Barix Instreamer Setup

Modified on Wed, 10 Apr 2024 at 02:25 PM

*If you are using Radio Mast, a Radio Mast-specific guide can be found here.

You can use the following steps as a guide to set up a Barix Instreamer ICE to establish a new audio stream.

  • Find the IP address of your Barix Instreamer.  The default configuration is to use DHCP.  You can use your router’s administration page to determine the IP address, or ask your IT administrator. Alternatively, you can plug headphones into the Barix Instreamer and it will announce its IP. Point your web browser to the IP address of the Instreamer.  For this example, the IP address is 10.10.240.122. Your IP will be different.  Upon initial connection, you will see the following screen.
  • Click on the CONFIGURATION at the top of the page. Set the following values in Basic Settings
    • Input Source: Line mono
    • Audio Format: MPEG1/32 KHz (MP3)
    • Streaming Mode: send always

  • Click the Advanced Settings->Network on the left.  Enter any IP configuration you need for your network.  A setting of 0.0.0.0 for the IP address will configure the device for DHCP.

  • Click on Advanced Settings->Audio.  Set the parameters in the audio section as follows:
    • Input Source: Line mono
    • Audio Format: MPEG1 / 32 kHz (MP3)
    • MPEG Bitrate Mode: CBR
    • MPEG Bitrate: 32 kpbs
    • A/D amplifier gain: -3
    • MPG Bit Reservoir: keep empty

  • Under Advanced->Streaming, ensure the following values are set:
    • Streaming Mode: send always
    • Buffer Underrun Mode (TPC): skip
    • Stream Packet Strategy: optimal package
    • UDP Tx Source Port: 0

  • Own Name: <your chosen name, this choice will not be presented to users>
  • Radio Path: <mountpoint from streaming provider>
  • Icy-url / SIP user: <username from streaming provider>
  • Icy-genre: Public Safety
  • Shoutcast stream: public

  • Streaming Destinations
    • Conn. type: Icecast source
    • Enter IP Address or Domain Name: <server hostname from streaming provider>
    • Port: <port from streaming provider>

  • Advanced->IO & Serial and Advanced->Control & SNMP can be skipped
  • Under Advanced->Security should set the following values:
    • Save Configuration: <your own password>
    • Icecast/Shoutcast: <password provided by streaming provider>
    • Factory Defaults at Reset: Disabled
    • Listening: Not protected
    • SNMP Community RWrite: no write access
    • SNMP Community Read: no access


BE SURE TO CLICK APPLY AFTER ALL CONFIGURATION ITEMS ARE SET! THE INSTREAMER WILL RESTART.  VERIFY

  • To verify proper configuration, Click Active Connections from the main screen.  You should see a connection being made.


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