View Full Version : Shout cast Line break?
29th January 2007, 17:26
I was using shoutcast with winamp and tried a line recording, but it kept crashing winamp and I'd have to start again in the middle of my broadcast. Is there a way to use a line break for when I talk, either muting and unmuting mic or otherwise,in between song sets with shoutcast?
29th January 2007, 19:09
Using soundcard mode (to use line-in or MIC) requires the full CPU power of your PC -- also, you should not switch between WinAMP and soundcard mods too many times, you should start with a fresh load of WinAMP if you are doing a "live" show that reuires more than one input.
Crossfading adds to the CPU load, so if you don't really need it, you'll be better off with it not enabled.
The best way to do a show that requires both the MIC and a WinAMP playlist and/or line-in is to have your WinRecord mixer set to "what U hear" (has a lot of other names, but whatever allows the output mixer to control the DSP output) -- this way, you must control the output level of all inputs from the WinOutput Mixer -- don't use the WinAMP push to talk -- it's easy to use, but it's not "tight" enough to manage what you want -- only use the sliders on the WinMixer -- it takes practice, but the only way to be successful.
In any event, switching between modes will crash WinAMP eventually no matter what version you have.
29th January 2007, 19:55
Well I am still very new a this and alot of what you said went RIGHT over my head LOL
Is the win record the master controls recording settings? Also I am not sure what controls the dsp output? I dont see any 'what you hear"..and I dont see a push to talk...when i do my show I have my playlist, and play about 5 or 6 songs, then usually mute the mic to play them on master volume controls. when i talk, I unmute the master controls mic and talk. That is with simplecast. With shoutcast I dont have to do that but the linerec:// crashes me if i type that in to use. So there has to be a way to talk without crashing or using the linerec://. (sorry i guess i need laymans terms)
29th January 2007, 21:56
I know nothing at all about simplecast :)
You have something going on [simplecast] that is supposed to make things easy by doning things for you -- this is good until you run into the limitations of the simplecast app. -- while it may be good for talking over music [coming from a single player], it may not be very good for integrating all of the capabilities your PC has, like using an input on line-in.
You have to go beyond those simple apps if you want to go to the next level -- The WinMixers are your friend, and you must master them -- otherwise you will be limited by the capabilities of whatever app you are using to conrol the mixers for you.
I know this doesn't answer your question, but this must be your next step. I can't see what you have or don't have, so I can't tell you exactly what to do.
Practice makes perfect.
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