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MD Radio Show!! DJ's WANTED-APPLY WITHIN!!

Discussion in 'Music Department' started by destroy_musick, Jul 13, 2008.

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  1. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    HOW TO HOST A RADIO SHOW

    (this tutorial is for Windows XP/Vista machines)​


    So, you want to be able to run a radio show, but don’t know how to? Well, I’ll provide some, hopefully, simple step by step tips on how to do so. First off, this tutorial will teach you using WINAMP and the associated plug-in, EDCAST. Both can be downloaded from the links at the end of this tutorial.

    Once you have WINAMP installed, follow up by installing EDCAST. Once those two are on your PC, boot up WINAMP and then go to OPTIONS --> PREFERENCES. Then navigate down to the Plug-Ins tree and select DPS/EFFECTS. Once there, double click on EDCAST. This will bring up the streaming program and, hopefully, it will load up now every time you boot up WINAMP

    Now you have everything set, you just need to know how to use the damn thing! This is a lot easier than it may seem. First thing is first, click ADD ENCODER on EDCAST. The options you set here are very important (and the key to hosting a show). If you are accepted to run a show, you’ll be sent the details to enter here. Until then, you will be left in the dark. This isn’t because I hate you, but because this isn’t my bandwidth, it was donated by an anonymous outsider whom I am good friends with. Because of this, we actually share the bandwidth with ANOTHER radio show from another community. That is why I can’t let everyone know the encoder password and stuff. Sorry :(

    Ok, so now you’ve managed to get the details going, you should a new encoder come up with the status of DISCONNECTED. If everything was set up right, simply click CONNECT and you will be streaming whatever music is spewing out of your WINAMP at that time! Neat!

    If you want to use a microphone for a full DJ set, then to cut the feed is simple. Simply find out if your microphone is a line in device or a USB device. Once this has been established, use the drop menu underneath the dB bars to find it. For example, mine is listed as MICROPHONE (SOUNDMAX INTERGRATED). Once you have selected your microphone, make sure the microphone logo to the left is NOT crossed out. If it is crossed out, your microphone feed won’t be going through.

    What you can do to go back to the music from WINAMP is choose the drop down menu again for STEREO MIX. However, I find it just simple to turn off the microphone (by clicking the microphone button) and snap back to the music. This allows me to simply make one click to go back and forth the microphone.

    That’s about it! If you wish to apply for a DJ spot, ASK ME!!

    HOW TO LISTEN TO A RADIO SHOW

    Technically you can use anything that plays music to run a .m3u file, however I find best results with WINAMP. For instance, WINAMP displays id3 tags. A little thing, I know, but I like it. So once you have a working media player, simply go to this address:

    X

    If there is a show running, your media player will begin playing whatever music is on at the time! Huzzah!

    FOR THOSE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR INTERNET CONNECTION​


    To put it simply, you can always run an online flash test for your internet speed.

    X

    If you go to that site, you can test your speeds. Your upload speed is important! If it is NOT above 128kbs, you will not be able to host a radio show. You can above that, but if you’re only a margin above that, there may be a small amount of stuttering and puttering, so I advise closing anything that may be taking up your internet speeds.

    Also, I do not advise using a wireless connection, unless your speeds are top notch. It can be jittery and cut out randomly, not all that good for a show. If you can, make it a wired connection.

    LINKS

    WINAMP

    X

    EDCAST

    X

    RADIO SHOW

    X





    IRC CHANNEL (mIRC REQUIRED)

    X

    X (awesome IRC tutorial by DragonSlayer!)

    CURRENT DJ TIMETABLE

    MONDAY – FREE
    TUESDAY – destroy_musick
    WEDNESDAY – Dan_Hibiki
    THURSDAY – Jove
    FRIDAY – Altron
    SATURDAY – Lamb
    SUNDAY – Catatonik​

    NOTE FOR DJ’S


    You are free to start a show whenever, as long as it does NOT conflict with a) another DJ or b) a planned timetable slot! If so, kindly move aside! That’s it! Have fun and enjoy!
     
  2. mow <b> <color=red> THE <blink>notlame</blink> AVENGER

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    i have along with pretty much every one here, been always stanch supporter of a since the early days of nf but ive always been told it's hard to do and shit D=

    lead the way, you froggy bastard.
     
  3. Catatonik The Prophet in the Pit

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    I am 100% in.

    I have been trying to find a way to get a web-radio started, and feel that it is a necessity considering our geekiness.

    Count me in.
     
  4. Trias For in the sleep of death...

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    That IS a good idea, actually.
     
  5. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    well, what i have set up now is actually 2 fold:

    Web Radio: X
    Song Request Page: X

    What we need really is a system where people can get up and running with a simple server and stream their own tracks when need be and possibly a timetable if people want to do proper dj stuff.

    At the moment mine is streaming at the pages above, i would appreciate it if someone could log into it, test it and request some songs to see if it all works fine. I would do it myself, but ofcourse there'd be no point doing it locally ;P
     
  6. Catatonik The Prophet in the Pit

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    It is working just fine Dave.

    I have been testing it for like half an hour now, and the links and flow work just fine.
     
  7. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    ok, awesome. that'll be streaming whenever i have music playing really, so anyone is free to log in. Just remember, without an industrial T2 line, i can't have really more than 7 people at a time without compromising the quality of the music
     
  8. Voynich MADDER RED

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    *fiddles with requests* xD Amusing stuff
     
  9. delirium thyme Advisor

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    I wanna try hosting a proper show. How would it work though?
     
  10. King Active Member

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    Great idea, d_m. I totally support this.
     
  11. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    To host would be the exact same premise as i have going. The edcast plug in allows a quick mute option to switch to microphone. I only have my winamp running on shuffle with people putting in requests, but i can easily mute it as an admin and jump in with the mic.

    The only issue i can only find with these radios though is that we'd all have to be running from off our own machines with our own bandwidth, unless anyone has a spare remote server lying around with a T2 they don't need? :D
     
  12. King Active Member

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    Off-topic: Why do people like winamp so much? jw.
     
  13. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    because its plugins tend to be much more versatile.

    Also, winamp doesnt tax too mcuh on the system and is a nice, neat, small, compact music player :3
     
  14. Mori` Sunshine. Advisor

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    I had problems with my winamp as soon as itunes jacked all my files D:

    will re-install a different version and see if that works, this idea appeals to me.
     
  15. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    ok, mine is set up exactly the way i want it.

    For the most part i have it streaming for 16 hours a day.
    Anyone can listen/request music
    The playlist now lists albums too

    Only bug now is it listing my songs twice ¬_¬ but that's a minor hiccup

    Let's see who else can get somethign running XD
     
  16. Catatonik The Prophet in the Pit

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    Will not be me with the bouncy nets I have today
     
  17. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    ok, well i have something up and running and would like to run a show in the coming weekend.

    However, if we bring in ALOT of listeners (and by that, i mean 7+) we will need to knock heads to find a solution for a dedicated shoutCAST server somewhere in the interwebs. I have been tempted to leech one from off work, but that would just be plain ole mean of me :3

    EDIT: Actually in talks to leach a server on an 800mbs line right now, keep you tuned

    EDIT2: WEWP! They said yes! The MD now has their own Radio Station mount point! I'll have details soon!

    EDIT3: I HAVE A SERVER <3!! Many thanks to my host, who wishes to remain anonymous. When it comes closer to the day, i shall hand out details. Now, because this is going to be shared mountpoint, i can't let EVERYONE have access to this, i have to make a judgement call as to whom i can trust with the access as they can fuck things up for the other mounts if need be. Though, with the people whom look ready to jump in as a proper DJ, the trust issue wont be there :3
     
  18. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    how do I work this? It's saying file not found when I open in winamp.
     
  20. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    that's because im not streaming anything from that address anymore
     
  21. Mrs.Lovett his jolly boots of doom

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    oky. So what's the new address?
     
  22. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    as i said in the post above, hold tight, i wont give that out until the end of the week as well as another announcement :p
     
  23. Mori` Sunshine. Advisor

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    awesome news dave ^^

    I'm downloading winamp at the mo to try have a play with a couple of things.
     
  24. Lord Yu Banned

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    I've been using winamp for ages.
     
  25. Catatonik The Prophet in the Pit

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    MEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMEMMEMEMEMEMEMMEMEEM!!

    I had better be part of this Dave.
     
  26. Mori` Sunshine. Advisor

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    xD I'm failing to set up edcast D:
     
  27. Voynich MADDER RED

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    Hmmm nice. I won't be able to DJ prolly but it'll be nice hearing other people do so.
     
  28. t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m sunt lacrimae rerum Super Moderator

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    My computer does not like this.

    However, I will try. :pek
     
  29. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    that all depends if you're going to be hosting or listening XD

    Also, im going to see about reviving the old MD mIRC channel for this too
     
  30. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    ok, from 7pm - 10pm GMT on Saturday i will be hosting the first MD Radio. Anyone is free to listen (we apparently have a capacity set for 4,000 listeners XD)

    I will give the details of the radio URL on Friday night :3
     
  31. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    ok, if people want to DJ on this, you need to PM me. DO NOT REPLY HERE
     
  32. Lamb Owls are not what they see

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    somebody post a time zone converter pl0x

    I might be working then. :(
     
  33. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    well, if it's better for numbers, i can set it for Friday instead.

    X
     
  34. Mori` Sunshine. Advisor

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    prospective hosting xD I just don't get how to access it after installing the plug in o_O

    I'd assumed it was pretty intuitive but... >_>

    --

    DS has still got the old md chan reg'd so it should just be a case of getting people in there.
     
  35. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    yeah, i still have it on auto-logon for my IRC XD

    As for finding the plug in, you'll need to go to settings, then find the plug in there (it'll be under DSP/Effect)
     
  36. Lamb Owls are not what they see

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    sweet, it's an hour after I get off work. X3

    aslo, it'd be cool if you guys come to MD IRC, as it feels like me and DS are the only ones ever there :ano
     
  37. Voynich MADDER RED

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    I still have mirc somewhere on my comp ... *ploughs through program folder* got it. Now how does it work again?
     
  38. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    ;) 10charlimit
     
  39. Mori` Sunshine. Advisor

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    cheers mate, got it. Gunna tinker later and work out if I want to host something some time heh.
     
  40. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    just to say, i'm free all day Saturday, so if people want to arrange a better time, feel free
     
  41. Voynich MADDER RED

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    I made it onto the channel but no one is there xD
     
  42. t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m sunt lacrimae rerum Super Moderator

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  43. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    well, no one would be on there yet because it's not 7pm on Saturday :arg

    Unless i made it through some time-warp...D:
     
  44. t3h PeNgU1N oF d00m sunt lacrimae rerum Super Moderator

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    My Computer does not like that, it won't work for me. :(

    Winamp is the problem, I believe.

    mIRC is working, though. :3
     
  45. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    ok, the channel won't work because I AM NOT PLAYING A SHOW AT THE MOMENT

    :arg

    If it keeps saying buffering, then it will do that until something is streamed
     
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  47. Voynich MADDER RED

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    *sigh* so we went there for nothing?
     
  48. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    yes, why did you think you had to go there now? XD
     
  49. Voynich MADDER RED

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    I'm special. You know xD
     
  50. destroy_musick Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead Advisor

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    Ok, seeing as this is tomorrow best give the address for the radio show!

    X is the address of the show! Make sure you bookmark it or have it ready!

    I'll be streaming random music for the rest of the evening so make sure you test it and it works if you plan on turning up tomorrow for the premiere! WOOP!
     
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