Is there and stationalone shoutcast streamer that will not pickup all the sounds from my computer that will work with Zararadio??
Not quite sure what you mean. But I've had no issues with EdCast (or Oddcast, if you want to use it on XP) standalone. You might have to use virtual cables to link it to other software.
I am looking for a way to hookup zara radio to like Broadwave or altcast without playing every some on my computer. Like if I pay a online game I do not want Broadwave or Altcast to stream these sounds to.
I'm not sure what you mean either, but if you mean the "sounds" like email alerts, key type sounds, or other windows sounds, you can disable them in windows, and it's not a streaming software problem.
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If I go with Zara Radio and Broadwave it will pickup every sound my computer makes I only want to stream the music from Zara Radio and nothing else.
I replied before I saw your clarrication. My guess is that you would need a seperate soundcard.. however, I'm not familiar enough with streaming to know, maybe this is a way to send just your zara output indipendantly to the web.. I be interested to hear the answer to that.
Never mind I got Zara Radio 1.4.4 to work with Shoutcast plugin and Upatetitle2 to list current track playing. Before I was using Radioboss I dumped it after 3 days it drops audio volume to almost noththing. Only way to fix it is reset the program thisreally annoying resetting the program every 3 days.
We have been using RadiBoss 24/7 on our LPFM with NO problems. Maybe the real reason is that you have to PAY for the RadioBoss software and you get Zara for FREE?
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My initial post will solve your problem. Using a virtual cable directly links Zara to your encoding software.
Or just disable windows sounds. (Which really needs to be done on any automation playback computer anyways)
Windows sounds get mapped to your standard output. That's why outputing to a virtual cable works for this particular instance - only stuff output specifically to it will be there.
I stream (usually) NOAA Weather Radio from Jackson Ky using a Weatherband radio with an audio cord running from the radio's headphone output to the Line Input on my PC which is then encoded to the icecast servers at Broadcastify.com (radioreference.com).I have never had a problem with B.U.T.T. since it can point to a specific input or output from the sound card in the PC. And yes, my pc only has one sound card. I have played Minecraft on a server with friends and listened to the stream with no sounds from the game mixed in with NOAA Weather.Right now the only issue i have had is convincing my ISP that our internet service has been crap. They insist it is working..........My feed at Broadcastify.
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Have been using Zararadio 1.4.4 it is just pure junk I can even get it to work any more. It takes 45 to 90 min to load a larger playlist winamp will load the same playlist in 5 seconds and it crashes every 36 hrs. I tired 1.6.2 I can not get it to play audio through virtual audio cables to Butt and it will not show current track title even with Updatetitle2 still does not show current track title. I need to find another program that is like Zararadio and Radioboss that works with shoutcast what do you recommend??
Zara shouldn't be giving you any trouble, what are you trying to run it on? I've ran Zara on a Windows 98 machine on 128MB of Ram with a 1000+ song playlist with no issues whatsoever. I've also had success running it on XP and 7 with 1000+ song playlist plus a jam-packed event builder. I was running 1.6 and 1.6.1 forever before updating to 1.6.2 and still haven't run into any trouble. I haven't used an older version than 1.6 but I'd assume 1.4.4 wouldn't be as stable as the newer builds.
For your sake I'd grab a cheap older SoundBlaster card, I've got a SoundBlaster from the 90s running KDSX on Windows 7. I noticed a dramatic increase in audio quality compared to the on-board sound drivers, plus it solved my hum issue and now I have the benifit of 2 sound ouputs.
Also make sure the computer you are using for on-air playback is not being used for anything else or by anything else, the more crap you have running the worse it will be. I'd also recommend running the Task Manager to make sure your CPU isn't being gobbled up by some application or background process.
Zara can extremely stable, I don't think I've restarted the Automation PC or Zara since sometime in 2016.
I've used both 1.4 and 1.6 extensively on a variety of different computers, most of them older desktops and laptops for years. Mostly on Windows 98, XP, and having rather limitted proccesing power and ram. One of the things I love most about Zara is that it has always ran flawlessly on anything! With huge playlist for weeks or longer at a time without a reboot.. I can't recall ever having a problem, at least nothing major.
What version of Windows you using?
I don't think Zara is the problem, but you might wan't to look into radiodj.. it's free and looks nice, but I had only toyed with it briefly a few years ago, so I can't really say much about it.
RadioBoss works with Shoutcast.
DJBoutit, you need to tell us more about your computer environment, hardware & software, before anyone can help you. CPU, memory, O/S, etc.
Here is my computer specs
You might try running zara in a 32bit compatibility mode.
It could also be due to the manufacturer, if I'm reading your specs correctly it appears your machine is a Gateway. From personal experience I have had nothing but trouble from PCs built by Gateway, in fact there is a gateway computer for the receptionist at the fullpower that runs like total crap and always has. I had a gateway about 10 years ago that ran XP, always had problems with it as well. The only builder worse than Gateway is eMachines, of course this is all in my opinion based on personal experiences.
I've had pretty good luck with HP, Lenovo, and Dell (to a lesser extent).
Maybe some Gateways, I dont know.. But I ran Zara on older Gateway laptops (600YGR and YG2s) for years without any problems. Sometimes with external sound cards and some just using it's enternal cards, both error free.
I am going to try Zararadio 1.4.4 in Windows 2000 compatibility mode I hope I am able to use it longer than 36hrs now. I had this Gateway for like 4 1/2 years now without any big problems.
My experiences with them have been poor at best with their desktop models. I suppose certain models within Gateway might be better than others they sell. HP and Dell have somewhat bad reputations as well though I've never had a problem with their products. Hands down the worst machine I've ever worked on were eMachines, every single one at the fullpower has failed. They all ate up fans, all had the same issues, and would eventually crash outright or slow down to a snails pace regardless of how the machine was actually used.
Zararadio crashed again I am totally done with it time to find something else that works with shoutcast.
If someone know how to setup virtual audio cables and has teamviwer hit me up on Skype DJboutit I want to try 1.6.2 again
I finally got it to work but it disbales all audio on my computer how do I get it to work with my computer still being able to play audio. Also Zararadio to any shoutcost encoder is not show current track I do I fix this??
UpdateTitle window needs to be set to 11 IIRC. When typing in your server information be sure to click "update paramaters" when finished or it won't go into effect.
I've never used virtual cables before so not sure on that one, I do know on newer version of Windows (anything after XP) you need to have the satellite button pressed for audio output.
Personally I think your setup is a bit needlessly complicated but I understand if you have hardware limitations, I'd seriously recommend getting a different PC to handle the streaming or just feed your stream with an AM radio and skip using the virtual cables. Or better yet, buy a cheap PC and run Zara on it since it sounds like you use this PC for more than just radio.
Or better yet, buy a cheap PC and run Zara on it since it sounds like you use this PC for more than just radio.
I second that suggestion, you should be able to find an old pc for next to nothing or free.. It's fairly often I have people approacing me wanting to give me their old computers because for some reason they think I want them! I just tell them I have enough junk to get rid of already and to give it to someone else!
I bet you could find a suitable pc for zara at a local thrift shop or goodwill for $20, You can't hardly give them away, people don't want them.
I am going trying to try zara with another old computer. I have a old computer but it does not power on and it is not worth it to fix it. I just bought a nice 21.5" flat screen monitor and now I am looking around internet for a used computer someone does not need any more in my area. I hope another will work with no problem.
Here's a used computer and monitor for $40 https://houston.craigslist.org/sop/6015159002.html Don't know how close to you that is. I threw out about 8 perfectly working older pentiums and matching old style monitors last year because couldn't find anyone else who wanted one (I gave away 4 and finally got tired of trying)
Or a brand new pc and monitor for $149 https://houston.craigslist.org/sdp/6005785033.html
There's almost always an old clunker PC at garage sales, I grabbed 10 for free at one such sale. Some ran, most didn't. The ones that didn't work are great for parts. I picked the best running PC, cleaned it up and ran Zara on it for a year or so before I upgraded. The machine still works and is available for backup if need be.
Pawn shops sometimes have desktops for sale as well.
I tried another version of Radioboss it still does the same crap after 3 to 3 1/2 days it plays a track for 30 seconds to 1min then the audio drops 70% lower this program is junk I have tired 4 different version. Still have not found a free or decent priced computer with decent specs running XP. If I do not find another computer in 5 to 7 days I am done with my internet station. I have spent way to much time testing out Radio audiomation programs to keep going.