Tips to capture board audio to stream

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rftranstv
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Tips to capture board audio to stream

Post by rftranstv » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:58 am

An LP FM i help out wants to start streaming...I want to use an output off their board and capture and stream it using a computer (3ghz 8 gig ram) not sure what kind of audio input card to use yet havent looked into it but im more worried about what software out there i can use? any ideas? Thanks!

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Re: Tips to capture board audio to stream

Post by dbuckley » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:58 pm

There's a list here: http://icecast.org/apps/

If you're streaming you'll either end up having a lot of folks connecting to your IP address and encoder, or you'll need a streaming server (like icecast, shoutcast, many others) somewhere on the net, or a third party company who run a streaming server on your behalf.

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Re: Tips to capture board audio to stream

Post by TPT » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:55 am

We send our audio out of the audio processor (an Omnia One) into a Henry matchbox then into the computer's on-board sound card. The Omnia has processed left and right outputs, in addition to the two composite stereo signals.
Sound cards anymore seem to break out into the cheap and dirty Soundblaster-type, probably not much better than the ones built into the motherboard, and the super-expensive, e.g. Digigram or ASI series--$500 and up.
Found this out when I had to find a replacement for an old Card D sound card that wouldn't work with a new Windows 7 machine. Went with an outboard USB "mixer"--Lexicon Alpha, which seemed to work.

Now on streaming: We pay $100 month to VirtBiz for a full time stream, plus $600 a year to Sound Exchange for the royalties.

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Re: Tips to capture board audio to stream

Post by radiowave911 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:25 pm

I am using Behringer USB sound interfaces for our streams. It is unbalanced in, but works better for us than the soundcard on the motherboard. I have 3 systems as part of my streaming setup - 2 encoders and one stream server. We do not have a lot of stream traffic, it is mainly when we do high school sports (we are a high school station), football and basketball for a local college, and Sunday worship services. We have the stream bandwidth set fairly low, and are feeding it on a cable internet service (business class), I think it is 100 x 50 (have not looked at a bill for it in a while - someone else pays that).

I bought the interfaces from Amazon, they were relatively inexpensive. They are the Behringer U-Control UCA202 boxes. We feed them with analog outputs from our Axia analog node, I have a control panel set up that can be used to select what audio feeds the streams, there are times where we feed program to one stream, with the prod studio feeding the other stream with a different broadcast. We have also done three sporting events at once - one live on-air, one streamed to primary, one streamed to alternate.
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Re: Tips to capture board audio to stream

Post by rftranstv » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:39 am

I ended up using BUTT and the on board line in...it works like a champ!

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