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  1. Hello In either case, you can either license the software yourself or pay someone else a fee to use their servers. Most people who use Shoutcast are paying someone a monthly fee for the use of their server and bandwidth etc. You can run the streaming software on your own server, and buying a licence for Broadwave is one way of doing it. (Another way is to run a Shoutcast server yourself). Advantages of using broadwave - it's much easier to set up compared to Shoutcast - it can deliver live streams (one per soundcard on your PC, I think) - it can deliver pre-recorded mp3s - you have full control Disadvantages - you may run out of bandwidth / data usage from your ISP if you have many concurrent listeners (it's ok for a few) - you have to keep the server running Personally, I manage the IT for a small radio station. We use Shoutcast for the main delivery of the public internet stream as we don't have the bandwidth to support many concurrent listeners, but we also use Broadwave to allow the station manager & programme controller to listen directly for management purposes.
  2. Since my previous post, I've got an Android phone now. I've installed "Servestream" from the play store and it works just great. It takes a little longer to start playing than when I connect to a shoutcast server (for example), bit otherwise it does what I need.
  3. I always have my router set with UPNP disabled. I also use a different port number than the default one suggested by Broadwave, as the is often used by other services or even blocked by some ISPs (e.g. data on a 3G mobile network). I use a non-allocated number greater than 8000. As well as changing the port number in Broadwave's config, remember to change it in the PC's firewall too, plus in the port forwarding section of your router's config.
  4. Hi I don't think there is (though I'll stand corrected if anyone knows better). I use the id= tag in the URL just an a handy reference in my Winamp playlists to remind me which stream it is, rather than having to remember from the IP & port number.
  5. Hi Not everyone who contributes to the forum does so regularly, hence the delays in replying. It seems like this is a networking problem, could you please paste in the outputs of the "ipconfig /all" and "route print" commands. When you say "it doesn't have internet access" do you mean that system cannot access the internet? It sounds like the default gateway is via the 10... subnet, which I think it probably should not be.
  6. Hi, You can find connection logs in c:\ProgramData\NCH Swift Sound\BroadWave\Logs The text files just contain the same info as on the Broadwave window
  7. Hello Do you mean that they appear to connect, then disconnect then connect again, a few times? Could this be due to the type of player they are using. I would suggest trying it yourself with various media players to see if you can preoduce it with some but not others, e.g. Win media player, winamp, VLC, and so on.
  8. Yes, that works for me in most players
  9. Hello the extension to use will depend upon the format and which client you are using. I always specify mp3, which seems to work for me.
  10. Hi It's difficult to see what's wrong without looking at your config, but have a look at this post to see if it helps http://nch.invisionzone.com/index.php?/topic/13101-how-to-use-broadwave-to-stream-audio-being-generated-on-the-same-pc/
  11. Hi It will depend on the capabilities of your soundcard, as to whether the mic input and wave output can be combined. If you can hear both the music and your mic through your pc's speakers or speaker output, then it will work. You'll need to select the Stereo Mix to be used by Broadwave (see original post). If you can't hear both through the speakers, then it won't be possible with your computer's soundcard. Broadwave will simply stream what it's configured to stream, it's not a mixer. You would need to set that via the soundcard or use and external mixer and feed it to the PC's line-in as the input to Broadwave.
  12. I have an upload speed of 448kbps, and have had 6 connection running ok. You can limit the bitrate used if you specify the kbps= parameter on the URL. So perhaps lower the bitrate for some users, or all of them if it's speech. Best is to try it and see if the player reports that it's buffering rather than playing
  13. I have a Symbian phone (yes, old hat, I know), but I just put the full stream URL in my phone's browser and it plays just great.
  14. I don't use it through a website link either, mine is just for private monitoring of a radio station's output by the station engineer. The only suggestion I would make re controlling who can listen is to define firewall rules, either on your PC or modem/router. You could restrict it to known incoming remote IP addresses, though if a user had a dynamic IP address, then you'd have to change the firewall rule every time they were allocated a new IP address. Fortunately, in my case, the end-user has a static IP address.
  15. Hi, Just put ?id= and anything at all at the end of the URL string. For example (I've put spaces in so these are not real links) http:// mywebsite.com:2000 / broadwave.mp3?id=liveoutput http:// mywebsite.com:2001 / broadwave.mp3?id=studio1 http:// mywebsite.com:2002 / broadwave.mp3?id=studio2 and so on, with your own website name or IP address and port number.
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