While Centova Cast’s web-based file uploader is a convenient way to add files to your media library, the fact remains that web browsers were never originally intended to provide file upload capabilities, and the upload functionality offered in most modern browsers tends to be inefficient and cumbersome to use.
Centova Cast also supports uploading media via FTP, a highly efficient protocol which was designed from the outset for transferring large files. If you are an advanced user and have a large amount of media to upload, you will likely want to upload via FTP.
Selecting an FTP Client
To upload files via FTP, you must install an “FTP client” application on your home computer. FTP is a very well-known and widely-supported protocol, so a large selection of different FTP client applications are available over the Internet.
When choosing an FTP client, you may find one of the following free FTP client solutions suitable: FileZilla or WinSCP.
Once you have selected and installed an FTP client, you can proceed with configuring it to connect to the server.
Configuring your FTP Connection
The process for connecting to the server will vary depending on your choice of FTP program, but all FTP clients will require essentially the same information in order to connect to your server.
To obtain your FTP connection information in Centova Cast, click
Settings under the Configuration heading in the navigation panel at the left-hand side of the page. Copy and paste the IP or hostname, username, and admin password into your FTP client.
Finally, click connect to access the server.
NOTE: FTP and Centova Cast usernames and (admin) passwords are identical.
After connecting to the server with your FTP client, you should see a folder and file list similar to that displayed in the File Manager. Just as in the File Manager, typically, the only folder of interest will be the
media folder, which contains the media you have added for your Auto DJ.
To add new media to your media library, simply use your FTP client to upload new media files into the
media folder on the server. (You may optionally create sub-folders inside the
media folder to help organize your files; the files in the sub-folders will still be detected and included in your library.) In most FTP client software, to upload media you can simply locate the desired media files on your home computer and drag them directly into the
media folder shown in the FTP client window.
After your upload completes, the new tracks should automatically appear in your media library within approximately one minute.