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3rd July 2001, 00:39
I'm running IIS on NT 4.0, service pack 6.
I've installed the various software and plug-ins as per the shoutcast.com website. I haven't been able to locate answers to the following questions/problems:
1. When I start the server, I get the following error:
<07/02/01@19:31:38> [SHOUTcast] DNAS/win32 v1.8.0 (Jan 2 2001) starting up...
<07/02/01@19:31:38> [main] loaded config from C:\Program Files\SHOUTcast\sc_serv.ini
<07/02/01@19:31:38> [main] initializing (usermax:6 portbase:8000)...
<07/02/01@19:31:38> [main] No ban file found (sc_serv.ban)
<07/02/01@19:31:38> [main] No rip file found (sc_serv.rip)
<07/02/01@19:31:38> [main] opening source socket
<07/02/01@19:31:38> [main] error opening source socket! FATAL ERROR!
What is a source socket? What can I do to eliminate this error?
2. I have several websites on my server, all of which use port 8000. Can the shoutcast server also be placed on this port, or will it interfere with the sites?
3. My MP3 files cannot be stored in shoutcast\content\ because there is not enough space on that hard drive. In "WinAmp/options/preferences/plug-ins/DSP-Effect/shoutcast source for winamp v1.8.0.../shoutcast DNAS/configure/save broadcast files in," I have selected the folder that contains my MP3 files. Is this proper? I cannot find help documentation on this field.
1. It means that the port is already in use. Edit the sc_serv.ini file and use a different port.
2. See 1
3. For on-demand content the files must be in the content directory. However SHOUTcast determines where the content by assuming it is in the directory it is started under. So if you want to have your files stored somewhere else then just create a folder named content and through all the files in there (no subfolders) and then startup SHOUTcast from the directory the content folder is in (if you are running the GUI version you may want to edit the Start in line in the shortcut). Also note that is the directory the content folder is not the actual content folder. So say it is in C:/ you would use C:/ not C:/content/
3rd July 2001, 01:27
Thanks for the info.
On 1 & 2, no problem.
On 3, you mention on-demand files -- what about broadcasting live from a series of pre-recorded MP3s?
I already have a RealServer, so I don't really need to offer files on-demand via shoutcast. But I would like to expand into internet radio by broadcasting 24/7. I would like to do this by using a playlist of pre-recorded MP3s, perhaps a week's worth of content or more, that will loop continuously. Is there a way to accomplish this?
Thanks for your help.
SHOUTcast either broadcasts on-demand files or whatever the source is playing (SOURCE = Winamp w/ SHOUTcast DSP). So you can load those files in a playlist and hit repeat and the play button connect the DSP to the DNAS and away you go.
3rd July 2001, 02:18
Thanks so much for your quick and helpful replies!
One last question for the moment (I hope):
When playing WinAmp (attempting to stream to shoutcast server), I get an error message related to output plug-ins. By default, the output plug-in was Nullsoft waveOut. That gave me "a device ID has been used that is out of range for your system."
I tried the MP3 plug-in, but it asked me for an output file -- I assumed (perhaps wrongly?) that this would encode my output stream as an MP3. I don't want to encode my output stream at all, only to play it.
It seems that no matter which output plug-in I use, I get some sort of error message, though it changes with each plug-in. How can I rectify this?
First if you are only going to broadcast the playlist and have no intention of doing voice-overs I would suggest making sure that the DSP is not in advanced mode. To do so:
Press Ctrl + P
Click on DSP/Effects
Click on "SHOUTcast Source for Winamp ..."
Press Config (not in the window that pops up)
Make sure there is not a check next to "Enable Advanced Mode"
Now as for your error. This is caused by Winamp not being able to find your soundcard. To fix this try the following:
Press Ctrl + P
Click on "Nullsoft waveOut"
In the drop down box switch it to what is not currently selected (the one that resembles your soundcard).
Press OK then close.
Still not fixed.
Press Ctrl + P
Click on "Nullsoft DirectSound"
If that doesn't work either than you may want to consider updating your soundcard drivers. Visit the webpage of either your PC manufacturer or the soundcard manufacturer and download and install the latest drivers.
Both of those options will direct the audio to the speakers. If you would rather have Winamp play silently in the background use this plugin: http://www.winamp.com/plugins/detail.jhtml;?componentId=28451
3rd July 2001, 03:04
This software requires a sound card? Aha!
My computer is a web server -- it has no sound card or speakers. I currently stream on demand with RealServer, which requires no sound card, and I didn't notice anywhere in shoutcast's installation instructions, etc. that a sound card was required (perhaps I just missed it?).
I guess I won't be able to run it. Bummer.
Just out of curiosity, why does it need a sound card to stream digital files?
Thanks for all your great help and patience. :-)
Try that plugin I linked, I think it allows you to stream with out a soundcard installed.
3rd July 2001, 03:28
Thanks for all your help!
3rd July 2001, 03:36
Thanks for all your help!
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