This is a snapshot of the #ds106radio community authored open GoogleDoc made March 7, 2012
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This open, editable document can be found at: http://bit.ly/ds106radioinfo
You can listen to #ds106radio at:
DS106Radio Live to Radio Telephone Number
Use a VoIP app
- server: 208-43-127-143.lx-vs.net
- username: a number between 1-10
- note: you will get a ‘failure to connect’ if someone else is using a line – just pick a higher number for username
- PW: ds106radio4life
- Dial 1106
This “guide” is a work in progress, but should provide the basics to listen to, and broadcast on ds106radio. If it appears broken, edit it.
Know your roots! Check out the original course from whence it all began. http://ds106.us/
What is ds106 Radio?
It is a freeform live streaming community radio station that was initially set up for a digital storytelling course at the University of Mary Washington, Fredricksburg, VA http://ds106.us and it is a platform to broadcast the work being created in the class, a space for live broadcasts as well as for programming shows. The whole point of this experiment is to encourage any and all members of the course (as well as beyond it) to produce something real for anyone who wants to tune in. It also provides a global, 24 hour/7 day-a-week happening for the creations of the course and much, much more. And more than anything, ds106 radio is place where anyone can submit or broadcast their work and help with the station to commune and share around works and ideas while at the same time making the web safe for democracy.
#ds106radio uses Twitter to self organize its broadcasting schedule on the fly. Search for the hashtag “#ds106radio” to get the word on the street.
“Who’s On Air right now?”
You can see what show is currently playing, and how many listeners are tuned in here
(note: SOME listeners tuned in via mobile devices are not displayed)
“Did they just say that on the radio?!”
* Using your media player (VLC, iTunes, Winamp, etc) by downloading the .plst file http://ds106.us/ds106-radio/
* VLC seems to be the most reliable player: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
* On the web via http://darcynorman.net/ds106/radio/
* e Will also open a web based player in Firefox and IE(?) (this does not seem to be working in Chrome at the moment wtf)
* On your mobile: iPhone: Fstream, RadioLite; Android: LeadappsAndroidRadio2.0
UPLOAD ~ ”Its all good”
Share your soundcrafts by uploading to the #ds106radio ‘autodj’ – generally, MP3 is the only format that works reliably
BROADCAST LIVE ~ “Check, check… one, two… Is this thing on?”
Go to http://22.214.171.124:8010/ If the /live mountpoint exists that means someone is currently streaming on the radio station. If only /autodj is playing, the stream is free and ready for you to take it to broadcast your show. Seize the stream!
* Get off your fixie bike and put down your hand-crafted macchiato, you freakin hipster.
* Download Nicecast for mac http://www.rogueamoeba.com/nicecast/
* Ladiocast (rhymes with Radio-cast) http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/27022/ladiocast
* best pronounced “Laaaaaaaady-Oooooooh-cast”
* Install Mixxx: Open up a terminal:
* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx
* sudo apt-get update
* sudo apt-get install mixxx libportaudio2
Linux (manual – I used Slackware):
* Dependencies: http://www.mixxx.org/wiki/doku.php/compiling_on_linux#install_build_dependencies
* If you’re compiling it all manually, make sure you don’t have speex installed when you compile libshout. It took me hours to figure out why scons wouldn’t detect libshout. Apparently speex breaks it.
* Papaya Broadcaster (iOS) http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/papaya-broadcaster/id366266882?mt=8
* Android? – apparently not (yet). Someone needs to give android some icecast loving.
IceCast Broadcast Settings
Stream Name <insert your @twitterhandle and/or showname> – adding the hashtag #ds106radio will alert some listeners via Twitter
Description <insert description of your broadcast>
Bitrate 96 kbps (or less)
* Set your broadcast app to serve STEREO instead of MONO, mono confuses the server and kills the stream
* Double check your bitrate is set to 96kbps OR LESS, nothing crashes the server faster than using the wrong setting here (if broadcasting from a weak connection or hearing on Twitter reports of buffering a good idea is to try to take it down to 64kbps or 32kbps)
* You can also broadcast reliably at 64kbps & 32kbps JUST NOT OVER 96.
Tips n tricks
* Include the link http://126.96.36.199:8010/stream.m3u (or one of the bit.ly contractions above) in your tweets and in your show description to promote and give listeners an easy prompt to tune in
* Punch in the username – a number between 1-10
See Grant;s post and comments for suggestions on apps
IMHO Linphone works best on mobiles, both iOs and Android.
Broadcaster? Listener? Groupie? Who IS #ds106 radio?
Please add your twitter handle here
(Feel free to contact any of these users with your questions, comments, tirades etc)
* @cogdog’s guide to using Nicecast to broadcast on #ds106radio http://cogdogblog.com/2011/02/12/nicecasting/ plus updated version for using the VoiceOver effect http://cogdogblog.com/2011/09/25/son-of-nicecasting-tutorial-now-with-voiceover/
* @downes tutorial on using Winamp and EdCast for broadcasting on #ds106radio http://halfanhour.blogspot.com/2011/01/live-skype-on-radio-ds106.html
* @easegill’s Winamp, Edcast and Lame setup walkthrough http://goo.gl/M23O9
* ***See new version of EdCast here http://code.google.com/p/edcast-reborn/downloads/list
* @mikhailg Tutorial: Play System Audio in Skype Calls on Mac OSX http://thisevilempire.com/blog/?p=442
* @timmmmyboy tutorial on using LadioCast, a free IceCast mixing/broadcasting tool for Mac http://www.timmmmyboy.com/2011/03/broadcasting-on-ds106-radio/
* Here is a tutorial for managing media in MyAutoDj: http://shoutaccount.com/knowledgebase/1/Setting-up-the-Centova-Cast-Control-Panel-for-the-First-Time.html
Wanna help feed the /AutoDJ? FTP it up:
Wanna help program the /AutoDJ? (this admin area also allows you to restart server when necessary)
Where ARE all the listeners?
What is ds106 Radio?
It is a free form live streaming station that has been setup for this course, and it is being used as a platform to broadcast the work being created in the class, and a space for live broadcasts as well as for programming shows. The whole point of this experiment is to encourage any and all members of the course (as well as beyond it) to produce something real for anyone who wants to tune in. It’s also provides a global, 24 hour/7 day-a-week happening for the creations of the course and much, much more. And more than anything, ds106 radio is place where anyone can submit their work and help program the course radio station in order to commune and share around works and ideas while at the same time making the web safe for democracy.
Is it 4 life?
Yes. Yes, it is.
How do I listen to ds106 radio?
To listen to ds106 radio you will need an audio player like VLC, iTunes, Winamp, etc. After that simply download the .pls file (playlist file) and open it in the program of your choice in order to stream the radio program to your computer. Easy as pie! And the sounds will blow your mind!!!!
How do I add my creations?
DS106 radio is listener generated content, remixed, rehashed, and reloaded. To get your stuff up is simple, just go here (or you can find the link on the http://ds106.us website) and upload your file. It can’t be bigger than 75 MBs, and it must be an mp3 file. Also, the password for the dropbox is “wejamecono” (no quotes).
Also, your files should have a title and artist name—be sure that this metadata is that it can be included in the sidebar announcements and ds106radio tweets (coming soon)! If it isn’t there, use any standard players listed above to add it.
Finally, you can also submit via mobile, just send your files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bumpers and commercials
We very much encourage you to create content for ds106 radio, and once you listen you’ll notice there are some fun examples of user-generated bumpers, presentations set to music, mashed up culture, film sound bytes, a general mashup of what we have been fed all these years, but more than that how we are learning to “play the feedback” (as Gardner Campbell notes). Create some art for ds106 and be sure to name your general bumper something like “bumper_zombieradio.mp3″ for just straight bumpers, or something more specific for sets, like ”80smovies_bumper_stepfather.mp3″. Make sense?
How do I create a set?
If you want to build a set that plays several files or a remixed soundcraft simply create a series of files (or one big one) and prefix it with the name of your set. For example, name them with sequence and program names within file names – ex: ”kickitover_01_lostinthesupermarket.mp3″, “kickitover_02_eattherich.mp3″. The prefix will allow us to structure your set if it’s spread out across several files.
How can I do a live broadcast from my computer or mobile?
There are several programs available to stream live. We have listed tutorials for 3 above along with the settings you will need to plugin. If someone else is currently live you will receive an error if you try to broadcast. You can view stats one whether anyone is streaming live and how many people are listening by going to http://188.8.131.52:8010/. If the /live mountpoint exists that means someone is currently streaming on the radio station. If only /autodj is playing the stream is free to take over.
How can I get #ds106radio on my site/blog
#ds106radio in yer sidebar
D’Arcy Norman’s HTML5 player
What’s the best way to listen to #ds106radio?
Any media player will work, but some work better than others – listeners like:
* VLC http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
* F-stream (mobile)
* Minecraft server: minecraft.ds106.us
* On Mac, use Fluid.app to turn http://darcynorman.net/ds106/radio/ into desktop app
#ds106radio JamCamp Archives
record audio or video with your mobile?
Pull that shit out of yer device and put it online somewhere where we can find it and get an archive sorted. I recorded a bunch w/ FStream / Voice Notes / Recorder , etc … also … hoping someone listening to Saturday live may have grabbed recording(s) to fill in some missing chunks from Sat.
Thursday, May 12
Saturday, May 14
* 7 Nation Army – http://darcynorman.net/audio/nv11/7nationarmy.mp3
Wednesday 7th September
* Open Country Symposium – ALT-C2011 – http://soundcloud.com/easegill/open-country-symposium
Sunday 6th November
* Air Hostess interview broadcast by @jimgroom live from flight – http://soundcloud.com/easegill/jim-groom-airplane-cast
* Remixed with Wall of Voodoo – http://soundcloud.com/cogdog/jim-groom-aircasting
* Video – In flight announcements remixed with part of above recording – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x02SUvIfqUw
Late Nov 2011
* Draggin’ played some tunes and the NoiseProfessor remixd them live after GrantPotter set up multiple mount points on the IceCast server. This recording captures some of that, mostly with both streams playing at once, sometimes swapping between them. http://soundcloud.com/easegill/draggin-noiseprofessor-on-dual
* Dean Shareski stepped up and played on, and with, #ds106radio tonight. The Creator, Grant Potter guided Dean between Scylla & Charybdis to get to the Golden Fleece of mixing voice and music on the air. This is a masterclass in providing confident and empathetic online support. Missed the first 20 minutes or so so jumps straight into the middle. http://soundcloud.com/easegill/shareski-namethattune-cropped
#ds106radio Mark II Development
* MP3 and OGG streams http://184.108.40.206:8000 – will soon become http://radio4life.ca
* http://220.127.116.11/login — admin login
* to broadcast /LIVE
* Server Type: IceCast 2
* Account: source
* Password: ds106
* Address: 18.104.22.168
* Port: 80
* Mount point: live.mp3
Yet to be added
* IceCast fallback-mountpoint for airtime/live switching
* Asterisk install and config http://www.asterisk.org/
* Test free mobile broadcasters w/ Asterisk to ices
* Sipdroid for Android, GPL v3
* Linphone for Android, Blackberry, and iPhone, GPL v2
* CSipSimple for Android, iPhone
* Fring for Linux, Java ME, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, Android OS and iPhone
* iSip for iPhone
* Acrobits for iPhone
* Bria for iPhone
* multiple file selection for metadata editing
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*** Name That Tune w/ @giuliaforsythe and @shareski ***
November 24, 2010
There will be -swag- for contestants. Bring your A game – and keep your own damn score below.
THERE WILL BE AWESOME PRIZES. (sorta)
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* Gizzled Old Dude: http://t.co/fkRQarps
* Hopeless Romantic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/6402731281/
* Old Man Badge! http://flickr/p/aKN7hp
* Funk Badge
* Good Parent Award!
* Old Days Chicago flic.kr/p/aKN7ag
Goober McGee Award
I think I won a funk badge for Rufus and Chaka Khan
Tie goes to @cogdog and @courosa
Badge-ola – Feh