Using NextKast with Live365
Live365 takes pride in being able to be used in conjunction with several platforms. NextKast is just one of many different 3rd party software programs that are compatible with Live365. NextKast will allow you to broadcast live to your Live365 stream. NextKast only works on Windows operating systems (versions Windows XP and 7, 8, 8.1 and 10). They have free trials, but if you intend to continue using this software, you will need to buy a copy.
Here are step-by-step instructions of how to configure NextKast to work with Live365:
Step 1) Download a copy of the NextKast software.
Step 2) Open the Live365 Broadcaster dashboard here. (Login Required)
Step 3) Locate the Station Information area as shown below:
Step 4) Next, click on the red “Live Stream Details” button.
Step 5) For Broadcasting Software, select “Other”.
The Live Stream Details window should appear similar to the one shown below:
Step 6) Open your copy of NextKast and locate the “Broadcast Settings” button at the top right corner of the NextKast interface, as shown below:
Step 7) When you click on the “Broadcast Settings” button, a new window will appear in which you can input your Live Stream Details, exactly as they appear in Live365. Enter the Server Type, Server Path (IP/Host), Username, Source Password, Port and Mount Point. (Set the Server Type to Icecast2 or the Live365 preset, both will work).
Be sure to click the Auto-reconnect checkbox in the encoder window. Set the audio format to MP3 and select a 128kbps bitrate. If you want to start broadcasting immediately, click the “Enable Encoder” checkbox at the top of the window.
Step 8) Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the Encoder window.
If you checked the “Enable Encoder” checkbox at the top of the encoder window, your encoder will be connected and you will be ready to steam as soon as you click the “Save” button. You will know that NextKast is connected because you will see the red “On Air” button in the top right corner of the NextKast interface.
Don’t forget to make sure that you are sending the track information to Live365 so that we can send the information to Sound Exchange.