Shoutcasting Returns!

Since last April, there has been no Clanbase coverage or Urban Radio shows due to my commitments to training at work. Thankfully, as you have read, I have fulfilled my obligation to training, became certified and the stress and pressure I was under the past year has subsided. This now allows me some free time to commit to Urban Terror and bringing the action to you.

Urban Radio on Sunday will mark the first show of 2008 and definitely not the last. I am planning more show coverage as the popularity of Urban Terror continues to rise. Of course, I look to the community for their interaction in making the show a success.

Next week, will begin shoutcast coverage for Clanbase Nations Cup XI. Like Urban Radio, I have been absent from Open Cup and Nations Cup action for some time. Coverage will be heard and possibly seen using Stickam Video. I am still working on getting the actual in game coverage set up.

Unlike previous Urban Radio shows, one of the unique features I introduced last year to the show was Stickam Video, giving gamers the ability to watch or listen it to. It really was a great feature and quite popular, more so than the audio side. The video side does have an IRC style channel for the show gamers can idle in, asking questions, poking fun at the host or discussion my comments.

Hopefully BladeKiller will become a regular co-host on Urban Radio, we even have the possibility to have guests online at a moment’s notice. Spellbinder will serve as the proverbial phone screener and assist or deter gamers getting air time. The ability to have guest was something that was not all that successful in years past, but we have all the bugs worked out (right Spellbinder?)

So join us Sunday for Urban Radio, it is sure to be a good time for all. Join us in #urbanterror as well on ETG or Quakenet and remember to read the topic channel for the most updated information on Urban Terror (!radio is very useful).

Urban Radio Success!

I just want to pass on a big round of thanks to everyone who showed up in support of Urban Radio today on Inside the Game. We actually had a first today, a live video feed of the broadcast. Talk about coming a long way! On Friday Spellbinder and I tested the connection and setup through a program called Stickam and it worked nearly error free. Although I am still having a bitch of a time getting TS2 working correctly for shoutcasting.

The show went off without a hitch today. I fired up the video stream about 30 minutes early and lo and behold we had viewers waiting for the show to begin, so I did a bit of a pre-show show for them as I was setting up and prepping for the show. The cool thing about Stickam is you do not have to register or download a thing. Can’t beat that, just use the link and connect to my video feed complete with a IRC style chat window.

Someone asked in the Urban Terror Forums about using it for game casting, and yes I can accomplish that rather easily. I am already working on it now in order to bring two video streams together into one. So, for example I could in a QA test server for the new Urban Terror and you could see my face in the lower portion of the screen. Ain’t technology grand?

So, from me to all of you out there in Urban Terror land, thank you much and we will see you on the respawn!