Setup broadcasting in Mixxx

Mixxx is Open Source DJ software and it can be downloaded free of charge on the Mixxx website. After the first version came out in 2001, it is now downloaded over one million times annually. It includes lots of features common to commercial DJ software as well as some unique ones. Since the release of version 1.11, we fully supports broadcasting with Mixxx. This tutorial describes how to setup Mixxx for live broadcasting with us.

Add broadcast settings to Mixxx

Before we get started, sign up for a FREE Beatbravo DJ account. After you have signed up, proceed to the first step of this tutorial.

1. Start the Beatbravo Setup Wizard
Log in with your new DJ account on Beatbravo. Click on broadcasting in the top menu. The Beatbravo broadcast wizard now opens. This wizard will help you to connect Mixxx with Beatbravo. Click on the "Connect Other software" button bellow. Your broadcast settings are now displayed. The settings must be entered in the broadcast section of the Mixxx preferences window. Read how in the next step or go to the last step for a screen example.

2. Open the broadcast settings preference screen in Mixxx
To open the broadcast settings section in Mixxx, follow these instructions:
  • Start Mixxx.
  • Open the preferences window; Options > Preferences.
  • Click on "Live Broadcasting" in the menu on the left (last item in the bottom).
  • Go to the next step to read which settings must be added.

3. Enter the Beatbravo broadcast settings to Mixxx
Once you have opened the Mixxx broadcast settings screen, enter the Beatbravo broadcast settings as displayed in the following screen example. To avoid typo's we suggest that you copy and paste the settings from the Beatbravo Wizard, to Mixxx:

Test your connection

Once you have finished the previous steps, you need to test your connection:
  • Go back to the Connection wizard on Beatbravo.
  • In step 2, click on the "Connection test" button.
  • The next step now opens and you are ready for the test.
  • Go back to Mixxx, load a track in one of the decks and start playing it.
  • In the Mixxx menu click on "Options > Enable Live Broadcasting".
If all went well Mixxx will show a message that it has successfully connected. If your connection fails, Mixxx will show a message that the connection fails with some extra information regarding the cause. In that case verify that you have correctly entered all settings as described in the previous steps. We suggest that u copy and past all settings from the Beatbravo in the broadcast preferences screen of Mixxx.
  • When you are connected, go back to the broadcast wizard on Beatbravo.
  • The wizard now checks your connection and for sound in your stream.
  • If all went well, Beatbravo will show a message that states that you are connected.
  • Now disconnect Mixxx from Beatbravo: uncheck "Options > Enable Live Broadcasting".
  • Click on "Next" in the Beatbravo wizard.
  • You are now ready to use Beatbravo.
 

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