Broadcastify Help Center

Alternative Broadcasting Software and Clients

Broadcastify Support
Broadcastify Support provides customized broadcast software for users that want to broadcast their feeds from a Windows PC. This download and setup information is sent to every feed provider when their feed application is approved.

Note: Software and setup information is sent to the email on your account

For individuals who want to use alternative software, the Icecast configuration settings you should use to configure the client you select can be found at the bottom of the owner's page for your feed.

When configuring a client, for a mono feed select a bitrate of 16kbps, for a stereo feed (where you have two scanners providing the audio) use a bitrate of 32kbps. In both cases, select a samplerate of 22050Hz to make sure the audio is compatible with as many players as possible.


BCFY Live Audio Streaming Ports

The Live Audio application normally uses port 80.

You can also use ports:

8000, 8080, or 8500.

The alternate port numbers are typically used to get around firewall problems.

You may also need to use port forwarding on your router to allow your feed through.

Note on Streaming

Other running software like music, games or VOIP services (Skype, Magic Jack, Vonage, OOMA), automatic software updates etc, can disrupt your streaming software and computer settings taking your feed offline.

Computer input timing, audio input selection, volume levels are just some of the aspects that can be changed to the point of poor audio, no audio or your feed going offline completely.

If you are using a VOIP service, we may be hearing your conversation as it may be broadcast to the world. Open Microphones are a problem. Please turn your Mic OFF. We hear a lot of private household conversations when the Mic is on.

It's best to not to use these and other services on the streaming computer.

Broadcastify Live Audio Standard Feed Sampling and Bit Rates

  • Sample Rate: 22050hz (22.050Khz) (For all feeds)
  • Bit Rate: 16kbs CBR for a mono (one) radio feed
  • Bit Rate: 32kbs CBR for a stereo (two) radio feed
  • Channels: 1 = Mono, 2 = Stereo

Please do not select VBR (Variable Bit Rate) or Joint Stereo.

Settings lower than these results in the feed not sounding as good as it can.
Settings higher than these are not allowed and results in higher costs to RR in hosting the feed.

In all cases:
The same audio will come out both speakers for the listener for a mono feed.
The correct stereo audio will come out the left & right speakers for the listener for a stereo feed.

Feed technical details for users who want to configure their own broadcasting clients: 

RadioFeed and Scannercast are auto config to our system so no additional info is needed.

Other broadcasting software needs stream to info in order to connect to BCFY. This info can be found in the TECHNICALS tab of your feed page. Look for the section: FEED TECHNICAL DETAILS (ADVANCED). 

If you need an IP address vs the server name listed in the technical's tab, please contact us via the HELP tab in your feed page.


Alternative Broadcasting Clients



  • Audio Hijack from Rogue Amoeba (setup instructions contributed by a volunteer are attached below)
  • BUTT v 0.1.13 or later: Works on Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu. (No cost but they would like a donation)
  • Nicecast Setup Instructions. Note: Nicecast from Rogue Amoeba has been retired.They recommend migrating to Audio Hijack for a modern broadcasting setup.


Standalone (no computer needed)

Related Software

  • Cat-streamer - Integrate metadata into your Icecast stream (Uniden DMA scanners only)

Go to Setting up your Broadcasting Station

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  • Comment author

    Another client configuration that works really well for multiple streams and records an entire trunking system simultaneously is Trunk Recorder with Liquidsoap:

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    Jesse Zauka broadcasts straight to your computer. Just need a Chrome or Firefox browser. Works on Windows, Mac, or Linux.

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