Step 1: Install the Jamcast Server

Install the Jamcast Server, accepting all of the defaults if you wish. When the installation completes, the Jamcast server will be started and ready to use.

For a detailed information about installing Jamcast, see the Installation Guide.

Step 2: Connect To Jamcast From A Device

By now, Jamcast and your network-connected device(s) will have already discovered each other. Connecting to Jamcast from your devices will vary by make/model, so please consult with your device's user guide for precise instructions on how to get connected.

Step 3: Play Some Music!

First, get some music playing on your PC. Then, from the device navigate to "Virtual Soundcard", then select and play the "Virtual Soundcard" audio track. After a few seconds of buffering, you'll be hearing the same audio playing on your PC!

NOTE: Some devices like the Microsoft Xbox 360 present Jamcast content in a slightly different way. In these cases, the Virtual Soundcard audio track can be found within Playlists, then Virtual Soundcard.

Solving Common Issues

Device Cannot Play Virtual Soundcard

Some devices weren't designed or tested to work with live/infinite streaming audio like the Virtual Soundcard, so Jamcast provides a couple of configurations to help with this. Specifically, try setting either ForceMP3CaptureStream or EnableSeekTrickMode (or both) to True. For details on editing your device's configuration profile, please see the page on Server Manager Devices Tab, section "Editing a device profile".

No Sound or Choppy Sound

Very rarely, Jamcast cannot automatically determine the proper source to capture audio form. Also, sometimes there is not enough available CPU to process the captured audio in realtime. In these cases, it is possible to fall back upon the hardware for audio capture using Stereo Mix. To do this, open Jamcast Server Manager and select the Sharing/Virtual Soundcard tab. Change the settings to "Hardware Capture Mode" and choose an appropriate recording input ("Stereo Mix", "What U Hear", "Wave Out Mix", etc.

For more information, see Virtual Soundcard Tab and About Stereo Mix.