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.

37 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.

  6. I need to be able to insert my metadata from my layout server (radio automation) do you support this? I can send you the details of how I do it now. Send text to UDP port 4444 then their is a script to extract the Artist and title and add to the stream.

  7. kawauso

    Hi Ian,
    Thank you for your comment on ladiocast.
    About the metadata, ladiocast recommends you to make a daemon program which gets the song info from the server and sets it to ladiocast with AppleScript like;

    tell application “LadioCast” to set metadata song to theSongInfo

    only when updated.
    I hope it’s helpful.
    Cheers.

    • kawauso

      Hi Abner,
      Thank you for your interest in ladiocast.
      Recording facility has been requested but unfortunately not yet.
      Cheers.

  8. Dennis

    I don’t know what i’m doing wrong. I have an internal rtmp-server at rtmp://127.0.0.1/live with streamkey ByuPtvF64. I can connect with OBS, but not with Ladiocast. I have two fields in the RTMP-settings (URL and Stream). What do I have to fill in? I tried so much options.

    In OBS you have also two fields in the settings (Server and Stream Key).
    When I use
    Server: rtmp://127.0.0.1/live
    Stream Key: ByuPtvF64

    Then it simply works in OBS. But not in Ladiocast. Why?

    • kawauso

      Hello Dennis,
      Thank you for your report about RTMP. There would be so many factors that make the difference. The rtmp-server name would be helpful.
      Cheers.

  9. Rousso

    Hello there, I have got to say spot on job with LC.

    Is there a chance of implementing a reconnect feature? I have on a couple of occasions found that my stream has disconnected and this is due to the Wifi environment (Hard wired coming soon when I have built the home studio). As Im running an automated station at the moment and not sat in front of my Mac 24/7 to reconnect it means Im struggling to keep listeners.

    Having it reconnect or attempt again and again until it reconnects would be a cool feature. I’d even pay for it.

    Many Thanks.

    Rousso.

    • kawauso

      Hi Rousso,
      Thank you for the comment. About reconnecting, LadioCast has been intended to use “Event Handler AppleScript”, which you could see in the Events tab of streamer windows. You might need to search to know how to write the scripts especially if you couldn’t show the Help > ReadMe of the App (that seems to happen in some environment).
      Cheers.

  10. Anonymous

    For input options I get only ‘N/A’, and ‘Mackbook Pro Microphone’. Shouldn’t I have other input options so I can stream music from say iTunes?

    • kawauso

      Hi Adam,
      Thank you for your comment and link. I’ll check that.
      People please let me know where you use ladiocast with rtmp connection. I’ll take it into consideration.
      Cheers.

  11. Joseph Pita Lamboy

    Support using Pioneers DDJ-SX3 ladio cast app recognize the interface but no sound or signal thought LadioCast with Serato

      • Joseph Pita Lamboy

        When I connect the new Pioneer DDJ-SX3 and Pioneer DDj-1000SRT the app Ladio Cast in the MacBook Pro recognize the computer sound card input and output signal. When I tried to change the soundcard to the DDJ-SX3 or ddj-1000srt, the app give the option to use one of these sound cards but when I put music I don’t received input and output signal.

        • kawauso

          First of all, check the output channels of your DJ devices match the ladiocast input channels, which are selectable as the most left numbers in the ladiocast’s mixer window panes.
          Good luck.

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