NOTE: This help guide was prepared by Radio.co and is for reference only. We advise to check the developer’s help resources for more in depth support with their software.
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To setup SAM Broadcaster with Radio.co, you will need to access the 'Encoder settings'. These can be found on Desktop B.
Click the 'Menu' button on the Encoders window then select '+ new'. A popup window will appear, be sure to select the MP3 (LAME_ENC) option.
Note: On some versions of SAM Broadcaster this may be referred to as 'MP3 (Normal)' - 'mp3PRO' is NOT supported.
The Encoder and Streamer Config window will appear.
On the first page, ensure the settings match the output of your Radio.co station. By default these are:
Sampling rate: 44100Hz
Note: 'Allow Scripts in stream' should be disabled as pictured.
Enter Streaming Details
You will need your live broadcasting details, these can be found in Radio.co towards the right side of the DJ Bar on the main dashboard.
Click on the 'Server Details' tab then input the streaming information from your Radio.co DJ Bar:
Server Type: SHOUTcast
Host: e.g. transcoder.radio.co
Port: e.g 1000
Password: e.g. 1aa111a1a1a1aa
Fill in your station details:
Station Name: The name of your station (e.g. Radio.fm)
Genre: The type of music played
Website URL: For your station
All other settings should be left as they are.
Click OK to save the settings.
In the Encoders window on the main SAM Broadcaster desktop, click the 'Play' button. This will connect to Radio.co.
You can check the status of your live event on your Radio.co dashboard.
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.
Statistics Relays and other advanced features of SAM Broadcaster are not compatible with Radio.co. Spacial may add support for these in a future update to the software.