Learn how to setup your broadcasting server with SAM Cast developed by Spacial. All the instructions included and licensing information.

Software information

Platform: Windows
Licence: Commercial
Server type: SHOUTcast 2, SHOUTcast 1, Icecast
Download Page: https://spacial.com/sam-cast/
Price: $199

About SAM Cast

SAM Cast is a standalone encoder by Spacial Audio. Sam Broadcaster is one of the best-selling radio automation software.

As a standalone encoder, it captures audio directly from your sound card. It has built-in audio processing, supports streaming to multiple servers simultaneously, and can read metadata from files.

While you can capture sound from a playback device, you can use it along with an audio mixing program like Voicemeeter.

What we love about RadioCaster

  • Support for streaming in multiple forms such as MP3, AAC+, Ogg, WMA.
  • Simple to use.
  • Can fetch listener statistics from your broadcasting server.
  • Comes with built-in advanced digital signal processing.

The only thing that we don't like is the huge price tag of the program.

How to setup SAM Cast with your broadcasting server

1. How to install SAM Cast

  • Download SAM Cast (The trial version runs for 30 days).
  • Open the downloaded file to run the setup wizard.
  • Launch SAM Cast from your desktop.

Here is the first look:

2. Setting up Sam Cast with your server

You will need to configure SAM Cast to stream audio to your server.

  • Click Encoders > + Button.
  • Select your audio plugin e.g. MP3 (LAME _ENC) and click OK.
  • Ensure that SpacialNet Encoder is not selected before moving to the next step.

  • Select the Server Details Tab.

For radios hosted on Cloudradio, you'll find your server or connection details on the radio dashboard.

If you don't have a radio hosting service, you can easily create Shoutcast or Icecast servers on our radio console.

Entering your server details

Using SamCast, you can stream to your to Shoutcast 2, Shoutcast 1, or Icecast. Here is an example using Icecast server settings.

Icecast - Example

Server Type: Icecast

Server IP: e.g. 10048.cloudrad.io

Server Port: e.g. 8000

Username: e.g. dj_user

Password: e.g. n3t8zdw0ka

Mountpoint: /live

SHOUTcast 2

Server Type: SHOUTcast 2

Server IP: e.g. 10048.cloudrad.io

Port: e.g. 8000

Username: encoder

Password: e.g. n3t8zdw0ka

SID: 1

3. Audio Settings

  • We recommend MP3 128 Kbps or AAC 64 Kbps.
  • You can also ammend the auto-reconnect time to 10 seconds or less.

Recording setting:
  • Turn on the recording feature by selecting Stream Archive.
  • Specific the folder location where the recording will be saved.
  • Click OK.

Your encoder will be offline. To connect your server press the play button.

4. Playing Music

Open your media player or radio automation software and play your music.

You can learn more about Sam Cast here.

Need an alternative to SAM Cast? Explore over 20 radio automation, DJ, and encoder programs on our broadcast software guide.

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