RadioReference on Facebook   RadioReference on Twitter   RadioReference Blog
 

Go Back   The RadioReference.com Forums > Computer Aided Monitoring and Programming > Streaming / Broadcasting / Audio Recording

Streaming / Broadcasting / Audio Recording - Interested in putting your scanner online for others to hear? Want to listen to other radios on the internet. This forum is here for you to discuss these topics related to streaming scanners online.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-20-2014, 8:37 PM
KC9VZV's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois
Posts: 280
Default Anyone have experiance with streaming software butt (broadcast using this tool)?

I have an old Macbook computer that I want to use to broadcast my feed since it's otherwise just collecting dust on a shelf. I had my feed on a Windows desktop but I just changed it over to the Mac since that's more reliable. Problem is, Nicecast requires me to pay $59 or have really bad audio quality.
So, after some research, I found butt - broadcast using this tool. It seems like it will work fine (and for free, developer accepts donations) but I wanted to see if anyone had any experiance with it before I go start using it. If so, any suggestions on how to set it up best?
Thanks!
__________________
73,
Dan, KC9VZV
IPN Dispatcher: ILL043
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2014, 9:05 AM
richtidd's Avatar
Live Audio Administrator
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Mateo, Ca
Posts: 1,034
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC9VZV View Post
I have an old Macbook computer that I want to use to broadcast my feed since it's otherwise just collecting dust on a shelf. I had my feed on a Windows desktop but I just changed it over to the Mac since that's more reliable. Problem is, Nicecast requires me to pay $59 or have really bad audio quality.
So, after some research, I found butt - broadcast using this tool. It seems like it will work fine (and for free, developer accepts donations) but I wanted to see if anyone had any experiance with it before I go start using it. If so, any suggestions on how to set it up best?
Thanks!
BUTT was an option in the past but we banned it as it does not do our broadcast specks.

In checking out the current Windows version it appears to now meed our broadcast specks.

In checking out the current Mac version I can get it to download onto my Mac but it will not install. I tried several times without luck. The Mac version seams to be incomplete or bad, at lease for me.

Try it out if you can.

We can allow it's use if it meets our broadcast specks:
Sample Rate: 22050 hz (22.050Khz) - For all feeds.
Bit Rate: 16kbs CBR for a mono (one) radio feed. Please DO NOT select VBR (Variable Bit Rate) or Joint Stereo.

Bit Rate: 32kbs CBR for a stereo (two) radio feed. Please DO NOT select VBR (Variable Bit Rate) or Joint Stereo.

Channels: 1 = Mono or 2 = Stereo
__________________
--
Richard Tidd
Broadcastify.com
Live Audio Administrator

richtidd@broadcastify.com

My online scanners:
SMCo, Tuolumne Co
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2014, 10:23 AM
KC9VZV's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois
Posts: 280
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by richtidd View Post
BUTT was an option in the past but we banned it as it does not do our broadcast specks.

In checking out the current Windows version it appears to now meed our broadcast specks.

In checking out the current Mac version I can get it to download onto my Mac but it will not install. I tried several times without luck. The Mac version seams to be incomplete or bad, at lease for me.

Try it out if you can.

We can allow it's use if it meets our broadcast specks:
Sample Rate: 22050 hz (22.050Khz) - For all feeds.
Bit Rate: 16kbs CBR for a mono (one) radio feed. Please DO NOT select VBR (Variable Bit Rate) or Joint Stereo.

Bit Rate: 32kbs CBR for a stereo (two) radio feed. Please DO NOT select VBR (Variable Bit Rate) or Joint Stereo.

Channels: 1 = Mono or 2 = Stereo
Thanks for the reply. After not getting a reply on this thread after about 24 hours, I did go ahead and try using BUTT for my feed and it has been online flawlessly for about 3 days straight now. I don't know why it won't install on your Mac since I downloaded and installed it without any problems on mine (maybe the DMG you downloaded was corrupted somehow?). Anyway, it has worked just fine for me. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help test it as another broadcasting software alternative for Mac users.
__________________
73,
Dan, KC9VZV
IPN Dispatcher: ILL043
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2014, 11:44 AM
richtidd's Avatar
Live Audio Administrator
  RadioReference Database Admininstrator
Database Admin
Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: San Mateo, Ca
Posts: 1,034
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KC9VZV View Post
Thanks for the reply. After not getting a reply on this thread after about 24 hours, I did go ahead and try using BUTT for my feed and it has been online flawlessly for about 3 days straight now. I don't know why it won't install on your Mac since I downloaded and installed it without any problems on mine (maybe the DMG you downloaded was corrupted somehow?). Anyway, it has worked just fine for me. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help test it as another broadcasting software alternative for Mac users.
Turns out mt OSX is too old.

Since they have made BUTT to work as lower bit rates, I will add it in the streaming software list for Mac.
__________________
--
Richard Tidd
Broadcastify.com
Live Audio Administrator

richtidd@broadcastify.com

My online scanners:
SMCo, Tuolumne Co
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-24-2014, 12:02 PM
KC9VZV's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois
Posts: 280
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by richtidd View Post
Turns out mt OSX is too old.

Since they have made BUTT to work as lower bit rates, I will add it in the streaming software list for Mac.
Glad to hear it! Thanks for following up on this.
Have a good one.
__________________
73,
Dan, KC9VZV
IPN Dispatcher: ILL043
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Member
  Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 199
Default

Was happy to find this program! After seeing it mentioned above, I checked it out and am now using two instances of it on one computer to encode my feed here as well as my feed at Weather Underground.

Fast download, simple setup, simultaneous instances with separate configurations, low memory use, no annoying system tray popup messages... it checks all the boxes for me!
__________________
Daily Use: GRE PSR-800, PSR-500
NOAA Weather Radio KHB-36 feed: RS Pro-2052
Other scanners: Uniden BC250D
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-01-2014, 12:43 PM
KC9VZV's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois
Posts: 280
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikev View Post
Was happy to find this program! After seeing it mentioned above, I checked it out and am now using two instances of it on one computer to encode my feed here as well as my feed at Weather Underground.

Fast download, simple setup, simultaneous instances with separate configurations, low memory use, no annoying system tray popup messages... it checks all the boxes for me!

Same here! I was a little skeptical at first because I thought it might be too good to be true and wouldn't work with my feed in the long run, but it's got Rich's OK and ifs been working for me. I think we have a keeper.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
73,
Dan, KC9VZV
IPN Dispatcher: ILL043
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2014, 1:48 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Galveston County, Texas
Posts: 19
Default

I have downloaded, does anyone have time to help?
Step # 1, would be great!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:03 AM
KC9VZV's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois
Posts: 280
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iwantapony View Post
I have downloaded, does anyone have time to help?
Step # 1, would be great!
When I was setting it up, I just used the same steps as outlined in the RR Wiki for Nicecast but applied them to butt. Most fields were the same or just slightly different from how they are in Nicecast, so it only took minimal experimentation for me to translate what they were saying for Nicecast into butt. If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me on here and I will do my best to help.
__________________
73,
Dan, KC9VZV
IPN Dispatcher: ILL043
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-10-2014, 11:53 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Galveston County, Texas
Posts: 19
Default

Thank You for your help and offer, let me see how far I can get but I will probably PM you,.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 12-16-2014, 8:29 AM
Member
  Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2
Default

I'm a new user, trying to set up BUTT on a Mac. It doesn't want to let me leave the user name blank, which I understand is necessary for the RR feed. How did you guys handle this?
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2015, 6:31 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3
Default

Hi ereuter

I live in Exeter, on PA d 2 and would love live feed. Even willing to share some cost. Are you any closer to making it happen?

BC brian@crowleydigital.com
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2015, 8:21 PM
Member
  Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 2
Default

I almost have it together. I got it up and running for a few minutes using a Raspberry Pi and SDR for the stream, but had an issue with the squelch. I think I'll use a cheap dedicated radio instead. Should have it up soon!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2015, 10:18 PM
KC9VZV's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois
Posts: 280
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ereuter View Post
I'm a new user, trying to set up BUTT on a Mac. It doesn't want to let me leave the user name blank, which I understand is necessary for the RR feed. How did you guys handle this?
Sorry I didn't see this until now. Hopefully you've gotten this worked out already. I do not remember exactly what I did but I don't think this was an issue for me. I believe I just put my RR username there, but I could easily be mistaken. If you did get it working, I'd be interested to learn what you did.
__________________
73,
Dan, KC9VZV
IPN Dispatcher: ILL043
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2015, 10:20 PM
KC9VZV's Avatar
Member
  Shack Photos
Shack photos
Premium Subscriber
Premium Subscriber
Amateur Radio Operator
Amateur Radio
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Greater Chicago Area, Illinois
Posts: 280
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BM717 View Post
Hi ereuter

I live in Exeter, on PA d 2 and would love live feed. Even willing to share some cost. Are you any closer to making it happen?

BC brian@crowleydigital.com
I did get it to work very easily actually (I know I'm not ereuter but I'll do my best to help anyway). I just followed the instructions that they give for setting up ScannerCast but I transferred it to BUTT. Most of the fields were the same or similar between the two programs.
__________________
73,
Dan, KC9VZV
IPN Dispatcher: ILL043
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2015, 11:20 PM
Member
   
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3
Default Pan Am D2 Scanner Feed

Hi

I didn't see the live stream yet. So not sure if it worked for him.

BC
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 01-03-2015, 8:43 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3
Default

Ereuter

Totally psyched to have d2 online. I'm not sure what your location is, but I'm at around mp 56 just before newfields hole. I'm an idiot when it comes to tech, but like I said, willing to help if it means being able to stream pan am d2. Here is my email if you want to reach out: brian@crowleydigital.com. Can you tip me off if you go live?
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 01-03-2015, 4:21 PM
Member
  Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 478
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ereuter View Post
I almost have it together. I got it up and running for a few minutes using a Raspberry Pi and SDR for the stream, but had an issue with the squelch. I think I'll use a cheap dedicated radio instead. Should have it up soon!
ereuter:

I very successfully stream from a raspberry pi and have an image that I have shared with others that works quite well. I have fooled around a little with SDR and could never make that work either. Some of my best results have come from using the cheap Baofeng UV-5r radio as a receiver (around $40). Or you can just use a scanner you happen to have around.

Let me know if you would like a copy of my image.

Jim
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2015, 6:08 AM
Member
   
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1
Default streaming raspberry pi

Hi,
I want your image, can je send it by pm or wetransfer link ?

73,
Johan
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 07-25-2015, 6:43 PM
Member
  Audio Feed Provider
Audio Feed Provider
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 478
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by laroyj View Post
Hi,
I want your image, can je send it by pm or wetransfer link ?

73,
Johan
Instructions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9...UJ3dEpBSTd0Skk

Image: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9...TBOQm1KeHRLejQ

That is an older B+ image that probably wont work on the pi2.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
All information here is Copyright 2012 by RadioReference.com LLC and Lindsay C. Blanton III.Ad Management by RedTyger
Copyright 2015 by RadioReference.com LLC Privacy Policy  |  Terms and Conditions