There are a variety of programs that you can use in conjunction with Live365 to broadcast live. Rocket Broadcaster is just one of these types of programs. This article walks you through the setup. Note that Rocket Broadcaster is only compatible with Windows (version 7 or higher). There is a free version and a paid version of Rocket Broadcaster. The screenshots depicted below are from the free version.
Here are step-by-step instructions on how to configure Rocket Broadcaster to work with Live365:
Step 1) Download a copy of Rocket Broadcaster. Go to https://www.rocketbroadcaster.com/download. Open the downloaded file and install a copy of Rocket Broadcaster on your computer.
Step 2) Open your Live365 Broadcaster. (Login Required)
Step 3) Locate the Station Information area on the Dashboard, as shown below:
Step 4) Next, Click on the red “Live Stream Details” button.
Step 5) The “Live Stream Details” window should appear similar to the one shown below.
Step 6) Open your copy of Rocket Broadcaster. In the initial setup, Rocket Broadcaster will prompt you to enter the Live Stream Details from Live365, just follow the steps in the Broadcast Wizard, which should open automatically the first time you use Rocket Broadcaster.
Step 7) In the second screen of the Broadcast Wizard window, select the “Other” option for your streaming service, as shown below:
Step 8) Once you click the “Next” button, you will be prompted to input your Live Stream Details. Enter the details exactly as they appear in Live365.
Make sure the server type is set to Icecast 2. Enter the Server IP, Port, Mount, Username and Password exactly as they appear in Live365, then click the “Next” button.
Step 9) In the Summary window, if you are not ready to immediately begin your live broadcast, be sure to uncheck the “Start Broadcast Now” checkbox.
After you’ve clicked the “Finish” button. You will be taken to the Rocket Broadcaster main interface.
Step 10) Begin broadcasting live to your Live365 stream by clicking on the “Start Broadcast” button. Note that you will override any scheduled Events and AutoDJ currently playing in the Live365 Broadcaster as soon as you click the "Start Broadcast" button.
If you have input your live stream details incorrectly, you will see a notification in the Streams box in the bottom left corner of the Rocket Broadcaster interface. It is possible to update the Live Stream details by selecting Broadcast > Streams from the menu at the top of the Rocket Broadcaster:
Step 11) When you are done broadcasting, be sure to click the red “Stop Broadcasting” button so that your regularly scheduled Live365 content can resume. It is very important to disconnect when you are done with your live broadcast.
Please remember that even when you are broadcasting live, your files must have the correct metadata for copyrighted content (Artist - Title).
If you have further questions about functionality within Rocket Broadcaster, be sure to contact the Rocket Broadcaster team: https://www.rocketbroadcaster.com/help