First you need a real encoder that will encode content complatible with the Real
player 6 on the Audrey (This is free but this is the only place I could find it).
You cannot use Real producer 8 basic because it only produces real 8 content.
Next download Realserver Basic (Free).
Install the Realencoder on the Windows machine you want to server from I found
this worked on 2000 but not XP so your milage may vary. Next install real server on the
Ok so now you have a couple of choices convert any files you want to serve to rm format(not
very productive). Choice two was to broadcast a live stream, this is trickier than it
sounds Real encoder only captures from a few sources MIDI, Line-In, CD-Audio, or mic. What I did
is used the AWEamp plugin for winamp to play through the MIDI interface on my Sound Blaster AWE 64.
This is great because I can use winamp playlists, add whole directories etc to winamp. Ok so now
you have a source for Real encoder. Go into the real server admin and goto the Pre-G2 encoder page
and set your password. You will need this in a minute. Open real encoder and choose to make a live
Stream. Set the copyright and stream information. Set your Target Audience I used 56 k ISDN Stereo.
This could probably be smaller the speakers on the Audrey are not very good.(This could use some more
research I will look at it more later) Set your source to Audio - Music with Lyrics. Set the host name
of the machine where real server resides, change the port to 5050, set a filename (ex live.rm) and use the
password from the Real Server setup. You will send up with a screen that has a start button on it.
Start your media player with your source (I click start, shuffle and repeat on Winamp). Click
start on Real encoder.
Now all you have to do is point your browser on your Audrey or another computer on your network to
http://host:8080(default http for real server)/ramgen/live/filename from encoder(ex live.rm)
Congrats you save alot of space on your audrey because you don't need all the phplay files. This
is much easier to me than the other methods out there. The initial setup is long but now I can
easily modify playlists, etc. Best part is I have a stream for any computer and my Audrey.