How to live broadcast through Audio Hijack

In this article, we'll explain how to live broadcast through Audio Hijack, with a particular focus on connecting a Audio Hijack client to your Radio Cult streaming server. Let's dive into it!

What is Audio Hijack?

Audio Hijack is a professional-grade recording tool which includes live broadcasting functionality. It does require a paid license for most uses. Its available only on macOS. It can be downloaded from here.

If you need further details or instructions, please refer to the help section or manual.

Adding your radio station

To add your radio station to Audio Hijack, first please complete the following steps:

  1. Login to Radio Cult and remain on the Dashboard page,
  2. Then open Audio Hijack,
  3. Click the Session button in the macOS top navigation bar,
  4. Then from the dropdown, click the first option: New Session,
  5. The Template Chooser window should appear, select the Internet Radio option and then click the Choose button.

Next please complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the Broadcast tile within the main window,
  2. The Options window will appear, then click the Setup button positioned in the top right hand corner,
  3. Select the Icecast 2 option from the Server Type dropdown,
  4. For each of the below inputs, please enter the displayed value in the Connection details panel on the Radio Cult Dashboard (you can easily copy the value by clicking the Copy button, which is positioned to the right of each displayed value) into its corresponding input in Audio Hijack:
    1. Address (the corresponding Audio Hijack input is Server Address),
    2. Port,
    3. Mountpoint,
    4. Username (the corresponding Audio Hijack input is User), and
    5. Password.

You're radio station should now be successfully added to Audio Hijack!

Broadcasting live

To start live broadcasting through Audio Hijack, click the Run button in the main window.

Once your broadcast has finished click the Stop button.

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