Connection Settings will need to be adjusted while considering
- Your Internet
connection; LAN, proxy, Firewall? Modem? Static IP address?
Resources; CPU, available RAM, multitasking
allowable bit rate versus maximum number of listeners.
Webstream or not, enable stereo or not?
Broadcaster settings, click on the yellow Settings button in the
Once the Settings window drops down, click on the Change button
in the Connection Settings window.
Pirate Radio allows you to broadcast through a firewall, LAN,
or Proxy. You will need to enter the appropriate information in
the fields under Connection. Also see more HERE.
Set up the broadcaster as if it was a web server.
true IP address
If you are unable to broadcast, one of the reasons may be
because you have provided the wrong IP address. If you are on
a LAN, frequently there is confusion over what constitutes a
true IP address or simply the address used within the network.
Go to the page below that autodetects your true IP.
your true IP address
port through firewall
When an administrator wishes to allow computers inside a
closed network that is protected by a firewall to be accessible
from outside computers they will make a port available through
the gateway computer. The default port ID is 80, which is the
usual web server port that allows web browsers from the outside
to look up pages displayed from computers from behind a firewall.
However, your network administrator may create a different port.
To change the port ID, click in the field beside Port and type
in the new number. Also note that it has become common for ISPs
to restrict port 80. In that case, another port such as 8080
will overcome the problem.
Listening quality vs number of listeners
When a listener begins hearing your station they are actually
connecting with their computer to your computer using both the
bandwidth they have available and the bandwidth that you have
available. The more listeners attempt to hear your broadcast,
the more connections your bandwidth must support. Pirate Radio
allows you to ration bandwidth to each listener depending upon
how many you wish to support and at what quality.
Connection Settings Window
RD3 Stream (on or off)
To adjust quality settings for listeners using the regular RD3
stream (what they hear through the Destiny Media Player), go to
drop-down list beside Maximum Bitrate at RD3 Stream. Click on
the list and then choose the maximum bit rate (kbps) that you
allow listeners to connect at. This is the maximum that someone
may transfer from your station; listeners on lower bandwidth will
connect at a lower data rate. By bringing the maximum kpbs lower,
you allow more potential listeners to connect.
Most modems do not connect at upload speeds faster than
40kbps. Please do not try to provide bit rates that you can
not accommodate or problems will persist.
(on or off)
If you are broadcasting only Talk radio or at lower bit rates,
stereo may not be necessary. Broadcasting stereo also causes higher
use of your system resources. If you barely meet minimum requirements
or plan to use the broadcasting machine for other tasks while
broadcasting, you may prefer to disable stereo. By doing this
you half the bit rate needed for a similar quality signal by your
listeners while broadcasting a good quality mono sound. To disable
it, click in the checkbox to uncheck Stereo.
is currently Mono only, due to limitations of Java. Future versions
of Webstream will use Java 2.0 which will allow Stereo.
(on or off)
Webstream is built upon the player-less technology of Clipstream.
Your live Webstream broadcast can be embedded into a web page,
banner ad, etc. for player-less listening. Webstream can even
be embedded to an email and played live within the recipient's
At this time, the bit rate for player-less Webstream is not
adjustable. Future builds of the software will allow for more
Be sure to only allow the number of listners your connection will
support. To do this, simply type a number into the field beside
Maximum number of listeners. The number of listeners you can support
will be dictated by your Internet connection upload speed and
the maximum bit rate that you allow each listener. The software
does not allow a number higher than 100 as anything higher is
an unreasonable number for a residential broadband connection