SAMCast

Broadcast any sound playing over your soundcard, mic or line-in over the Internet with this handy tool, as well as view the number of people listening to you.

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SAMCast Description

SAMCast, which was known until recently as SimpleCast, is a software program which can capture audio from your sound card and microphone and stream it in real-time. It supports multiple servers and lets you know how many listeners are connected to them.

Clear-cut layout

The installation process is over in a jiffy, while the interface you are met with can only be described as plain and simple. It consists of a menu bar, a few buttons and a pane in which to view logs, and comprehensive Help contents are enclosed. As a result, it is safe to say that both power and novice users can easily find their way around this product.

Choose encoder and start streaming

First and foremost, you should you are required to select which encoder to use from a built-in list. All of them have short descriptions and thus, you can easily figure out which one best fits your needs.

The streaming process can be started with just a click of the button, and it can be stopped in the same simple manner.

View number of listeners in real time

The main window is going to display the current hour, the time elapsed since you started to share your music with others, as well as the current number of listeners and the maximum number of listeners you ever had.

More detailed statistics pertaining to the number of people that have tuned in to your stream can be viewed in a dedicated pane, and you should also know that there are multiple types of tools that enable you to gather this information.

Adjust sound and store logs

Aside from that, it is also possible to take advantage of a built-in equalizer with multiple presets, as well as adjust multiple Automatic Gain Control (AGC) parameters. Logs can be enabled and stored in a custom directory, while you can also input its maximum size.

A final assessment

The computer’s performance is not going to be burdened at all, as it does not require a large amount of resources in order to work properly. The response time is good, the interface is user-friendly and we did not detect any kind of issues in our tests, such as hangs or crashes.

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