select Encoder 1. Set it up for MP3 and whatever bit rate you want (maybe 192kbps, 44.100kHz, Stereo would be a good choice).

Now go to the Input tab and select Winamp as the input.

Now finally go back to the Output tab, make sure Output 1 is selected, and click on Connect. The status should change to Connected or something like that.

You should also see some activity in the log file now, and even be able to connect to the stream with your Soundbridge.

Hope this helps.
 
lajo28
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Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:57 am

Thank you very much for the perfect support!!

## It works fantastic ##

Only the transmitting of metadatas are not available.
Any special setting required?

Thanks

Thomas
 
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Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:51 pm

Hmmm, I thought the metadata would be sent automagically with an all-SHOUTcast solution.

Sorry, I don't know what you need to do in order to enable metadata. I thought that selecting "Winamp" on the input tab was all that was necessary.

Perhaps you could try the SHOUTcast support forums:

http://forums.winamp.com/forumdisplay.p ... orumid=140

Good luck!
 
lajo28
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Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:22 am

@bregent

Thanks for the information.

I have checked the settings in the Winamp preference, tonight.

Metadata option are enabled...

So, I don't have any idea for the reasons that winamp do not transmit any datas to the soundbridge....

Any further help or tipps for what is wrong?

Thanks to all.

Thomas
 
lajo28
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Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:57 am

Hi bregent,

winamp already displays the metadatas... for sample .977 Hitz Radio.

But not streaming to the soundbridge.

Hmm!

Maybe the shoutcast-server the problem??

I want to try out the icecast... perhaps it works..

Does anybody know the settings of the config file for icecast??
Settings are more confuser as shoutcast-server.

Greetings
Thomas
 
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Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:32 pm

lajo28, I'm confused.

If you're trying to listen to .977 Hitz Radio, you can do that directly on the Soundbridge. Just program:

http://www.977music.com/tunein/web/hitz.asx

to one of the presets and listen to it directly. No need for Winamp at all. I just tried it and it works, metadata and all.

I thought you were trying to play media stored locally on a PC via Winamp. It may be that Winamp doesn't relay the metadata from an internet stream when relaying it to a new internet stream.

Is there some reason you want to relay through Winamp instead of just listening directly to the stream with the Soundbridge?
 
lajo28
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Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:07 am

@Shasta McNasty
.977 was just a sample... ok, it was crazy... local stored media is better :P

@bregent
ok, I will try this combo.

My prefer is still to stream for sample !local stored media! directly to the soundbridge. of course with metadatas.

I don't know, if the combo oddcast DSP with icecast the better solution in comparison with the shoutcast applications.

For now, I like the shoutcast appl. very well. Only the missing metadatas are silly. The heck with it! I will try again and again to find the prob.

:shock:

Greetings Thomas
 
mysticc
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Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:02 am

@lajo28

Were you able to get metadat displayed on the Soundbridge?
Sitting here with the same result as u, all working, except displaying of metadata.

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