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Barix Instreamer Setup for Broadcastify

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  • The Barix Instreamer is primarily used by public safety agencies on corporate / municipal networks that have significant firewall restrictions which prevent outbound internet access from unknown devices on their networks. 
  • 99.9% of the time, this will affect your configuration of this device on your network, preventing it from connecting to our servers to broadcast your feed, and preventing your feed from coming online.
  • We have seen this problem in the vast majority of deployments using the Instreamer in professional corporate / municipal network environments.  It is very common with public safety agencies.
  • Trust us on this.  If your feed doesn't come online after following the instructions below, you have a firewall blocking the device from broadcasting.
  • Instead of broadcasting using Port 80 (see the below configuration), try using 8080 or 8000 if your feed does not come online.
  • Again, trust us on this. If your feed is not coming online after following the configuration steps below, contact your network engineers or use an alternate port. 
  • Did we say trust us on this?  Because we are hoping that you do.  We've dealt with this issue 4 trillion times.  Corporate and municipal neworks are wildly restrictive to devices such as these.  Your firewall administrator tucked away in the back corner of your network engineering department is waiting for you to come see them.
  • Re-read the above and please and thank you.

Getting Started

  • Read the instruction manual that comes with the device for details on how to bring the Barix device online for the first time. 
  • Once you've determined the IP Address for your Barix device, open the configuration page in your web browser per the Barix instructions

Initial Configuration

  1. Click the configuration tab at the top
  2. Click Advanced settings on the left

Configuration: Network Tab

  • Leave this blank if you only will use DHCP to assign the IP address to the Instreamer. Keep in mind that the IP address may change if you need to reboot the Instreamer.
  • To make it easy to locate the Instreamer on your network, you might want to assign a static IP address to it.

Configuration:  Audio Tab

  1. Input source: Set to Line Mono (for one radio) or Line Stereo (for two radios)
  2. Audio format: Set to "MPEG2 / 22.05kHz"
  3. MPEG Bitrate mode: CBR
  4. MPEG CBR bitrate: 16 kbps (mono feed) or 32 kbps (stereo feed)
  5. A/D amplifier gain: Set as needed. Depends on signal level. Start at 0 but 6-7.5db max.
  6. MP3 bit reservoir: use
  7. Click SAVE. Instreamer will reboot.

Configuration:  Network Tab

  1. Streaming mode: Set to "send always"
  2. Buffer Underrun mode: set to "skip"
  3. Streaming strategy: Set to "optimal package"
  4. UDP Tx Source Port: 0
  5. Own Name: Enter your stream name (Example: Home City Fire)
  6. Radio Path
    • go to the Technicals Tab of your feed information page on Broadcastify and enter the value for "Mount" (ex: /12sdg5fadgy6)
  7. icy-url / SIP user: Set to
  8. icy-genre: Type in "Scanner"
  9. Shoutcast stream: Set to Public
  10. Type of Service/DSCP: Set to 0
  11. Under Stream, Choose the first row (#1)
    • Connection Type: Select "Icecast Source"
    • For the needed IP address/Domain name, go to the Technicals Tab of your feed information page on Broadcastify and enter the name of your receiver server (ex:
    • Set the port to either 80, 8080, or 8000 depending on your firewall restrictions or policies
  12. Click SAVE. Instreamer will reboot.

Configuration:  Security Tab

  1. Icecast/Shoutcast:
    • go to the Technicals Tab of your feed information page on Broadcastify and enter the value for "Password"
  2. Click SAVE. Instreamer will reboot.

Your feed should now come online.....  if it didn't, your firewall is blocking the device.  


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