### Compatibility: SHOUTcast V1.x, SHOUTcast V2.x, Icecast V2.x ###
If you're a serious broadcaster, then SAM Broadcaster may be the best option for you. We won't go into all of the features here, this is just a quick guide to setting up your encoder.
If you need info on more advanced features of SAM Broadcaster then please go to http://spacial.com/help-center/sam-broadcaster
Installation is straight forward and plenty of information is provided on the Spacial website so we will assume that you already have the software installed.
Configure your stream
1) Go to Desktop B
You will find some icons along the top of the window, click on B and this should bring up some different modules, including one called 'Encoders'.
Cilck on the '+' icon and add an encoder. A new box will appear where you can select the format of your stream.
2) Set your stream format
SHOUTcast (v1 and v2):
- aacPlus v2
- MP3 (LAME_ENC)
- aacPlus v2 (Icecasy KH only)
- MP3 (LAME_ENC)
- Ogg (Vorbis)
3) Configure your encoder and server settings
First of all, you will be asked to select the bitrate of your stream. The Mode and Sampling Rate can usually be kept as the default values.
Once complete, click on the Server Details tab. This is where you put in the info that you were sent when your SHOUTcast/Icecast account was activated.
You will need to enter the Address, Port, Password, etc - if you are unsure, please open a support ticket or log in to the control panel (you should have recieved an email when you signed up to the service with your stream details).
Please ensure that you select the correct server type and if you're using Shoutcast then you need to make sure you select the right version (v1 or v2). All of the fields outlined in red above are required. Click OK once you have completed your setup.
Icecast users: If you use Icecast then you will need to add a Mount (unless you use SHOUTcast mode). This is normally /stream or if you're using AutoDJ Switching Mode then it will be /live - You can enter an alternative Mountpoint but the HTML players that we provide may not work.
4) You're ready to go on air
Now all you need to do is to select the new encoder and click on the start button: