Create a Desktop shortcut for listening to the audio stream from your INOmini 635 SiteStreamer.
Abstract: We recently received an inquiry from a customer who has 5 x INOmini 635 SiteStreamers in his network of stations and he needed a convenient way for their receptionist to verify the audio on their translators when a listener would call-in with an issue. His concern was that he didn’t want non-technical station personnel to have full access to the INOmini 635 where they might inadvertently change the settings that could really mess things up.
All he needed was a simple way for station employees to verify that a translator 50+ miles away was indeed on the air.
- Go to your PC’s Desktop and right-click
- Select “New“
- Select “Shortcut“
- Enter the URL of the INOmini 635 along with the port number, and the mp3 file name. The following is an example for the INOmini 635 at Inovonics. http://220.127.116.11:635/mp3_128.mp3
- Click “Next“
- Name the Shortcut something unique to that particular translator site.
The following is an example for the INOmini 635 at Inovonics Inc.
Inovonics Model 635 SiteStreamer
- Click Finish
- Now the Shortcut appears on your PC’s desktop
- By double clicking on the shortcut, your browser should open and you will begin hearing the Off-Air audio in a matter of seconds.
Things to Remember:
- The INOmini 635 can only stream audio to one listener at a time. If you are listening and someone else opens the URL, they will knock you off. The last one to click on the link gets to listen!
- If you have limited bandwidth, the INOmini 635 can stream a lower bitrate audio. The URL is the same except the file name is mp3_64.mp3 instead of mp3_128.mp3. LO stream is 64k and HI is 128k, both quite acceptable for verifying the audio at a remote translator site.
- Remember, you can create multiple shortcuts for as many different translators as you have on your network!