Setting Up Locast2Plex As a Windows Service!
These instructions use a different utility to set up the Service. Unlike the “HowToGeek” article, it uses one called “NSSM” available at this link: NSSM – the Non-Sucking Service Manager rather than SrvStart. Microsoft also has instructions to deal with services here: Create a user-defined service
The advantage to NSSM is that it does provide a way to more gracefully handle failure of the application running as a service. Here is a link to that program. https://nssm.cc/ And, here’s more detailed instructions on it’s use here: https://nssm.cc/usage
Because I am not in a supported DMA, I could not (yet) test this with Locast2plex, as I would need access to having Locast use specific local ports (6077 and 1900) which must “connect” to my PC’s IP address. Hopefully if Locast ever supports the Greensboro / Winston-Salem / High Point DMA, I will be able to set this up.