Want to send Now Playing song data from Scott Studio SS32 to your RDS Encoder, Website, or Streaming Server? MetaRadio makes this possible. This article explains the setup of MetaRadio and Scott Studio SS32.

For other setup guides, see out MetaRadio Support Site.

Prerequisites

Configuring Scott Studio SS32

Scott Studio SS32 supports exporting Now Playing data from each station.

SS32 sends XML data from your Automation PC, TO MetaRadio on any other networked computer. To achieve this, you must have a TCP Port opened in your firewall between SS32 and MetaRadio. MetaRadio automatically adds a Windows Firewall exception, so you will only need to add a firewall rule if your two computers are on different networks/subnets/VLANs.

We use the SS32 ‘Type E’ output format, with MetaRadio acting as the Host (SS32 is the client).

To setup SS32, follow this process:

  1. Open the ‘Now Playing’ configuration window
  2. Fill out the details as follows:
    1. Host Mode: Off
    2. Destination IP Address: Enter the name or IP Address of the computer running MetaRadio
    3. Destination IP Port: Select any unassigned TCP Port Number. Each Station must have its own port number. This will also be mirrored in MetaRadio. If in doubt, enter ‘3601’.
    4. Routing; Check Format ‘E’ in the ‘IP’ column
    5. Test Version: Off
  3. Save your changes in SS32 and restart the application if necessary

That’s it for the SS32 side of things. Now we can move over to the MetaRadio setup.

Configuring MetaRadio to talk to Scott Studio SS32

  1. Open MetaRadio Config
  2. Add a New Station
  3. Select “SS32TypeE” from the dropdown menu
  4. Enter the IP Port Number as specified in SS32
  5. Save Station Details, and save the global settings in the app.
  6. Restart the main MetaRadio app and confirm SS32 is connected. You should see the TCP Port Number, and information displayed whenever the current on-air song changes.

Now that MetaRadio is receiving data from Scott Studio, you can configure any outputs (RDS Encoders, Website, Streaming Servers, etc.) as needed.

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