Originally Posted by JACK26
If you are really connected, you should be able to reload the feed from broadcastify and hear your feed within about 30 seconds if you are successfully feeding even though the web page may show you as offline. I would suggest trying a gain -g 45 setting just to make sure you are transmitting static.
Regarding server icecast vs ezstream, all I know is that icecast does not work with a USB SDR stick and when I googled icecast I've seen a lot of questions about it and a few posters who responded that icecast does not work with streaming the audio from an SDR stick to Broadcastify. I tried for many hours to make that work without success.
My suggestion is to try ezstream.
PS: This is the webpage I've been refering to. If you follow all the instructions and use the ezstream part instead of the icecast part, it should work.
Raspberry Pi RTL-SDR Broadcastify - The RadioReference Wiki
pps if you look up this webpage again it looks like the author removed the icecast install instructions recently. Start over with those instructions and it should work
Are you perhaps confusing icecast and darkice? Ezstream and darkice are audio streamers. Icecast is a sound server.
I have been using Ezstream to do the streaming all along. Darkice does not work with the rtl-sdr sticks as it cannot accept the audio from stdin. Ezstream can use stdin as an audio source. Stdin is the only option when using the rtl-sdr stick.
To use icecast, install it on the pi at the command line sudo apt-get install icecast2
Accept the default passwords.
Then set up your Ezstream configuration file in /etc as follows (use any number for the mount point):
then from another web browser on the same network, browse to piipaddress:8000 Click on the m3u button and it will stream.