How to Set Up Your Own Streaming Server with BUTT (live proof-of-concept episode)


Michael W. Dean does a proof-of-concept live cast with callers using the Feens streaming server and a freeware utility called BUTT (Broadcast Using This Tool.)

Basically, you set up a streaming server (200 bucks a year) with VosCast, download BUTT, (free), install BUTT, set up BUTT with the server info (click on “Settings” then “ADD” to add server and password) from your VosCast welcome e-mail (pick the Shoutcast option in BUTT, NOT Icecast). Then log into VosCast’s website and turn off Auto DJ if you have it turned on. Then launch BUTT by clicking on the right-pointing arrow. If you have a mic or mic and mixer correctly hooked up to the computer, you should be live. Listeners may have to hit “refresh” on their end. There will be a delay of between 5 and 30 seconds, so you and your callers should turn off your streaming link and not listen while broadcasting or you’ll get echo-feedback.

More extensive BUTT configuration info is HERE.

You can record in BUTT by clicking on the red record button. (I recorded via Mumble. And took calls via a Skype number (six dollars a month.) If you want to have a second host who is in a different location, you could do that via Mumble.

(It plays our random stream of previous episodes when we’re not broadcasting live. When we are broadcasting, again, you’ll need to turn your computer audio down while you’re on the air calling in.)



(BUTT is created by Daniel Noethen and his BUTT website is here if you want to donate. The Feens sent him 9 Euros …which is about $11.25). And, check out our interview with the creator of BUTT, at the start of this episode.


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9 Responses to How to Set Up Your Own Streaming Server with BUTT (live proof-of-concept episode)

  1. David Crowe says:


  2. Steve says:

    Hi Michael,
    What kind of software do you use to do the live show. I know you use Mumble and Skype but how do you switch over from the pre-recorded programming to the live show. Do you need to switch the audio input on the internet stream? How do you play music on the live shows too? Do you just play it through one of the computers hooked into the mixer? Apologies for all the questions, but curiosity has gotten the best of me! Keep up the great work with the shows, I always look forward to listening to the new shows.

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  4. MichaelWDean says:

    Garrett, check out our interview with the creator of BUTT, in this episode:

  5. MichaelWDean says:

    Garrett. about 50.


  6. Garrett Fox says:

    This is exciting tech! Thanks for sharing all the awesome stuff you figure out. How many episodes did you have before you started your 24 hour stream? I’m going to check out VosCast in a few.

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