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This instructable shows you how to create your own internet radio station just off of your home PC!

Step 1: Downloading all of the software

First you need the proper software.

You will need WinampWinamp

DSP Plugin (For Winamp)

Server GUI

Install all of the software and continue to the next step.

Its Great.

AidenM17 months ago

It didnt work :( it said it was already open on port 80 when it was the first time i launched it

PCfreak2 years ago
oh btw some of your links are broken.......heres the link to shoutcasts broadcasting tools...... http://www.shoutcast.com/broadcast-tools
gomas2113 years ago
broken links!
shaqadim5 years ago
where do you put the password
wessie5 years ago
does this work with macs?
tmon1178 years ago
Is there a way to be talking on your station, and not just play music
In the Shoutcast DSP there is a tab labeled "input" click it then select "soundcard input" now below that are two buttons, one labled microphone and the other Line-in. Choose line-in. Next thing you do is purchase a mixing board, best one to get for under $100 is from Behringer. Look for the Podcastudio. That is what I use. Using a laptop or another computer to play music into the mixer. That really is the best way to mix between mic and music. but then i work in radio so its just second nature for me. :)
tmon117 tmon1178 years ago
Ok thanks, is there a way to change from one to another during broadcast
I'm pretty sure you can change WHILE your broadcasting, but there will be 3 seconds of dead air inbetween the switch.
ah ok thx
assm4n (author)  tmon1178 years ago
assm4n (author)  Jacobdm08 years ago
in the input tab of your winamp plugin switch it to soundcard input, then hit open mixer and select stereo mixer and mess withe the levels...then close the mixer and go back into the plugin and select microphone instead of line in and then press push to talk....it sounds like crap and there is a better way...i just dont know it....
assm4n (author)  tmon1178 years ago
there is but i cant remember how to do it.....ill get back to you
On the SHOUTcast plugin, instead of having winamp as the input, change it to "Sound Card input" Then you can talk through your mic.
mikeanie7 years ago
I can't find my ip address to give it to my friends so they could here my radio online
press win key+r to open the run dialog. type in cmd and press enter. then type ipconfig in the black box that opens and press enter. your ip address is after the label IPv4 address
Unless you have a router. If you have a router you will need your external IP and to get that you need to view the stats on your router in order to view the IP.
Another way to find your ip address would be whatsmyip.org if your still not sure then in windows start/run/cmd/ipconfig -all should show internal/external ip and other mind boggling numbers.
The server GUI link is broken
littlewit8 years ago
is this mac friendly?
i think so...if winap works for mac
The name "WinAmp" generally hints at the OS it's made for.... ;)
Oh...Yeah, Use macamp XD You could always give wine a try...
TheWiseOne8 years ago
Is This Legal
how is it NOT legal?
It all depends on what you use the station for, very much like radio equipment, not illegal to own it, but without a license, you can get locked up, but that does NOT apply to internet radio, HOWEVER, always ask permission or pay the fees!
kolanut7 years ago
it's not leagle if you broadcast copyrighted content without having a BMI, ASCAP, Sesac contract!
If your content is creative commons, then it's allowed to be used without paying. I use Live 365 because they pay the fee's for my broadcast:
I contact the artist directly and more often than not they let me use their material for free because they want more popularity.
Moho7 years ago
i did all the steps but it didn't work
capitansid7 years ago
i believe "jetaudio" is much faster and easier than this... =]
tbonewoodie8 years ago
Where does the password go? I can't connect because password says invalid. The screen shot above doesn't show where the password it suppose to be. Also My log doesn't show 15 when I edit the log. When editing the log Notepad opens. I tried saving it as (.txt) and also (.ini) Nothing happened when saved as (.txt), but when I saved it under (.ini) the log gets an error. Something about all the lines have errors...please help!
I can't save the config... HELP!!
Fixed my problem. Just reinstalled the SHOUTcast Server and redid the step within the Server. Works like a charm! Thanks for this great "instructable!!"
to bad am-pm radio isnt very popular anymore :-\
i think you mean am-fm. and yea, i know what you mean
lol ya thats what i men xD. ahaha .. am-fm is it
triplebirch7 years ago
I finally got this to work, but only when i use localhost:4000, i can't use my IP address to access it.
macca4life7 years ago
can you actually talk on it live
macca4life7 years ago
welllll you are making a pirate radio station but on the other hand it is leagal if your not advertising it really depends on what your using it for ; )
macca4life7 years ago
aint these ileagal in them cases im doing it ha ha ha
mcmelon7 years ago
if you don't have a website and you just want people to listen just put on itunes.
super0cow7 years ago
is this on the real radio or just on the internet
hodapp7 years ago
Is this sam or fine?
Dude, thank you fo this instructable, i've been working on it for a couple of hours, and i finally got it up my only question is how do i get it to my own site, like you did?
assm4n (author)  AngelofDeath8 years ago
you mean like http://radio.chillb0x.com? i just did a subdomain redirect. (i run a couple of websites and i own domains for them so i made a subdomain for chillb0x.com)
ah, that makes sense, thanks
Jacobdm08 years ago
Do listeners HAVE to listen through winamp? or can they use windows media player...ect.?
assm4n (author)  Jacobdm08 years ago
no they can use anything that reads .pls files (yeah, everything)
Can any one help me by posting an instructable on how to stream live videos over the net?
Jacobdm08 years ago
some guy said the radio toolbox wasn't necessary...how is that? do you just use an html app?
fd938 years ago
I work my "camp radio" so i know a few tricks 1 under anunciate your "P" and pre record your diologu so you can play it in a jam
Jacobdm08 years ago
Whenever I "start log" in Radio Toolbox, It says my server is offline. Is there a way to fix -or bypass- this?
assm4n (author)  Jacobdm08 years ago
well is your server up (in both winamp and the server DNAS)? and did you set it to the correct IP (yourip:8000)
In step 5 you say "Make sure the port is 400" when you mean 4000 (and have 4000 in the screen cap). I assume the 15 max users is assuming a typical DSL/Cable connection? Any experience of actual numbers versus upstream bandwidth? Pretty good explanation. I've read some before for shoutcast and winamp that were not very helpful.
assm4n (author)  iamchrismoran8 years ago
thanks for pointing that out...i fixed it
Another problem I have is when I try to edit the SHOUTcast DNAs, there is no password section, and when I try to save it, it doesn't work.
assm4n (author)  GanonsSpirit8 years ago
there should be...and you have to restart your server after any changes to the config are made
OK, now everything is working except for the password part. Where exactly is it?
assm4n (author)  GanonsSpirit8 years ago
there is a button that says edit config in your server thing....click that and it should open up in notepad....press ctrl+f and type in "Password=" (exclude the quotes) and it will bring you to the line
I'm having problems with this... On the radio toolbox and the SHOUTcast server, it says "no source connected". How do I remedy this?
assm4n (author)  GanonsSpirit8 years ago
in your winamp plugin for shoutcast click connect
Now it says "connection failed".
assm4n (author)  GanonsSpirit8 years ago
is your server running?
thatjawn8 years ago
The Radio Toolbox isn't needed....
assm4n (author)  thatjawn8 years ago
youre right, but it gives it a nice look and makes it easy to connect to the server so its highly reccomended
Hey, Will you make an instructable on how to run a live podcast off your pc over the internet?
I used to do something simmilar, but I built a flash/XML powered player, embedded in a webpage.