LadioCast 0.13.0 Released – LadioCast Development Notes No.97

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LadioCast Version 0.13.0 has been released on MAS.
Changes from version 0.12.6 to 0.13.0 are as follows:
  • Removed the ability to pan input stereo channels.
  • Enabled to map any input channel of multi-channel audio devices into stereo.
You will see the input channels selectable at the following part of the mixer window; Screen Shot 2018-10-20 at 15.34.09.png .
Bye.

13 Responses to “LadioCast 0.13.0 Released – LadioCast Development Notes No.97”

  1. Thank You for work!
    Please make ability to launch several copy of app simultaneously. (Like Ladiocst-Cannel-2.app, Ladiocast-Channel-2.app, just like other apps). This is very needed feature! Thank You!

  2. William Piltzer

    What is “Audiojingle”? Etrecheck found it to be suspicious but probably harmless. I uninstalled Ladiocast and trashed the driver to get rid of it. Should I be worried about it. I don’t like how it shows up in my Sound pane in System Preferences.

  3. Is there a diagnostic mode? The station I broadcast at changed (updated?) it’s Shoutcast server, and Ladiocast no longer successfully connects. Server has same auth / audio setup as previous to upgrade. And BUTT works with all the same settings as Ladiocast. Is there a “status window” or something that allows me to watch the handshake, look at failures, etc?

  4. Bob Stern

    FLAC encoding request:
    I hope you will consider adding the option of Ogg FLAC encoding.

    “streamy68″ requested this on 2018-07-28. You responded on 2018-07-29 that PCM was a better option because FLAC is not truly lossless. Respectfully, I believe you are mistaken. FLAC is truly lossless, meaning that FLAC encoding followed by FLAC decoding produces audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the original.

    There are 3 reasons Ogg FLAC would be much more helpful than Ogg PCM:
    (1) The official Xiph wiki says the Ogg PCM format “is at best incomplete and at worst completely broken.” Consequently, I do not know any music player that decodes Ogg PCM.
    (2) FLAC is becoming the universal standard for lossless music streaming, now employed by Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, and YouTube Premium. Also, *all* online music stores that sell lossless downloads offer FLAC format, but almost none offer ALAC. Even Apple does not sell music in ALAC format!
    (3) PCM and FLAC are both bit-perfect (lossless), but FLAC uses less than half the bandwidth.

    (Incidentally, on 2018-08-01, Mr. Shablovsky correctly describes AAC as a very popular lossy format, but erroneously equates this with lossless ALAC. In fact, Wikipedia explains that AAC and ALAC are completely unrelated to each other. The popularity of *lossy* AAC does not recommend ALAC as the best *lossless* format, per paragraph (2) above.)

    Thanks very much for your consideration!

    • kawauso

      Hi Bob,
      Thank you for your enthusiastic comment.

      I understood, when people saying flac is lossless, they are talking about its encoding functionality, but not its acceptable source resolution;

      Wiki – FLAC
      “Source encoder
      FLAC supports only fixed-point samples, not floating-point. It can handle any PCM bit resolution from 4 to 24 bits per sample,”.

      Ladiocast’s internal audio is in float 32bit resolution, much more information than that.
      That is why even flac was lossy (and oggpcm not) for ladiocast.
      Though oggpcm was far from best and ladiocast even broke the documented specification, better to show the app’s design policy towards the future versatile and high quality live audio streaming in high speed internet era.

      The design may change depending on good motivation unknown.
      I hope that is helpful.
      Cheers.

  5. Jorge

    Hi! I want to broadcast with Ogg Opus format, but the application always says that “System sample rate in the preferences must be 48000 in using Ogg Opus format”, and all my audio devices are with the 48000 sample rate, what happens? I have macOS High Sierra.

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