How to install a Shoutcast server at home and diffuse with an OVH relay
The purpose of this guide is to install your own web radio under windows with a Shoutcast server and a classic high speed internet connection. Thanks to an OVH relay offer, you will be able to increase the capacity to host your web radio and to introduce it on Internet.
Before creating your web radio, you must first have a content. In our case, it's a question of audio files, which are encoded in MP3 format. To set your web radio up, you read the files of your choice with a multimedia player. Next, this player sends the data to the streaming server thanks to a plugin called "source client". Finally, the streaming server diffuses only one flux, caught by the relay that you host at OVH and which will be also able to manage between 10 and 100 connections at the same time.
The required software:
Installation and configuration
Configuration of Shoutcast server
Start by installing the Shoutcast server, the configuration file of the server then appears.
We are going to personalize the following parameters:
The rest of the configuration file can remain in the same status
Close (without forgetting to save) the configuration file and launch the Shoutcast server.
You get the following window:
Configuration of DSP plugin
In the Plug-in/DSP Effects Section, select Nullsoft Shoutcast Source DSP.
The configuration window of plugin appears, you can close the configuration panel of
In the Output section, select the "connection" index, then enter the information, which will enable
To establish the automatic connection between
In the Encoder section, select Encoder 1 then configure the parameters:
This parameter is very important and depends on your internet connection. If the speed is too slow, your web radio won't be able to broadcast continuously. So, you have to strike a balance between quality and flowing, with which you wish to 'broadcast'.
In the Input section, input device parameter, select "
In our example, we look for broadcasting live what is read by WinAmp? but you can also select another broadcasting source such as the audio flux acquiered by a mic linked to your computer.
First boot of your web radio
Your web radio is now ready to broadcast. Select your files and add them in the playlist of
The logs of Shoutcast server indicate that a source is connected to the streaming server in localhost (127.0.0.1)
The server displays the information on the flux and begin the broadcasting. If everything is ok, you can connect to your web radio in the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8000, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx being your public ip address (the address which allows to point your computer from the Internet). You just have to install a relay to your web radio to welcome more listeners.
For this, you can consult these guides:
ManagerStreaming: To configure your relay from OVH manager