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Setting Up a Live Broadcast on the Internet

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Broadcasting live content within the Internet isn't as difficult as people would think. In fact, it's extremely easy. All you need is an audio or video source, a way of getting the audio or video to the PC, a totally free computer software furnished by Microsoft, and enough upload bandwidth to cover the broadcasting of the content.

In this tutorial 스포츠중계, I'll attempt to coach you on what you need to learn so you can broadcast your content within the Internet. I'll primarily explain to you audio only, but you'll observe easy it is to do video as you progress through this tutorial.

As this is a text only tutorial, you would want to download the free software from Microsoft, and have the configuration while you read this tutorial. Don't panic though. It's very easy to do. Don't let the size of this tutorial scare you away. The rewards of getting your live broadcast up and running should keep you motivated to stick to it.

The sole slightly complicated part of this tutorial is to do with your firewall. Because of the quantity of firewalls available, I'll be very generic in my own way of suggesting what you need to do. I'll explain this in further detail later in the tutorial.

Let's Start

First things first. You need to create your audio source. In this example I'm employing a radio scanner to broadcast Live Police from the radio scanner.

I basically have radio stations scanner attached to my PC's sound card with a cable roughly 2 metres (7 Feet) in total with a 3.5mm mono plug on each end. Obviously the size of cable is as much as you. Note: if you're broadcasting music, you'll want to utilize a cable that has stereo plugs rather than mono plugs. You'll also want to ensure your plugs on the cable match the audio device, Some devices may use a 2.5mm plug rather than 3.5mm. If you are broadcasting voice only, mono plugs are better because it ensures sound happens of both speakers for the listener.

Plug the cable in so that certain end plugs in to the headphone socket of your audio device, and the other end plugs in to the Microphone socket of your sound card on your PC.

Now head to the Microsoft website and download the Windows Media Encoder 9 software. It's free. It's approximately 9.5MB. The link to the application is located at the end of this article.

Once you've installed the application, go ahead and start it. You'll be presented with the setup wizard. Highlight the option named Broadcast a Live Event and click OK.

You'll now maintain the window where you could choose your audio source and/or video source. If you're creating video, you'd leave both items ticked, yet, in this example, we're just going to do audio so go ahead and untick the video option. Underneath the audio option use the drop down box and choose your sound card from the list. Then click the configure button.

In the audio properties window the thing you really should change is the option called Pin Line. In the Drop down box, choose Microphone. Obviously you can even use Line In, but you will need to ensure you've plugged the cable in to the Line In of your sound card.


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