Introduction Audio Stream (winamp)



Using a Broadcaster, you can become one of the Internet radio stations pumping out new music,

talk and programming for the net-connected world. Whether you’re big or small, 24-hrs a day or just one, the RadioDestiny Broadcaster is the quick and easy way for you to start broadcasting.

All you need is a PC with a sound card, some audio and a constant connection to the Internet and you can join the growing base of Internet radio broadcasters. In a few easy steps you can have your station up and running on our station directory complete with links to your email and web page.



– simultaneous streaming of CD quality stereo RD3 and ‘player-less’ Webstream codecs

– variable bit rate streaming, adjustable on the fly

– convenient live mixer for line-in and hard drive broadcasting

– broadcast a live stream from within a web page, email, or banner with Webstream

– broadcast CD covers and lyrics with MPE

– uncensored Internet broadcasting; you are in control

– convenient, intuitive listener tracking

…and more; all with the same easy-to-use functionality Destiny is known for


System Requirements


– Pentium class CPU 166 MHz or faster

– Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP or higher

– 64 MB RAM

– Minimum 56k direct Internet connection


– A dedicated machine for broadcasting

– Dual ISDN direct Internet connection or better

– Full duplex, medium to high end sound card

– 128 MB RAM or more

– PC: Intel Pentium 266+ or AMD K6 400+ higher CPU

– Mid to high end quality microphone

– Clean source audio

– Sufficient hard drive space for a collection of audio files if you intend on broadcasting from your hard drive.


Quick Start

1. Download and install a brodcast program. (*Windows O/S)

1. Connect to the Internet! (You must have an Internet accessible Internet Protocol (IP) address.

2. Adjust your station information; name, genre and other options.

1. Grab some music! Select some audio files for your playlist or simply plug your audio source into the Line In on your sound card. Drag and drop files onto the playlist window for quick assembly.

2. Click the big “Begin” button.


Broadcasting From a Playlist

You must be connected to the Internet to broadcast. Only live broadcasts are listed on the directory.

1.Assemble your song files

Before you begin a broadcast, your song files (MP3s, .wavs, etc.) should be arranged into directories that can be easily accessed by you. If you intend to insert a song from CDs into your Playlist, have a CD in your primary CD-ROM drive with others waiting close by. Using the line-in feature with a microphone will allow you to intro songs or chat to your listeners while you smoothly change Cds.


2. Add files to your Playlist

The Playlist is a list of songs that are ready to be accessed by the Broadcaster You can save each Playlist that you create as a file and load it up at another time. To access the Playlist menu, click on the Playlist button. The Broadcaster also supports previously built playlists (.lst and .pls)

The Playlist window can be detached and stretched for convenient editing.

Playlist Interface

Once the Playlist window is open, you will have several ways of adding files to the playlist. You can add individual files by clicking the Add File button. You can add the entire contents of a folder of audio files by clicking on the Add Folder button. Or, you can load a previously created Playlist by clicking on Load.

Another way of doing this is to simply drag and drop files, folders or playlists onto the black portion of the

Playlist window.

Playlist Buttons

Creating a series of different Playlists will allow you to easily and conveniently keep your content fresh.

Because the Broadcaster will play playlists from the Destiny Media Player and other third party players such as Winamp (.lst, .m3u), we recommend using your Destiny Media Player to do your playlist editing. For example, the Destiny Media Player includes the extra functionality of including subdirectories

when a folder/directory is added. The Destiny Media Player also has expanded sorting and randomizing features. Multiple pre-made playlists can also be loaded into a single playlist for sequential playback.


3. Decide how Broadcaster plays the Playlist Default (‘top to bottom’)

With the repeat option selected, the Broadcaster will play your entire list over and over again upon reaching the end of the list.

Playback Options

Random – If you press Random the Broadcaster will rearrange your playlist in a random order. Think of it as a Randomize feature.


4.Changing order in the Playlist

The Playlist enables you to change the order of songs in the Playlist using a few methods. You can click down on a song title name and then drag it up to a spot and release it to insert it into another spot in the

Playlist. Or, you can highlight the song or a group of songs and use the move up and move down buttons to shift the songs one space at a time. Removing songs To remove songs from the playlist, highlight the

song or songs and then click the Remove button.

Remove Button


5. Saving the Playlist:

After spending many minutes (or hours!) creating a playlist you will want to save it. Click on the Save


Save Button

Save the file in the Destiny folder or some other convenient location so that you know where to Load it from later. Use descriptive names for your list to easily distinguish from other lists.

Note: It’s important to know that a Playlist does not include the songs themselves. A Playlist is a set of pointers to the files. If you create a Playlist and then move the songs from their original locations, the Playlist will not know where to find them and will skip that slot.

6. Broadcast!

Once you created or loaded a playlist, go to the main interface and click the Begin button!



Broadcasting Live


1. Connect the Live Source to your Computer

Plug an audio device into the input of your sound card. This can be a stereo component, mixer, microphone, etc.

Be careful while Broadcasting with Line-in… if you are monitoring your own broadcast or listening to something else at the same time, it could be picked up by your microphone and re-broadcast causing an echo for the listener.

Testing Microphone Input

1. Make sure that your microphone is in the right jack. In the back of your PC is a slot that has 2 or

3 sound input jacks (the same ones as are on your Walkman or other portable radio device). One of them is probably labelled “mic”. Plug into that one. Also, while you’re at it, make sure the volume is physically set at a reasonable level so that you can hear your output on your external speakers.

2. In Windows go to your Volume icon on the bottom right hand corner of your screen and double click on it. This will bring up an expanded Volume dialog box.

Windows Volume Control Screen

3. Make sure that the Volume slider under “Microphone Balance” is set to the middle or higher and that the Mute check box is unchecked.

4. If no Microphone option is available, go to Options and select Properties. Look under the Adjust Volume For section and make sure that the Recording radio button is clicked on. Then look under the Show the following volume controls section and scroll until you find Microphone and check its box. Click OK when you have done so. Go and adjust the Microphone levels.

5. Close Volume and go to your START menu, then Programs -> Accessories -> Multimedia until you find a program called “Sound Recorder”. Launch it. (“Sound Recorder” may also exist in different folder underneath Accessories on certain machines)

6. Once Sound Recorder is launched, click on the record button (red button) and start speaking into the microphone. Some microphones have an “on” switch or toggle that you may have to activate before it will record. When you’re finished speaking, press stop. Rewind and press play to hear your file.


I don’t hear anything! What do I do?

Solution 1: Try switching your microphone input to a different jack.

Solution 2: Check recording levels / un-mute and try again.

Solution 3: Reinstall the drivers in your sound card. If they are corrupted or that doesn’t work, check your sound card manual or get in touch with their tech support.

Solution 4: Speak louder. You’re a DJ; not a mouse.


2. Enable Line-In function in Mixer window

From the main interface of the Broadcaster , go to the yellow button at the bottom of the screen that says

“Mixer”. Click on it to open up the Mixer window.

The Mixer menu has a series of buttons. Find the one that says “Line In” (top right) and click on it. Thebutton should turn red and look like it is pressed in. Now the Broadcaster will recognize line input (input from any sound device such as a microphone or stereo deck that is hooked into your PC’s sound card).


3. Make sure volume for Line In is high enough

The volume can be set with the vertical sliders on the mixer as well as with the pre-set buttons. The volume coming into your computer may also need to be adjusted. The vertical Volume Indicator will act as a general guide.


4. Ensure fader allows for Line In

There is a horizontal slider at the bottom of the Mixer window that controls how much of the output of your broadcast is made up of the Live or Playlist levels. Using this slider you can, for example, decide how much your microphone overrides a song being played from the playlist when you want to talk over a portion of a song. If the slider is placed all the way to the left, it means that all of the output will be devoted to the Playlist and none of your line input will be heard.

Tip: If you are broadcasting from a microphone be sure that you’re not also monitoring your broadcast from your speakers or else your microphone will pick it up and cause a feedback.

This will result in an annoying echo for your listeners.

5. Hit Begin in main interface

Click the big “Begin” button and once the Broadcaster has connected you will be live on the air.



The Station Settings editor allows you to specify your station information so you can provide additional information

to your listeners. To access the editor, click on the yellow Settings button at the bottom of the main interface.

Settings Button Once the Settings window drops down, click on the Change button in the Station Settings area.

Station Settings Screen

An explanation of what each field refers to appears below. This information appears when the listener tunes in to your station on their Destiny Media Player™ or through Webstream.

Tip: Changes to your Station Settings can be done while broadcasting but will be updated after you stop

and restart your broadcast.



Station Name

Your station’s name – this name will be listed in the directory at and in the Destiny Media

Player’s Radio mode. Your listeners will be able to select your station by name. You can enter your station’s call letters (example: DSNY) or a longer station name (example: Bob’s Rock Palace).



The section or format that your station fits into. Select from the pull down list; you must be connected to the Internet.



Enter your location. This could be your city, country, state of mind, or whatever else you wish display.



Enter a short description to a maximum of 200 characters. A description larger than that will be clipped.



your station email address. Allows listeners to request songs, comment on content, etc. This address will automatically load the listener’s email client when the Email button is selected on their Destiny Media Player while listening to your station.


Web Site

Allows listeners to visit your station web site with a click on their Destiny Media Player. The URL entered here will automatically load when the Web button is selected on the listener’s Destiny Media Player


Download URL

This is a feature available to broadcasters that are broadcasting MPEs. If you are not broadcasting MPEs, then leave this blank.

Below is an example of what the listener sees in the Destiny Media Player™.

Media Player Information Screen


Destiny Media Player image: the Station Information entered in the Broadcaster shows up like

this for the listener. Clicking Web will launch the listener’s browser and go to the website that is entered in the Web Site field. If Email is clicked, it will launch their email client with a message addressed to the broadcaster.




Your Broadcaster Connection Settings will need to be adjusted while considering certain issues:

– Your Internet connection; LAN, proxy, Firewall? Modem? Static IP address?

– System Resources; CPU, available RAM, multitasking

– Maximum allowable bit rate versus maximum number of listeners.

– Enable Webstream or not, enable stereo or not

To access Broadcaster settings, click on the Settings button in the main interface.

Settings Button

Once the Settings window drops down, click on the Change button in the Connection Settings window.

Connection Settings Screen

Connection Settings Window


IP address

The Broadcaster has to know your true IP (Internet protocol) address so your listeners can

connect to your Broadcaster. By providing this information you are allowing the station directory list a valid path to your station.


Checking Your IP Address on the Web

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.

your true IP.

You should see text similar to this:

Your IP address is:

Check the IP Address box under ‘Connection’ and then paste the IP address displayed above into the field next to it. You may also need to adjust the port as necessary, in the event that you cannot stream through port 80.


Checking Your IP Address Manually

Win 95/98 Operating Systems:

1. Click on the Start menu

2. Select “Run”

3. Type “winipcfg”

4. Click”OK”

Win NT, 2000, XP Operating Systems:

1. Click on the Start menu

2. Select “Run”

3. Type “cmd”

4. Click”OK”

5. Type “ipconfig”

If you have a static IP address, it will only need to be entered into the broadcaster once. If your IP address is dynamic, as many ISPs grant a new IP address from their available ‘pool’, you may need to check this each time you connect to the Internet.

If you are using a router, firewall, and/or have networked your computer in some way, be sure that your valid Internet accessible IP address in entered into the broadcaster.


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.

RD3 Stream

To adjust quality settings for listeners using the regular RD3 stream (what they hear through the MediaPlayer), 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.

Note: Most modems do not connect at speeds faster than 40kbps. Please do not try to provide bit rates that you cannot accommodate or problems will persist.


Stereo (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.

Note: Webstream is currently Mono only, due to limitations of Java. Future versions of

Webstream will use Java 2.0 that will allow Stereo.


WebStream (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 email client!

Note: At this time, the bit rate for player-less Webstream is not adjustable. Future builds of the software will allow for more flexibility.


Set maximum listeners

Be sure to only allow the number of listeners 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.


Adjusting 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.

Broadcaster 3 allows you to ration bandwidth to each listener depending upon how many you wish to support and at what quality.


Broadcasting from LAN / D S L / Proxy S e r v e r s


LAN or Intranet

Machines on a local network or proxy server are able to browse the Internet and receive broadcasts. But in order to be a broadcaster, they must have a direct IP (Internet Protocol) connection to the Internet. This is because the listeners on the Internet must reach your computer directly. When local machines browse the Internet they do so through an Internet firewall set up on the gateway computer that permits internal users to browse the Internet, but restricts access from the outside for security reasons.

Note: Use Port 80 to get through your firewall. Using RadioDestiny Broadcaster 3.0, set up your proxy or firewall as you would for a web server and use port 80. The broadcaster can be configured through Settings-Connection Settings.



A broadcaster using a Digital Subscriber Line (DSL or sometimes Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line) will have a direct connection to the Internet. Again, if they set up a LAN, they will need to acquire a directIP for their local computers if they wish to broadcast on any computer that is not the gateway.


Proxy Server

A proxy network is a network where the gateway computer caches (or stores) all Internet requests by local

users in order to speed requests to frequently requested pages. So when another user wants to look at a web page that previous users have requests, they are given the cached document first from a closer location than going out into the Internet for the original document. Most cable modem services act this way.

If a user sets up a LAN using their cable modem, the computer that is connected to the cable modem is now a gateway computer. All other local computers hooked up to that gateway computer will have the same problem that local computers on a LAN have. Again, special requests can be made to the cable service to acquire a direct IP for a local computer. There is an additional problem for broadcasting through proxy networks. Since the proxy server caches Internet documents, the station directory at Destiny will not be current to the broadcaster


Broadcasting with a Router

If you are connecting one or more computers to the Internet with a router, you will need to configure the router to redirect Broadcaster traffic to the appropriate internal server (computer using the Broadcaster). In other words, computers on the internal network are assigned private IP addresses, and they connect to the Internet via the router’s public IP address. Incoming connections (to services like the Broadcaster) will be accepted by the router, which then needs to be configured to forward these requests to the appropriate private IP address. This configuration varies between brands and models of routers (look for “virtual server”, “forwarding”, or “NAT” in your routers documentation). Note that the Broadcaster uses protocol: TCP with default port 80.


Internet Connection / L i s t e n e r C h a r t

Time and time we’ve been asked what connection a broadcaster needs to reach the maximum number of listeners. Obviously, it pays to gets the fastest, widest bandwidth possible. The following chart (fig. A) shows the number of listeners that can be supported by the type of connection. Of course, getting the fastest connection is a function of budget. On this page we will outline some of the best options for broadcasters.

Connection Chart


Connection Max Notes

28.8k modem 1 Experimental use only. Uses up a phone line.56k modem 1

Ideal conditions for 56k bandwidth rarely occur. Most

56k modems never get beyond 28.8 speed. Uses up a phone line.

ISDN (128 Kbps) 3-5 Clean constant connection. Changes phone lines

from analog to digital. You can use your phone. Cable (1.5mbs)varies

between approx. 3-30

Uses your TV cable line / you can still waste your mind watching TV. Performance depends upon the number of active users in your area. Advantage:

everyone has or can get tv.

DSL (1.544mbs) varies between approx. 1-30

Uses your plain old telephone system. Performance

depends upon your distance from telephone central

office. Permits use of your voice phone as well.

Slower upload than download speed. Inexpensive.

Not available everywhere.

T1 78 Good independent broadcast base. Fast connection and reliable.

10mbs 516 If you have a 10mbs connection to your ISP.

T3 (44.736 Mbps) 2298 Totally fast. Totally expensive.

FDDI 25806 Fibre-optic. Unless you are a major corporation;

chances are you won’t be using this.


Monitoring Listners

Broadcaster programs allows you to easily track your listener activity in a graphic chart form or by IP address.

Disconnecting a User

Sometimes it is useful to disconnect a single user. To do this, click on the user in the Listeners window and then click the Disconnect button.

Listener Graphs

Along the bottom of the window are three buttons that bring up graphs showing listener activity over a period of 1 Day, 10 Days or Total time since you began broadcasting. When you click either of the buttons it will show you a line graph showing spikes of activity. These lines are separated into a green, blue and red line.

green RD3 stream (default)

blue Streaming MP3 (currently unavailable)

red webstream (web page streaming)

By looking at this you can see how most of your listeners are accessing your station.

Tip: If the spikes in your graphs aren’t distinct (too low to be seen) this is due to the number of maximum listeners you have allowed for in your Broadcast Settings. The graph is setting the range according to how many you think you may be receiving at a time. If you have it set to 100 maximum listeners, the graph range will be very high but if you only get 1 listener, it will show up as a mere pixel on the graph screen. To change this, adjust your maximum listeners to a more realistic number. A listener log file in .txt format can also be found in the folder.



Using Webstream o n Broadcaster


Webstream technology is based upon our player-less streaming format, Clipstream. It enables users to click a link

on a webpage and call up your radio station without needing to use the Destiny Media Player. The technology uses Java streaming which enables a clear mono sound (stereo will be available in Java 2). The advantage of using it is that listeners who wander onto your web page can tune in whether they have a player installed or not; there is no

need to leave your site or be distracted with a lengthy download and install process. Webstream is also cross platform to all Java-enabled browsers and email clients.

Currently, Webstream links are automatically displayed in the station directory page here: and

In the Station Directory page users can click on the title of the station to bring up the Media Player to hear the default RD3 sound or they can click on the webstream link to hear the Webstream signal (no player required).

Webstream can also be inserted into a banner or even within an email. Imagine playing your live broadcast, sending an email to your friend, seeing them receive it on your listener log, and blowing them away when you start to talk to them, live, through their email message!


Launching From a Web Page

To enrich your existing web site or as an added feature while building a new one, you can add an image or text link which will immediately launch the Destiny Media Player or player-less Webstream browser window; (version 3..0) that connects to your station (when it is currently broadcasting).

Whenever you broadcast, your server automatically creates a file with the extension .rdl which identifies your station at the time it is broadcasting.

Start up your broadcaster and go to the live stations . Copy the link for your station and paste it into your html page. Upload your page.

To copy the link: Internet Explorer – hover over the station link, right click, ‘Copy Shortcut’. Netscape Navigator – hover over the station link, right click, ‘Copy Link Location’.

Note: If you have a dynamic IP address, this link will need to be updated every time you broadcast.

More Detail:

Start up your broadcaster: Go to the live stations

Copy the link for your station and paste it into your html page. Upload your page.

To copy the link: Internet Explorer – hover over the station link, right click, ‘Copy Shortcut’. Netscape Navigator – hover over the station link, right click, ‘Copy Link Location’.

Note: If you have a dynamic IP address, this link will need to be updated every time you broadcast.

If the listener has the Destiny Media Player™ as the default player, when they click on the hotspot, the Media Player™ will start playing your broadcast. Player-less Webstream will launch and play as long as the listener’s browser has Java enabled, (stats indicate 90% + are enabled and able to tune in)

If the listener has the Destiny Media Player™ as the default player, when they click on the hotspot, the Media Player™ will start playing your broadcast. Player-less Webstream will launch and play as long as the listener’s browser has Java enabled, (stats indicate 90% + are enabled and able to tune in)


Broadcaster FAQ

1. How do I listen to the stations?

2. I’d like to try my hand at broadcasting. How do I do it?

3. Do you list stations from other networks?

4. How do I contact a station?

5. Can you tell me when a station is going to be on?

6. I want to complain about a certain broadcaster. What can you do about it?

7. What does the Kbps column mean?

8. I’m a broadcaster and I am not appearing on the station directory / a friend told me to check out their station and it’s not appearing. What happened?

9. What is Webstream?

10. Why are some stations Webstreamed and some aren’t?

11. I am broadcasting in stereo using Broadcaster 3. Why does the Webstream sound mono?

12. Why can’t my listeners connect?

13. How fast of an Internet connection do I need to use Broadcaster?

14. I keep getting trouble trying to connect to my own station. The player freezes and then tell me that I am connected but there is no connection. What gives?

15. What port does Broadcaster use?


16. What is my present true IP address?

17. I’m having trouble connecting to the directory with my station. What could be the problem?

18. I keep on getting an error that says that my computer isn’t fast enough and I have a 166 MHz (or higher) computer!

19. Can I play MP3s on my broadcast?

20. How can I play CDs in live mode in my broadcast?

21. My listing in the directory doesn’t contain a web link or description. Why?

22. How come my station address keeps changing?

23. How do I tell if my station is working okay?

3. My sound quality is lousy. How can I improve it?


1. How do I listen to the stations?

You need the Destiny Media Player or you can listen to webstream by visiting or


2. I’d like to try my hand at broadcasting. How do I do it?

Refer to the Broadcaster section of this document.

3. Do you list stations from other networks?



4. How do I contact a station?

In Media Player, highlight the station’s name and then click on the Info button located on the right side of the interface. An Email button appears at the bottom. Click it and email the station. Also, a Web button appears beside it that may link to the station’s web page if they have one.


5. Can you tell me when a station is going to be on?

No, that’s entirely up to the station’s broadcasters.


6. I want to complain about a certain broadcaster. What can you do about it?

Unfortunately we do not censor for content, and cannot prevent anyone from Broadcasting.


7. What does the Kbps column mean?

This indicates the speed (kilobytes per second) at which the broadcaster is broadcasting. It should be an indicator of the quality of the sound of that broadcaster.


8. I’m a broadcaster and I am not appearing on the station directory / a friend told me to check out their tation and it’s not appearing. What happened?

Are you checking the right directory? Have you refreshed the page? If you are using Broadcaster 3, you will appear in the Broadcaster directory. Also, you should give it a minute or two once you start up your broadcaster to appear on the list. Also check if you appear in the Media Player’s Radio list. If you still are not appearing, your Broadcaster may be blocked by your ISP.


9. What is Webstream?

Webstream is a Java audio streaming technology that enables broadcasters using RadioDestiny

Broadcaster to add a live link to their webpages that will enable anyone (even those without Destiny Media Player) to listen to their broadcast.



10. Why are some stations Webstreamed and some aren’t?

Some stations choose to disable the Webstream option to save bandwidth and CPU resources.

11. I am broadcasting in stereo using Broadcaster 3. Why does the Webstream sound mono?

Webstream is based upon Clipstream Java technology which is presently only in hi-fi mono.


12. Why can’t my listeners connect?

This can be the result of a few scenarios:

– your stream is full or you have reached the maximum number of listeners that you have specified in settings – You are using a firewall and actually restricting your listeners from connecting to your broadcast – You are in a LAN and the RadioDestiny Broadcaster is not set up with the correct Internet accessible IP address and port. Check your connection settings.


13. How fast of an Internet connection do I need to run Broadcaster?

Simply put: the faster the better. The minimum speed Internet connection you would require to attract listeners is a cable modem or DSL. Users of Broadcaster using a 56k modem will be able to test their broadcast with one or two listeners, no more.


14. I keep getting trouble trying to connect to my own station. The player freezes and then tell me that I am

connected but there is no connection. What gives?

This will occur on the listener’s Destiny Media Player if your stream is full or unreachable for other reasons. Ensure that you are allowing the correct maximum number of listeners for your connection speed. The number of listeners you can support and the quality of stream you provide is dictated by your Internet connection.

If your internet connection is poor or your settings are incorrect, your broadcast may not be reachable though. Your ISP may also be blocking the port that you are trying to broadcast through. Try using another port, such as 8080 and ensure that you are using the correct Internet accessible IP address.

If you are behind a firewall or in a LAN scenario, you will need to specify the correct Internet accessible IP address and path before your listeners can connect to your stream.


15. What port does Broadcaster use?

By default Broadcaster uses Port 80. However, your network administrator may set up a different port for web traffic. Contact your administrator to find this out. If your stream is not getting out, try another port and be sure that you have the correct IP address entered in your Settings.


16. How do I find out my present IP address?



17. I’m having trouble connecting to the directory with my station. What could be the problem?

1. Are you connected to the Internet? Yes, I am!

2. Are you behind a firewall or proxy server?

Sysadmins commonly set up proxy or firewalls to prevent outside access from reaching internal computers for security reasons or to share Internet access through a gateway computer. The IP number for your computer is actually generated for internal use only. Proxy access through a cable modem that you’ve set up to connect to your home LAN will also be a problem unless you have your cable Internet company assign you separate IPs for your different computers in your LAN that you wish accessible through the Internet. Programs like Wingate or Sygate (that help set up gateway networks that enable several computers on a small LAN to surf using one Internet connection) assign local IPs that are not accessible from the outside. Some firewall products can just have their filters adjusted a bit to resolve this.

Internet IPs look like this: (ex.) An IP that looks like this or

is missing information. That IP would most likely be a proxy or firewall IP.

In the case of a firewall, you can ask your system administrator to open up your computer to port 80. For users on a proxy server, you can sometimes purchase an Internet accessible IP from your provider.

Tip: A possible way of getting a static IP from a cable network provider is to tell their support that you keep on losing connection with their DHCP. If you complain enough you may be able to get them to give you a static IP.


18. I keep on having trouble with my computer locking up or bogging down. Isn’t it fast enough to


Do you have a 166 MHz (or higher) computer? The RadioDestiny Broadcaster 3 software is fairly CPU intensive. This is amplified if you are streaming mp3s and/or are also streaming the Webstream codec.

The problem may be resolved by stopping all other applications, start broadcasting, and wait 20 seconds before doing anything else. You can also try disabling Webstream. Note: If you are planning on broadcasting professionally, you are advised to dedicate one computer just for broadcasting.


19. Can I play MP3s on my broadcast?

This is one of the major features of a Broadcaster Simply drag and drop files or whole folders of MP3s into the Playlist.

Tip: Make sure the MP3s are good quality or it will be reflected in your broadcast!


20. How can I play CDs in live mode in my broadcast?

To stream CDs from an external player, you must enable the Line-in mixing in the Mixer window. To do this, bring up the Mixer, and make sure the Line-in button on the right side is clicked in. This enables you to mix in any external audio device that is connected to your sound card (including your internal CD). The fader slider at the bottom determines how much of your output is devoted to Line-in.


21. My listing in the directory doesn’t contain a web link or description. Why?

You need to configure this in Broadcaster?. From the Settings menu, click on the Change button in the Station area. Stop your broadcast and fill in a link and description here. When you restart, the new information should be added. (You may have to press reload to see the most current directory page.)


22. How come my station address keeps changing?

If you have a permanent connection to the Internet, your connection is live all the time and your machine is assigned a permanent net address.

IP addresses are quite valuable and are in short supply, so an ISP will usually automatically assign you one from a pool.

When you log off, that address is assigned to someone else, so when you log on again, you could get a different one from the pool.

One obvious way to keep an address is to not log off. You could run the station in automatic DJ mode.

You may need to enter “ping -t” from the DOS command prompt to keep your connection from being dropped. Another solution is to request that they assign you the same address every time you log in rather than choosing one from a pool. Since this address won’t be available for other subscribers, you can expect to be charged a nominal fee if that is available.

Another solution is to refer your listeners to our Station Directory page to find your Station link.


23. How do I tell if my station is working okay?

It is possible to run Media Player on the same machine as the Broadcaster, but watch for a few issues.

You may get ‘echoing’ sounds due to the audio that you hear getting re-broadcasted though your microphone, if selected.

You could overload your CPU by simultaneously compressing and decompressing, which could take your station off-line.

Listening from your Media Player will give you an idea of the sound quality of the compressed sound after it is passed from the Broadcaster. A true test, though, is to listen to your program through a separate phone line, downloading through a separate Internet connection, onto a separate PC playing

Destiny Media Player. Tests through a LAN are also acceptable but you must make an assumption that your listeners are farther away than a LAN.


24. My sound quality is lousy. How can I improve it?

You can set your quality settings in the Settings -> Broadcast settings window. Here you must compromise how many listeners you want to support with how good a signal you want to provide those listeners who you allow to connect.

Upgrade your net connection. Quality is a function of the amount of data you are able to broadcast to those who connect to your station. The more data you are able to push, the better sounding your broadcast will be. Do not boost your quality beyond what your connection can handle. Watering down your quality to allow more listeners to connect is something you must gauge yourself.

Make sure your source is clean. If you are broadcasting MP3s ensure that the quality of the original is good to begin with. Use a fast machine. Compressing/decompressing audio is very CPU intensive. Although our software is made to meet low end hardware requirements, a high performance computer is optimal