When you’re searching for ways to live-stream / broadcast something to the world, you’ll most likely land at the usual suspects - services like YouTube and Twitch. Well, those might be great, but you know what’s even greater? Right, self-hosting your own broadcasting platform. Luckily there is an awesome
F(L)OSS project called Owncast that does the heavy lifting for you. Owncast is a privacy-friendly drop-in replacement for services such as Twitch. Owncast finds a wide adoption throughout streamers already, because only YOU own and control the content. In this article I’ll show you how you can host your own Owncast-instance in just a few simple steps, containerized on any operating system that supports either
I was 15 years old when I first played my music on a small Austrian web radio called
beatnight.at. All I had back then, was a
Reloop Digital Jockey 2 and VirtualDJ to mix music. I’ll have to admit, that the DJ sets back then weren’t really professional, however this experience sparked my interest in (web-)radio stations. Since the beginning of June 2021, I’m a member of the Jnktn.TV Team and I’ll be streaming on Saturdays on a bi-weekly basis. My show is called
Dance Attack with Ruffy, and - as the name implies - it’s all about dance music. I’ll mix the latest and the best songs out of House, Electro, Dance, Hands Up, Hardstyle and Hardcore live for you.
Listening to your favorite song is as easy as going to YouTube (or even better Invidious), Soundcloud or Spotify and stream everything right on your PC or mobile device. Millions of artists and tracks are just waiting for you to discover them. However, streaming is not necessarily the best choice for you and here’s why. Simply put, you don’t own any of the content that you are streaming, and you have no guarantee that the song you liked today will be there tomorrow for you to listen to it again. You have no say in how those platforms handle copyright, DMCA-takedowns or Content-ID. Remember back in the 2000s, when you went to the store and purchased an album on CD? As long as you owned the CD, you also owned the content, and nobody could have taken it away from you anymore (unless disc rot). In this article we’ll be utilizing
youtube-dl to get back to the good ol’ days when we had full ownership of the media we are consuming, without losing the comforts and convenience of such streaming-sites.