• Can’t Login to Centova Cast (URL/SSL errors)

    It seems a recent Google Chrome update has caused some issues with the following control panel URLs: streaming.geckohost.nz broadcast.geckohost.nz Some users continue to get SSL errors when visiting the URLs above – (again, as part of a Google Chrome update). To resolve both issues, we have created new URLs which…

  • Server Won’t Start (Liquidsoap Error)

    Due to an upgrade bug in Centova Cast, legacy accounts may have a minor misconfiguration associated with the Liquidsoap AutoDJ. What is the error? If you see the following message when you start your server: Server Stream could not be started: Application liquidsoap exited immediately after startup. Then the following…

  • New Clients: How to go Live for the first time

    How to Broadcast Live Download and install any third party broadcasting software such as SAM, Winamp, or butt (“broadcast using this tool”) and you are already halfway there! In most cases all you have to do is enter the server IP, port, and password settings, choose your music, and click…

  • 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…

  • How to relay another stream

    By relaying another stream, you are using a remote streaming server as the source for your broadcast, and rebroadcasting that server’s stream as your own. The procedure for relaying another stream varies depending on the streaming server software you are using. SHOUTcast v1 SHOUTcast v1 can only broadcast a single…

  • Adding Widgets to your website

    Adding widgets to your web site requires that you have permission to edit the page’s code. Note that if you are using a content management system (CMS) rather than editing the raw HTML pages on your web site, your CMS may interfere with the operation of the widgets. How to…

  • Giving your DJs restricted access to Centova

    If more than one DJ performs on your station, you may find it desirable to delegate limited access of the control panel to each DJ. This is made possible through the use of DJ accounts. Creating a DJ Account To create a DJ account: In the navigation panel at the…

  • Advertisements, Jingles and Station Imaging

    Most broadcasts include some type of advertising at regular intervals, ranging from sponsored advertisements to simple station identification or “jingle” tracks. The Interval playlist type allows you to automate the inclusion of such advertisements into your stream at regular intervals. Configuring an Interval Playlist A single-playback scheduled playlist will activate on a…

  • Scheduling Shows and Playlists

    Remember – playlists are based off the server timezone. Set your server timezone under General Settings inside Centova. Many stations will incorporate some kind of scheduled programming — weekly countdowns, “top 10” lists, or pre-recorded content to be aired at a specific date or time. The Scheduled playlist type allows you to…

  • Understanding and Creating Advanced Playlists

    Understanding the different playlists: Playlists in Centova Cast provide convenient groupings of tracks and control exactly how and when those tracks will be broadcast. Four playlist types are currently available: General Rotation General rotation playlists are the most common type of playlist, used to play a random selection of media…