Before you can broadcast live, schedule a live event within your station calendar. Please see this guide for more information.

BUTT is a multi-operating system client broadcaster, meaning you can broadcast on Windows, macOS, and Linux. It only handles input from a computer, for example, live feeds like talking into a microphone or on a computer's sound-card. 

BUTT broadcaster.

Adding a Server

In the BUTT window click the “Settings” button to open up the settings window if not already open. Click the “Add” button under 'Server'.

Fill in your server details available from the Live DJ bar on your Radio.co dashboard:

Live broadcasting details in the Radio.co dashboard.

If you are using Windows, click 'Connection Details' under the download button in this area.

  • Name: This is a pet name, used to identify the connection in BUTT

  • Address: e.g. color.radio.co

  • Port: 4 digit number e.g. 1234

  • Password: Live DJ password, e.g. aa1a111aa1a

Adding live broadcasting details in BUTT.

Once complete click “Add” to add the server.

Audio Settings

You can choose your Audio Device on this page. This is usually 'Microphone' by default but can be changed to whichever connected device you wish to broadcast.

For BUTT to work optimally with Radio.co, it is advised to match the broadcast bitrate with the station output. By default, Radio.co broadcasts in Stereo MP3 at 128Kbps. You can find these settings in BUTT under 'Audio' in the settings window.

Audio settings in BUTT.

Stream Settings

This section allows you to configure advanced stream settings such as song name origin and auto start/stop.

On macOS butt supports automatic title updates from Apple Music, Spotify, and VOX. Other OS' may support different apps.

BUTT stream details.

Connecting

To start broadcasting to Radio.co, click the play button in the main window.

Please ensure you're playing audio at the time of connection to ensure a successful link to Radio.co. That’s it, you’re now broadcasting!

BUTT streaming to a radio station.

Additional Info

For more information on how BUTT works and the other features it offers, check out the Developer's website.

Note: You can only go live when the Live event starts. If you try to connect to the system before the start time, your broadcast software will show an error. 

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