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Old 10th February 2010, 10:20   #1
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Why is Embedding My Shoutcast Station on My Own Website So Hard?

I posted last week about how to do a simple embed of our shoutcast station on our own website(I thought anyone could do that). I was referred to using some windows media thing through a place called streamingsolutions. I did that and get nothing. I then posted on streamingsolutions and the responder is talking way over my head(I will always have, like most people, limited knowledge of this type of thing).

Can anyone here look at this streamingsolutions string and tell me what's going on?

http://forums.streamsolutions.co.uk/...ed=1#post26771
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Old 10th February 2010, 10:48   #2
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This baffles me. Shoutcast FAQ #6 posts the following:

How can I embed my favorite SHOUTcast Radio station in my blog / website?

The answer specifically says you can play back a particular station:

# With the SHOUTcast widget, you can play back your favorite SHOUTcast Radio station directly from your bebo, myspace, facebook or blog! Just Click here and click the "Copy Me" button on the widget to get the embed code for your website.

"Click here" takes you to the following link -
http://www.shoutcast.com/shoutcast-radio-widget - where all you get are two codes to copy and paste that simply put a winamp shoutcast box on your site, each with a little search box to find a specific station, not a direct connection to your own station. Can I alter that, so people visiting MY website will only be able to listen to MY station, not others?
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Old 10th February 2010, 13:11   #3
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The StreamSolutions script is intended to embed Windows Media player on your web page. The user must have Windows Media Player installed on their local machine. Windows Media player will NOT play AAC+ streams. Only MP3.

Same goes for the Shoutcast flash player. Only MP3 is supported. So first, check your streaming format. If you're streaming in AAC+, that's the problem.
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Old 10th February 2010, 13:40   #4
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Thanks. How do I check my streaming format? I don't see it on my control panel.
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Old 10th February 2010, 13:48   #5
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Normally that's set in your encoder (Winamp+DSP) but you didn't say how you're sourcing your Shoutcast server. What software are you using to send the stream to your server?
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Old 10th February 2010, 13:56   #6
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I'm using Winamp. I don't know what DSP means.
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Old 10th February 2010, 14:09   #7
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If you don't know what DSPs are, I'm not sure you're actually broadcasting anything.

Inside Winamp, you have to install the Shoutcast DSP plugin. That's the piece that encodes what you're playing and sends it to the Shoutcast server.

http://www.iliketunes.com/shoutcast-source.asp
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DSP is the shoutcast encoder.



//Edit, beaten by Dotme // he was encoding in aac so im assuming he is using the dsp.

ps if we talk over your head you need to tell us so we can explain better for you
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