Barix Instreamer 100 Network Audio Encoder Setup Instructions

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Barix Instreamer 100 Network Audio Encoder Setup Instructions

Before You Start

Read the manual for connection details and determining the IP address.

Then, open this IP address in your web brows to view the management screen of the Barix box.

When you connect, you will come to the Configuration Page.

Click on the Configuration Tab.

Network Tab

Leave this blank if you only will use DHCP to assign the IP address to the Instreamer. Keep in mind that the IP address may change if you need to reboot the Instreamer.

To make it easy to locate the Instreamer on your network you might want to assign a static IP address to it. There are two options:

  • assign an address directly in the Barix
  • reserve an address in your DHCP server

A static IP address never changes, but you must ensure that you choose a unique address to avoid conflicts with other devices on your network.

Some DHCP servers allow you to reserve an address that you specify so that a specific hardware MAC address always gets assigned the same IP address. The Instreamer remains in DHCP mode, but always pulls the same IP address. This centralizes all the static address assignments where you can find them easily and establishes a consistent address where you can find the Instreamer management screens.

Audio Tab

  • Input source: Select Line
  • Channel Mode: Set to Mono or stereo as needed (mono for one radio, stereo for two radios)
  • Encoding+Frequency: Set to "MPEG2 / 22.05khz"
  • MPEG Encoding Quality: Set to "0"
  • A/D amplifier gain: Set as needed. Depends on signal level. Start at 3 but 6-7.5db max.

Streaming Tab

  • Own Name: Enter your stream name (Example: Home City Fire)
  • Streaming mode: Set to "send always"
  • Buffer Underrun mode: set to "skip"
  • Streaming strategy: Set to "lowest latency"
  • Radio path: (Mount point) Set to what ever is supplied by RR
  • icy-url / SIP user: Set to
  • icy-genre: Set to Scanner
  • Shoutcast stream: Set to Public
  • Type of Service/DSCP: Set to 0
  • Under Stream to: (pick #1 or other a numbered row)
    • Connection Type: Select "Icecast Source"
    • Enter supplied IP address for the address of the server and specify 80 for the port number. You will need to contact RR Live Audio for this IP address.
  • Press SAVE. Instreamer will reboot.

Security Tab


  • Icecast/Shoutcast: Enter whatever is supplied by RR.
  • Press SAVE. Instreamer will reboot.


You can find the needed RR settings by looking at the feed owner page for the feed in question. Then copy and paste the Server, Port, Mount, and Password info in the Instreamer 100 as needed.