How to use EdCast

To open EdCast, follow these steps:

  1. Download the package from https://totalwebservices.net/tools/edcast.rar
  2. Unpack it using an archiving program such as WinZip, WinRAR, IZarc or 7-Zip into a desired location.
  3. After unpacking, locate the folder named "edcast", that contains the "edcastStandalone.exe" file, and place the entire folder in a location of your choice (e.g. Desktop).
  4. Double-click on "edcastStandalone.exe" to run it.
  5. You are ready to use EdCast as soon as you configure it!
To configure EdCast follow these steps:
  1. Double-click on the MP3 encoder in the encoders list. Configuration dialog will open.
  2. Specify the desired bit rate. Make sure not to exceed the bit rate that is allowed on your streaming plan (the ShoutCast server may ban IPs that abuse bitrate limits).
  3. Specify the sample rate. Usually, you will leave this as is (44100)
  4. Specify whether you want mono or stereo. Mono will use less bandwidth, so you may want to use it if your streaming plan has a bandwidth restriction.
  5. Select "Shoutcast" for Server Type.
  6. Specify the IP address, or host name of the streaming server. For our customers, this will usually be radio.totalwebservices.net, but refer to your account setup details if that doesn't work.
  7. Specify the Server Port. This port was provided to you in the streaming account setup email. If you're not sure, feel free to send us a ticket to clarify this.
  8. Specify the Encoder Password. This password was provided to you in the streaming account setup email. If you're not sure, feel free to send us a ticket to clarify this.
  9. Mountpoint is only needed for Icecast servers, so ignore that.
  10. Specify the Reconnect Seconds. This will specify how long EdCast will wait before it attempts to reconnect, if the connection was not successful.
  11. The other options (YP Settings and Advanced Settings) are optional, but feel free to set those as needed.

Tip:
  • It's best if you set priority of "edcastStandalone.exe" to High or Realtime in Task Manager. This will prevent the sound from skipping when the computer is busy with other tasks. To do that:
    1. While EdCast is running, press Ctrl+Alt+Del and select Task Manager
    2. In the Processes tab, locate the process called edcastStandalone.exe
    3. Right-click on it and select Set Priority > Realtime. If Realtime is not possible, select High.


Thanks for reading. Please let us know if something is still unclear or if we made any mistakes. We will appreciate your feedback.

 

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