Intro: Run a Radio Station Off of Your PC
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
Step 2: Configuring Your Router
Required only if behind a router
Open up your router config...usually something like192.168.x.x (Linksys 192.168.1.1)
Go into your Port Forwarding section and enter in:
In Application enter: ShoutCast
In Port enter: 8000
In IP Address enter: (whatever you IP address is behind your router, you can find this in Network Connections in your control panel)
In a new line enter:
Application: Radio Toolbox
IP: (what you IP is behind router)
Make sure you click Enable otherwise the ports won't be forwarded.
Click Save Settings.
Step 3: Config Files
Now that you have ShoutCast installed you need to open the application named SHOUTcast DNAS (GUI). Click on Edit Config.
In the config you need to change the following lines:
MaxUser (how many users can be connected to your server) cannot be more than 15 or so or else it will lag.
password (this is the password that needs to be entered when configuring you winamp stuff, not to connect to the server) change it to whatever.
and thats it!
Step 4: Configurinn Winamp
Now you need to configure the SHOUTcast plugin for Winamp.
On the top of the program click Options>Prefrences
This will open up the prefrences menu. On the left, scroll down and under Plug-Ins click on DSP/Effect. Double click on Nullsoft SHOUTcast Source DSP.
When the menu opens up click the Encoder Tab.
Click Encoder 1. Select MP3 Encoder. Under that select any bitrate (128kbps is MAXIMUM reccomended...great quality).
Now click on the Output tab. Select Output 1. The only thing you have to change is the password (should be what you specified in the Config of the server in the last step) Leave everything else alone.
Now in the same window click on the Yellowpages button. Check Make this Server Public. Then enter in the information of your choice. Leave Enable Track Title Updates enables along with the two auto buttons below it.
Go onto the next step....
Step 5: Setting Up Radio Toolbox
This section is optional but it is a good idea so you can get a fancy page for your Radio Station.
Download Link: Radio Toolbox
Download the program and install it.
Open it up and press Add Server. Enter in your IP Address (NOT your IP behind your router!!! to find your IP go to http://ipchicken.com) and put :8000 behind it (no spaces). Then click ok.
Click on File>Options>Web Service
Make sure the port is 4000
Max users doesnt matter
Check auto refresh
Enter in you desired admin information
Unclick protect all pages
Step 6: Launching Your Radio Station
Open your Shoutcast DNAS (GUI)
Open Winamp and open the shoutcast plugin. Click connect (in Output).
Open Radio Toolbox and click Start Log.
Play some music in Winamp.
Status Page: yo.ur.IP:4000 (go to ipchicken.com to find your IP)
Now all you have left to do is tell your friends!
You are done!