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New Clients: Get On Air in 3 Minutes

Getting Started

Welcome to the family! New to Centova Cast? Don’t worry we all were once!

First of all we have to find your control panel. You can find it by going to: streaming.geckohost.nz

The first question I have to ask is if you want to use the AutoDJ or not?

First I’ll explain on how to broadcast live only:
First make sure your server is turned on:

Then go to “Quick Links” and use the details under “autoDJ is not running” to connect:

That’s all folks! Happy Streaming!

If you want to use the AutoDJ:

First we need to make sure your server has Auto DJ switched on. Do so by turning off your server, clicking “settings” and then making your way to the Auto DJ tab.

Ensure that “Auto DJ is enabled”.

If it isn’t, click enabled from the drop down menu >> click update >> then restart your server for the changes to take effect.

Okay now our settings are correct we can go on.

First of all we have to upload songs!

Open “Files”

If you prefer FTP, those details are under “Quick Links”.

Make sure you are in the folder “Media”

Press “UPLOAD”

Select your files:

And wait till it is finished…


Now this is done we can close the upload dialog and press return to go back.

Now we need to go to Media to add the songs to our playlists:

Select the songs you like and drag them to one of the playlists on the left hand side.

By default we have 3 rotations, the more heavy the more it will play that song.
Press return and prepare for the magic moment!
Press start and there we go!

What’s next?
Now we are streaming it is time to dive into Centova Cast.

If you want to connect live you can find your details under “Quick Links”, if your server supports DJ accounts (all types excpect SHOUTcast v1) you don’t even have to turn off the AutoDJ to go live.

Got a website? Then “Widgets” might be a nice page for you!

Want to plan in shows? Different rotations? Then the playlists feature is what you are looking for!

Last but not least: freaked on statistics? Yes Centova provides those too! (Even in Excel for the die hards)

Got any questions? Our support staff is here to help you out!

Updated on July 25, 2018

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