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New Clients: Get On Air in 3 Minutes

Getting Started

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

To get started we need to login to your Centova Cast control panel account. Please refer to the “New Streaming Account Information” email sent to you by the system.

There are two ways to “source” a streaming server. The first is by broadcasting live over the airwaves remotely from a PC or studio. The second is uploading files for the Auto DJ to stream locally on the server side.

Broadcasting live

Start your SHOUTcast or Icecast server via the Centova Cast control panel.

Then navigate to Settings to collect the server IP, port, and password. You will need to input these details into your streaming software settings.

If a SHOUTcast v2 SID (stream ID) is required choose the default “1“. If a mount point is required for IceCast please use /live.

NOTE: The port number may vary depending on whether or not your Auto DJ is enabled (SHOUTcast v2 only).

To learn more on how to go live for the first time please reference the proper third party documentation where necessary. I.e. SAM, Winamp, butt, Nicecast, etc.

That’s all folks! Happy streaming!

Using the AutoDJ

Ok, let’s upload some songs!

Please Stop the streaming server if it is running and continue.

Enable Auto DJ. Do so by clicking Settings and then making your way to the Auto DJ tab. Save any changes.

NOTE: The AutoDJ sub menu now appears in the main left-hand navigation.

File Manager

Launch your File Manager in the Centova Cast control panel by clicking Files in the navigation menu under the AutoDJ heading.

NOTE: Configuring your FTP connection is also an option for advanced users.

Next enter the media folder.

Press the Upload button to prompt the File Manager dialog box.

Then click Select files to upload the music of your choice.

Upload the files.

When you are satisfied close the File Manager dialog box and Return to the main control panel.

Media Library

Next open your Media Library in the Centova Cast control panel by clicking Media in the left-hand navigation menu.

Click and drag preferred files/folders by artist, album, and track to add them to playlists or sort them in a specific order for playback.

This is where the fun starts. Once you have programmed at least one general rotation playlist it’s time to start the stream!

Start the server.

Congratulations!!! You are on the air!!!

Playlist Manager

Now open your Playlist Manager in Centova Cast – Playlists – to shuffle or “weight” playlists for priority programming.

Each Centova account includes three general rotation playlist templates: heavy, light, and standard. These functioning examples are fairly self-explanatory. The more “weight”, the more frequent the playback. I.e. New releases, etc.

NOTE: Learn more about understanding and creating advanced playlists: general rotation, scheduled, interval, and immediate, to take your station to the next level.

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

Centova Cast official documentation.

Updated on September 17, 2020

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