How to connect Edcast Standalone to Famcast

Step 1 – Install Edcast Standalone

Download Edcast Standalone software and install it. This is a free application that can broadcast live audio to famcast servers. Edcast doesn’t require any other software to operate (hence the name ‘Standalone’), and is ideal for 24/7 live streaming environments such as streaming an AM/FM station over the internet.

Link – Click Here to Download Edcast Standalone

https://famcast.co.za/software/edcast.exe

Step 2 – Install the LAME MP3 Encoder

  • (1, 2) Right click the link below and choose “Save As…”

Link – Lame Encoding DLL

  • Navigate to ‘C:\ Program Files \ edcast’ and click ‘Save’. It is VERY important that you save this file inside the actual Edcast program folder.

Step 3 – Start Edcast Standalone and configure the encoder

  • (3) Click the ‘Add Encoder’ button
  • (4) Right-click the new encoder that appears below it
  • (5) Choose ‘Configure’ from the menu that appears

In the ‘Basic Settings’ section, set up the encoder.

  • (6) Enter your chosen bitrate – this must be equal or lower than the rate you purchased.
  • (7) Enter your samplerate – Enter 44100 for bitrates above 96, or 22050 for streams below 96.
  • (8) Number of channels – Enter 2 for bitrates above 48, choose 1 for bitrates below 48.
  • (9) Select the ‘MP3 Lame’ encoder
  • (10) Select ‘Icecast2’ for Icecast server,
  • (11) Enter the host name of your server. (e.g sv1.famcast.co.za or sv2.famcast.co.za)
  • (12) Enter the port number of your server. (e.g 8010)
  • (13) Enter the DJ or Admin password of your server.
  • (14) Enter the mount point – this will usually be /stream or /live


In the ‘YP Settings’ section, enter your station details.

  • Click ‘OK’

Step 5 – Start encoding

  • (15) Tick the ‘AutoReconnect’ box
  • (16) Highlight the new encoder, then click the ‘Connect’ button
  • You should see information about the encoder status in the ‘Transfer Rate’ column.  If it’s working properly, a numeric value will appear indicating the transmission speed.

 

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