Android to #ds106radio
Have an Android powered phone? Been looking for a way to broadcast live audio to #ds106radio?
There is one small snag … this application requires users to connect to IceCast using Shoutcast-compatibility mode. Once of the key elements of #ds106radio is the ability to ‘kick’ the /AutoDJ rotations out when someone connects /LIVE. Shoutcast-compatibility mode users connect via listener sockets – which works fine, but listener socket connections do not support fallback points. The fallback points are the little magic IceCast2 functionality that allows /LIVE cut-ins to scheduled playlists.
But … by setting up a second server for Android connections using listener sockets, #ds106radio can be configured to effectively listen for any/all activity on any mountpoint and relay broadcasts to /LIVE #ds106radio. At this point there is about a 40second delay between the relay IceCast server and the main #ds106radio server when someone connects – I’m working on reducing this delay. Happy to report the sound quality is excellent. May a thousand Androids bloom.
@draggin has been in the contact with the developer of this application who has indicated that he is considering direct support for IceCast2 – this would eliminate the need for a relay – allowing users to connect directly to #ds106radio from their Android devices … stay tuned … looks like a promising $4.99 option.
Here are your settings for Pocket Transmitter:
You can watch for your connection at: http://126.96.36.199:8000/
30-40 seconds from connection you will see your /LIVE Android broadcast at #ds106radio at: http://188.8.131.52:8010/