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Jerilynn,

Welcome to the world of DJing in SecondLife.

Based on the information in your question is sounds like you are using WinAmp + the ShoutCast DSP module add-in to start with. If this is true then here is the piece you are missing:

[========== Your PC ==========]  ------------- The Internet -----------  [============== Listener PC ==============]
[ Winamp ] +  [ Shoutcast DSP 2.3.2 ]  [ ShoutCast D.N.A.S. Server ]   [ SecondLife ] [ FMOD.DLLs ] [PC Sound System] 

You need to broadcast your stream to a Relay Service that will allow multiple listeners to attach to your stream in SecondLife and/or on the Internet.

These services are available quite affordability in SecondLife with pricing based on the number of Listeners you want as a maximum and the preferred highest listening bandwidth. Search for "ShoutCast Stream Server" to find Relay leasing services in-world.

Once you have obtained this service you will be issued an account on a server with 2 sets of login credentials & the stream URL + Port to use with your DSP Plug-in and to give out to your Listeners to use on their Parcel Music URL setting.

So in my case my public stream URL+Port is http://173.193.223.178:8346

You may be assigned a relay address like mine or it may be a domain name based URL+Port such as http://www.reallyniftyrelay.com:9999 - The 1st set of login credentials allow you to connect your PC to the relay service. This is what you are being asked to provide [ Relay Service URL, Port, userid & access password ]. The 2nd set of credentials allow you to login to your Relay service from it's webpage to examine the state of the service and to examine your operational statistics

As an example, I pay L$900/mo for my 100 listener / 192kbps ShoutCast D.N.A.S. service who I've been using for over 2 years because of their service & reliability. I've seen cheaper services available and tried a few as my secondary stream providers for emergencies and most of those have fallen by the wayside or are out of business.

Practically speaking, for a listener base in SL, while having a maximum stream bandwidth of 192kbps is great you'll find that using WinAmp you are best served by streaming at 128kbps so that all listeners in any club you work at can hear your music, even on older slower PCs with slow internet connections.

Pictures from my leased ShoutCast service:

D.N.A.S. Status Page - Listener POV

DNAS Server Status Page.png

 

Relay Service Status Page - Subscriber POV

Server Status Page.png

 

Additional Cautions: Never lease a Relay Service for more than the period of time that you don't mind losing the Lindens that paid for the service. Why? Because these services can be affected by world economics and the provider you choose can go out of business without warning.

P.S. You can also install and host your own Relay service on your own Spare PC Equipment but that is beyond the scope of my reply and rather complicated to set up.

 

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Jerilynn,

Welcome to the world of DJing in SecondLife.

Based on the information in your question is sounds like you are using WinAmp + the ShoutCast DSP module add-in to start with. If this is true then here is the piece you are missing:

[========== Your PC ==========]  ------------- The Internet -----------  [============== Listener PC ==============]
[ Winamp ] +  [ Shoutcast DSP 2.3.2 ]  [ ShoutCast D.N.A.S. Server ]   [ SecondLife ] [ FMOD.DLLs ] [PC Sound System] 

You need to broadcast your stream to a Relay Service that will allow multiple listeners to attach to your stream in SecondLife and/or on the Internet.

These services are available quite affordability in SecondLife with pricing based on the number of Listeners you want as a maximum and the preferred highest listening bandwidth. Search for "ShoutCast Stream Server" to find Relay leasing services in-world.

Once you have obtained this service you will be issued an account on a server with 2 sets of login credentials & the stream URL + Port to use with your DSP Plug-in and to give out to your Listeners to use on their Parcel Music URL setting.

So in my case my public stream URL+Port is http://173.193.223.178:8346

You may be assigned a relay address like mine or it may be a domain name based URL+Port such as http://www.reallyniftyrelay.com:9999 - The 1st set of login credentials allow you to connect your PC to the relay service. This is what you are being asked to provide [ Relay Service URL, Port, userid & access password ]. The 2nd set of credentials allow you to login to your Relay service from it's webpage to examine the state of the service and to examine your operational statistics

As an example, I pay L$900/mo for my 100 listener / 192kbps ShoutCast D.N.A.S. service who I've been using for over 2 years because of their service & reliability. I've seen cheaper services available and tried a few as my secondary stream providers for emergencies and most of those have fallen by the wayside or are out of business.

Practically speaking, for a listener base in SL, while having a maximum stream bandwidth of 192kbps is great you'll find that using WinAmp you are best served by streaming at 128kbps so that all listeners in any club you work at can hear your music, even on older slower PCs with slow internet connections.

Pictures from my leased ShoutCast service:

D.N.A.S. Status Page - Listener POV

DNAS Server Status Page.png

 

Relay Service Status Page - Subscriber POV

Server Status Page.png

 

Additional Cautions: Never lease a Relay Service for more than the period of time that you don't mind losing the Lindens that paid for the service. Why? Because these services can be affected by world economics and the provider you choose can go out of business without warning.

P.S. You can also install and host your own Relay service on your own Spare PC Equipment but that is beyond the scope of my reply and rather complicated to set up.

 

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You should have received a stream login password in a NC to attach your stream to the relay service login.

Those are the values you use. In your case leave the DJ/Userid Blank - All you need is the stream password to connect your DSP service. Shoutcast DNAS servers do not use a userid to connect the encoder stream to the Relay Server input port.

This is what I get from my service provider [changed for privacy]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

XTREAM
======

If you have any questions or issues, feel free to contact inworld: PValenca Slade, Sucesso Kamm or Nykky Camel
Or: e-mail: xtreamhotspot@gmail.com ~ skype: pvalenca_slade

--------------------YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION   ------------------

Stream:
-------------------------------------------
Server IP: 173.193.223.178
(Host: tiger.xtreamhotspotstreams.com)
Port: 8346
Password: 1234567 <- Not really [This is all I use to connect my stream to my relay service with SAM 2013 Encoders]

Your stream url is (to be set in land):
http://173.193.223.178:8346

-------------------------------------------
Admin Login
-------------------------------------------
http://173.193.223.178:8346
Admin User: admin
Admin Password: 987654321 < - Not really

--------------------------------------------
Control Panel:
--------------------------------------------
URL:  http://tiger.xtreamhotspotstreams.com/cast
user: xh004567    < - Not really
password: 987654321   < - Not really

DNAS LINKS
**********
Stream.: http://173.193.223.178:8346
History: http://173.193.223.178:8346/played.html
Status.: http://173.193.223.178:8346/index.html
Admin..: http://173.193.223.178:8346/admin.cgi
iTunes.: http://173.193.223.178:8346/listen.pls

 

SAM.2013 Encoder to Relay Service Example

SAM Encoder.png

 

Note: SHOUTcast v1 servers don't require a userid to connect the encoder stream to the Relay Service

So I'm at a loss as to why the DSP add-in is asking for one. A native SHOUTcast V1 DNAS server account has 2 passwords. One for the stream connection and one associated with a userid to allow back of server access to the settings features.

Question: What information is asked for is under your Encoder tab?

 

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