How to connect Winamp with FamCast

Step 2 – Install the Edcast DSP Plugin and lame_enc.dll

Download the Edcast Plugin for Winamp and install it.  This is a free plugin for Winamp that lets you stream out to the Internet.

Link – Click to Download Edcast Winamp Plugin

Download the LAME MP3 encoding plugin (lame_enc.dll) and place it into your Winamp folder.  Do this by right clicking the link and choosing “Save Link As…”, then navigate into ‘C:\ Program Files (x86) \ Winamp’ before clicking the Save button.

Link – Right Click and choose “Save Link As…” to Download lame_enc.dll

Step 3 – Start Winamp and the Edcast DSP Plugin

  • Start Winamp
  • Press Ctrl – P (Ctrl and P keys together) – This will open the settings page.
  • (1) Click ‘DSP/Effect’ on the left column – you may need to scroll down.
  • (2) Select ‘edcast DSP v3’ – a window called ‘edcast’ will appear.

 

 

Step 4 – Set up 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
  • (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) Hilite 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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