VirtualDJ 8 is a 3rd-party Automation/Playout software program that you can use in conjunction with Live365 to broadcast live. VirtualDJ is just one of many applications you can use with Live365.
The VirtualDJ interface allows for the mixing of up to 4 tracks, mic voice-overs, and a wide array of effects (Echo, flange, filter, reverb, etc.). VirtualDJ 8 is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems. For broadcasting to a Server, you will need to have a paid subscription or the Paid Version (PRO License). The instructions below reflect the Windows version.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per ATOMIX SUPPORT (the makers of VirtualDJ), Icecast encoders are only supported for VirtualDJ 8. Encoders have been disabled for VirtualDJ 7. This means VirtualDJ 7 is not able to stream to Live365.
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.
Here are step-by-step setup instructions to set up VirtualDJ 8:
Step 1) Download and install a copy of VirtualDJ 8.
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 VirtualDJ 8 interface. For accuracy, it is recommended that you Copy (ctrl c) and Paste (ctrl p) this information directly into the required fields.
Step 4) Open VirtualDJ 8. Then, in VirtualDJ 8, locate the options gear in the upper right hand side.
Step 5) This will open a new window. From here click on the “Broadcast” option.
Step 6) In the broadcast menu, you will add the information provided in the Live365 “Encoder Settings” window.
Step 7) After adding all of the appropriate information, click on the "Start Broadcast" button. VirtualDJ will then indicate that you are actively streaming to the server.
When you enable the live broadcasting, you will immediately start to broadcast live. You will override any scheduled Events and AutoDJ currently playing in Live365 Broadcaster. Live365 Broadcaster may be used as a fallback, in the event your VirtualDJ 8 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.