The following instructions are a step by step guide to configuring Edcast with a shoutcast server.
Download Edcast here : http://www.musicgoal.com/download/broadcaster-tools/
The Standalone version is best for when you want to stream your radio to the server from an external source via your line in port. For example connecting the decks of your mixer to your pc.
The WinAmp version is best for when you want to stream a playlist of MP3's from winamp.
Installing Edcast :
When your installing you will be offered some 'components to install'. The first three boxes are going to be ticked but you must also tick 'LAME encoder dll' as well. This will ensure you can stream in MP3 format that everyone is compatible with.
Install the LAME encoder DLL :
Towards the end of installing Edcast a message box will pop up informing you that you must install a file called 'lame_enc.dll' into your Edcast program directory (usually c:\program files\edcastV3). Click NO as you can download the file here :
DLL-files.com - lame_enc.dll
Copy the file into your Edcast program directory (usually c:\program files\ EdcastV3).
Load Edcast :
Click the desktop or start menu shortcut for Edcast to load it.
Adding the Edcast Encoder :
Click 'Add Encoder' on Edcast. This will add an entry in the white box below, double click on this to configure it.
Configuring the Encoder's 'Basic Settings' :
Bit rate: 128 (or 192,320,96,64,48....)
SampleRate : 44100 (default)
Channels : 2 (default, stereo)
EncoderType : MP3 Lame
ServerType : Shoutcast
ServerIP : (see welcome email)
ServerPort : (see welcome email)
Encoder Password : (see welcome email)
Reconnect Seconds : 1
Setup 'YP Settings' :
Choose and input your station title, description, URL (website) and Genre.