Rocket Broadcaster is just one of many 3rd-party Automation/Playout software encoder programs that you can use in conjunction with Live365. With Rocket Broadcaster, you can broadcast live to your Live365 stream. Rocket Broadcaster offers a free version as well as a paid version.


NOTE:  Rocket Broadcaster is only compatible with Windows (version 7 or higher). The screenshots depicted below are from the free version. If you have further questions about functionality within Rocket Broadcaster, be sure to contact the Rocket Broadcaster team.


First, make sure you are editing the station where you want to make these changes. Highlight and click the station name to select it. If you are unfamiliar with how to navigate this part of Live365, please see this help article which describes dashboard navigation.



Once you have selected the appropriate station, you will be taken to that Station's Menu page. From this page, you will be able to navigate and make changes and adjustments to your station.  


Here are step-by-step setup instructions to set up Rocket Broadcaster:


Step 1) Download and install a copy of Rocket Broadcaster.


Step 2) Open your Live365 Broadcaster. (Login Required)


Step 3) Select Sources -> Live DJ from the left column Station Menu. Locate the "Encoder Settings" area as shown below:

Please leave the "Encoder Settings" window open as you will need to input this information into the Rocket Broadcaster interface. For accuracy, it is recommended that you Copy (ctrl+c) and Paste (ctrl+v) this information directly into the required fields.


Step 4) Open your copy of Rocket Broadcaster. In the initial setup, you will be prompted to enter the "LiveDJ Encoder Settings" (See Step 3 above). Follow the steps in the Broadcast Wizard, which should open automatically the first time you use Rocket Broadcaster.



Step 5)  In the second screen of the Broadcast Wizard window, select the “Other” option for your streaming service, as shown below:



Step 6) 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 Step 3, then click the “Next” button. 


Step 7) 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 8) Begin broadcasting live to your Live365 stream by clicking on 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.  



When you enable the live broadcasting, you will immediately start to broadcast live. You will override any scheduled Events and AutoDJ currently playing in the Live365 Broadcaster. Live365 Broadcaster may be used as a fallback, in the event your Rocket Broadcaster application crashes or goes offline.


Please remember that even when you are broadcasting live, your files must transmit the correct metadata for copyrighted content (Artist - Title). If you are part of the Ad Revenue Share Program, you need to also manually insert our ad trigger files.