This guide is indicated for those in doubt about how to broadcast LIVE.
Each and every broadcast through your computer to our server is considered to be a LIVE broadcast, even though there is no speaker with microphone.
Thus, every broadcast of songs, jingles, ads or any other audio data, with voiceover or not, executed through your computer, is considered to be a LIVE broadcast.
To do a LIVE broadcast you will need an audio automation software, in charge for executing your audio files, and a software to execute the broadcast of your audio data to our servers.
There are several options available, such as SimpleCast, OptiCodec, SamCast, Sam Broadcaster, Playlist Digital, etc.
In this guide we will use Oddcast V3 and ZaraRadio, two options completely free of charge, which allow broadcast in MP3 or AAC Plus.
We will use these two softwares together, thereby allowing complete control of your LIVE broadcast!
If you already have another broadcast software and want to use it, click here to check our list of step-by-step guides and learn to configure it.
Firstly, you need to install both softwares on your computer.
You may download them on the links right below:
If you already have ZaraRadio installed, click here to learn how to install Oddcast.
If you already have both softwares installed, click here to learn how to configure it with your online radio station.
Step 1 – How to install ZaraRadio:
After downloading ZaraRadio in your computer, open the file ZARARADIO1.6.2.zip , and run the installer, ZARARADIO 1.6.2.exe :
Click on “Ok“, as shown above.
On the new screen, which will be displayed, click on “Next“.
On the next screens, click on “Next” until the option “Install” is displayed.
Done! ZaraRadio is installed!
Now we need to translate it to english.
Just open ZaraRadio for the first time, and select your language.
If you already have this software installed, click here to learn how to configure it to broadcast live with your own online radio station.
Step 2 – How to install Oddcast V3:
After downloading Oddcast V3 in your computer, open the file ODDCast_V3.zip.
After this, open the file ODDCast_V3_3.1.18.exe and click on “I Agree“:
Click on “Next >” and on “Install“.
Returning to the file ODDCast_V3.zip, run “ODDCast_Libs.exe”.
Step 3 – Configuring Oddcast V3:
Run Oddcast V3 and the screen below will be shown:
In “Live Recording“, the first option marked in red, select the audio source to be broadcasted.
If you are using a soundboard, select the audio input to which the equipment is connected.
E.g.: Microphone, Aux. Input.
If the audio to be broadcasted is being generated in the computer itself, select the option “StereoMix“.
Some computers do not have support to “StereoMix“.
In this case, we recommend you to use a virtual sound card.
A good choise is VoiceMeeter, which is an excellent software free of charge!
Now click on “Add Encoder” to configure the broadcast data of your online radio in Oddcast V3, as shown in the figure below:
Double click on the recently-created Encoder, so that a new window is displayed:
In option “Encoder Type” select “AAC Plus” to AAC broadcasts, or “MP3 Lame” to MP3 broadcasts.
ATTENTION: If the options MP3 Lame and AAC Plus are not available, return to the installation step of Oddcast V3 to install file ODDCast_Libs.exe.
Click on “Broadcast passwords“.
A list with all the broadcasters will be displayed.
Click on “Broadcaster data“, beside the password of the broadcaster to be used.
Done! All the data you need will be shown.
You just need to configure Oddcast as the picture shows:
Having done this, click on “Ok” to save the configurations.
Now you can start your LIVE broadcast!
Start playing your audio files on ZaraRadio and go back to Oddcast V3.
If the option “Peak Meter” is in “Off“, just click once on the black bar to activate it.
Now your online radio station is LIVE, through your computer.
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