Hello all, well, time has come for me to write you a mini guide on how you can stream your own content to your PSP or to share with friends if you like.
This guide will teach you how to setup a shoutcast server, winamp playlist and how to load it on your PSPRadio app for the PSP.
(If you wish, I did make a guide on how to stream winamp, live tv and radio for S60 type cell phones or Real Audio clients on ANYTHING that runs .rm content)
For this guide,
You will need the following:
Winamp player (www.winamp.com)
Shoutcast server: (This has a guide on setting it up as well)
Shoutcast DJ Plugin for Winamp:
http://www.shoutcast.com/download/broadcast.phtml (You will want the DSP plugin)
PSPRadio for the PSP:
Know your IP that your ISP gave you! (NOT your Local IP unless your only wanting to stream to yourself in the house)
Which can be found here: http://www.whatismyip.com/
With all that downloaded, you will start with the basics if you have not done so. Install Winamp to the PC. (If you cant do this, stop now.. cuase I cant help you)
Next off, download the plugin for DSP and once you have it, run that file, it should auto install correctly to winamp. (Note its best to have winamp closed when installing this) Once that is installed, go ahead and install the shoutcast server itself.
Finally, trasnfer the PSPRadio files to your PSP and confirm that loads. (This should also have pre set internet play list to already listen to music if your PSP Wifi is setup correctly and so)
Now that everything is installed. Now we go to the configuring parts. (This stuff is really easy to be honest, I wouldnt be surprised if most of you know how to do this just from reading the install guides from shoutcast itself)
Load Winamp up and right click the window to get to the "Options" -> "Prefs" and then scroll down till you see "Plugins" and then DSP/Effect, you will select the "Shoutcast source" and hit "Configure"
You should see your Source window open and then you will need to click the tab "Output" This is where you can change your settings, you MUST set a password here! So do that, name that whatever you want the server PW to be. Also you can change the "Port" here but for now leave it at 8000 till you know what you are doing. That should take care of the important parts. (You CAN goto encoder if you wish to change the broadcast to better quality if you desire)
Finally, click "Output 1" and do the connect on startup. This will auto connect to your server when you load up. (Provided you loaded the Shoutcast server 1st, which we are not ready for yet)
Ok misc steps to fill in while in winamp. Clear your playlist out to be empy. Then click "add" you will want to add a url.
This is where you need to know your REAL IP.
Go ahead and for add url, type "http://your.ip.here:8000"
(Port is whatever you set it in the config and the server files, default is 8000)
Once that is done, "Save Playlist as .pls" then store THAT file after you named it to your PSP/GAME/PSPRadio/Playlists folder on your PSP. This way PSP Radio can load the file later.
Now, clear your playlist again, add your folders, mp3s, whatever you like, save that playlist for future streams so its easier then re adding them later on. (This stuff most of you should know how to do, not making guides on how to use winamp here lol)
Close Winamp for now.
Load up Shoutcast server. (You MAY have to goto C:\program files\shoutcast to find it)
Once that loads. You will see the words "Edit Config" that will load in notepad or word, whatever you have set. If it looks jumbled up. Goto the shoutcast folder and load the .ini file manually in MS Word or anything that isnt notepad. This way the format looks easier to read.
Only a FEW important things to edit here. Rest is for advanced users and generally wasnt needed when I setup my server.
MAX User (Set how many users you may wanna share the stream with if they know your IP) I set mine to 5. (Never know when Ill give a friend it)
password (This MUST be the SAME password you used when you setup the Winamp DSP plugin!!! This is to connect to winamp)
Portbase (This is by default 8000, this port and the DSP plugin MUST match!)
Then that should be it, should be able to save or just close out and then restart the server.
Once that is restarted, load winamp, you should see your Shoutcast source window loadup automatically (If you did that connect on startup thing)
This SHOULD auto connect to the server as well if all goes ok. Anyways, once done, you can load your mp3 playlist if it isnt loaded already, hit "play" so it starts sending a signal out, otherwise the server will disconnect due to lack of input. Once something is playing, in a min or so, you should see in the "Main" tab of the Shoutcast source window that the volume bars are moving, if they are, thats a good sign! Then you can look at "output" tab and see if that says "Kill" or something similar you know your connected to the server broadcasting online now. If it says "Connect" that means you havent connected to the server and something might be mis configured (Or I forgot to mention something here.. if I did... sorry.. but I also know that for the DJ and Shoutcast server where you downloaded it, has the quick setup guide for those things as well in case you need a picture or so or extra info)
Anyways if you look at the SERVER window, you should see things like "Give your station a name" blah blah and so, thats when you know its working as well.
Well now that you are streaming, winamp is playing. Time to use the PSP!
(Note.. if your firewall or router needs to forward the port 8000 to your local IP of the PC serving.. thats all you, too many firewalls and routers out there to tell how to do that for everyone.. just make sure port 8000 is directed to your PC running the server for anything on the net to connect, otherwise your PSP will not connect to the server at hotspots or at a friends house)
Load up PSPRadio on the PSP, push the "D-Pad" up or down till you see the playlist YOU named showing, then you should see the IP url you gave it earlier on the list to be played. Now hit triangle, do the network select if it asks, then once your connected, hit X to start playing.
If you did everything correctly, your PSP will start playing the music that is loaded on your winamp playlist, it might be about 10-15 seconds behind due to stream cache, so if you change songs mid way, it might be a few secs before you hear the new song play on the PSP. It will play fully, so dont worry about it, just takes a few to catch up in the buffers.
With any luck.. this all works for you, so this way, no matter WHERE you go, you can listen to your mp3s on the fly.
Hope this guide helped you with the basics of how to use winamp to stream to your PSP. If something is off, missing, or needs to be amended, make a post and I will fix it best I can. =)
Remote Administration of winamp
New Remote function for PSP.
Demon X has a mod out that lets you control winamp playlist on the go using psp as found here.
BrowseAmp Mod For PSPRadio By Me :D
Download : http://rapidshare.de/files/16634763...WIP1.r ar.html
Make sure you have Winamp and BrowseAmp Installed...
--------------------This is work in progress, I still have alot more to add.
PLEASE NOTE :
THIS HAS ONLY BEEN TESTED ON PSPRADIO 0.37 FINAL
I HAVE NOT TESTED THIS ON OTHER VERSIONS.
* Install Browseamp and create a server
* Extract PSPRadio / PSPRadio% Into PSP/GAME
* Goto PlayLists/BrowseampT1.pls (Open with wordpad)
Change the IP Address's to your BrowseAmp Server address..
* Run PSPRadio and goto options and select single play
and select your connection
* Press trangle and change to playlist's.
* Select BrowseampT1 (NOT BROWSEAMP T2! Leave that alone!)
* Make sure Winamp is open..
You can now control winamp within PSP Radio!
I know for "me" personally, ATM I am using a "Bemused" client on my Nokia 3650/ N-Gage which is a plugin for winamp to tell my bemused client what my playlist is and what song to select, so long as I am on my cell phone connected to a GPRS plan, I can access my winamp, select the song I want, then seconds later, wham, streams to my PSP. Very nice indeed. Same method I use for streaming to Real Audio as well.
Winamp has MANY remote access plugins, some that use AIM messenger and so on. So you may want to look into that for a pure PSP solution. I dont have details on those.
If anyone is able to port the open source Bemused to PSP.. Id love you since it shows the playlist and can remote manage it. ^_^v
Anyways, if anything for direct PSP access changes to remote manage it, Ill post it in this section.