There are a number of 3rd-party applications that you can use in conjunction with Live365. BUTT (Broadcast Using This Tool) is free to use and has Icecast capabilities, making it compatible with Live365. BUTT is a great tool for broadcasting live voice and live interviews on your Live365 station. BUTT can be configured on Mac, Windows, and Linux. 

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 instructions on how to configure BUTT to work with Live365

  1. Download and install a free copy of BUTT (Broadcast Using This Tool)
  2. Open your Live365 Dashboard (Login Required).
  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 BUTT interface. For accuracy, it is recommended that you Copy (ctrl c) and Paste (ctrl p) this information directly into the required fields.
  4. Open your copy of BUTT. In the main encoder window, click the Settings button.
  5. In the Settings window, under Server Settings click the Add button.
  6. Fill in the information that was provided in the Live365 Encoder Settings window.Name = We suggest naming it Live365, but you can add any name you wish.
    Address = Live365 HostName, as provided in the Encoder Settings window.
    Type = IceCast
    Port = 8000
    Password = The Live365 Password, as provided in the Encoder Settings window.
    IceCast mountpoint = Live365 mountpoint, as provided in the Encoder Settings window.
    IceCast User = source

    For optimal audio quality and streaming performance, we recommend configuring the AAC or MP3 codec to be close to the bitrate you've selected as output within the Live365 Dashboard.

    To adjust your Live365 station’s preferred output format and bitrate simply navigate to Station SettingsOutput Encoding and then ensure your encoder aligns with those specifications. One requirement is that the sample rate must always be set to 44.1 kHz.

    If you are uncertain about what encoding settings to use, please refer to the following blog article for additional information and guidance: Understanding Radio Streaming Formats & Bitrates

    Once you have entered the details from the Live365 "Encoder Settings" window, click the ADD button at the bottom of the window.
  7. Press the Save button at the bottom of the BUTT settings window.
  8. In the BUTT interface, click the play button to begin your Live Broadcast.
    As soon as you click the play button, you will begin broadcasting live.

Note: If you are using Winamp in conjunction with BUTT and if you are part of the Ad Revenue Share Program plan, you will need to go into the Winamp Options → Preferences, then look for Titles (under General Preferences) and uncheck Show underscores in titles as spaces.

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 Dashboard. The Live365 AutoDJ system may be used as a fallback, in the event your  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.