Have an Android powered phone? Been looking for a way to broadcast live audio to #ds106radio?
Pocket Transmitter allows you broadcast to #ds106radio in same manner as things are done with Papaya Broadcaster.
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://188.8.131.52:8000/
30-40 seconds from connection you will see your /LIVE Android broadcast at #ds106radio at: http://184.108.40.206:8010/
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Excellent! A long time coming, but further monocasts will result!
Thanks for sharing and tweaking.
still sorting our the delay in the relay but should have that cleared up by tomorrow. Streams great to the secondary IceCast server – really clear.
Wow, seems to connect fast!!!