How to Set up AutoDJ?
The AutoDJ tab includes options for configuring your stream's autoDJ, if enabled by your stream hosting provider. These settings are only required if you are permitted to upload media (MP3 files, etc.) to the server. If you will be providing your own, offsite source (such as a live broadcast, using something like WinAmp with the Oddcast plugin, or SAM Broadcaster) then the autoDJ may be disabled. Options include: AutoDJ status Specifies whether the server-side streaming source should be enabled. Options include: Disabled: If selected, server-side streaming support is turned off. This setting is necessary if you plan to provide your own streaming source. Enabled: If selected, server-side streaming support will be turned on. This setting is necessary if you plan to upload your media library to the server and will not be providing your own streaming source.
Note that if the autoDJ is enabled, but no media (eg: MP3 files) have been uploaded, or media has not been added to an enabled playlist, the server will fail to start. As such, be sure to upload at least one track, and add one or more tracks to an enabled General Rotation playlist, before starting the server with autoDJ support enabled.
Royalty reporting capability If enabled, the autoDJ will include a small tracking code at the end of the song titles shown in your listeners' media players. For example, instead of:
Artist Name – Song Title
You might see the following instead:
Artist Name – Song Title [C51B]
This allows detailed reports to be generated (on the Tracks tab of the View Statistics page) containing most of the information needed to make reports to the appropriate entities for royalty determination purposes.
If this option is disabled, the generated reports will be much less detailed and may not contain sufficient information for accurate royalty reporting purposes. Rebuild playlist on startup Specifies whether the playlist should be rebuilt automatically every time the server is started or restarted. If enabled, Centova Cast will re-index your media library and build a new playlist every time the server is started or restarted. If disabled, the same playlist will always be used unless you manually update it. Note that if no playlist exists, Centova Cast will always build one regardless of this setting. Also note that when Centova Cast is operating with realtime track scheduling support (i.e., when using ices-cc), this setting is ignored or hidden.
Randomize playlist Specifies whether the playlist should be randomized automatically by the streaming source. Enabling this setting is not recommended as it will interfere with Centova Cast's “Interval” playlist type. Instead, set your “General Rotation” playlists to play in random order. Note that when Centova Cast is operating with realtime track scheduling support (i.e., when using ices-cc), this setting is ignored or hidden. Genre Specifies the genre of your stream.
Mount point Note: this option may or may not be available depending on the server software being used by your hosting provider. More specifically, this option is for IceCast servers only.
Specifies the mount point to which the streaming source should connect. If unsure, simply set this to /stream as a default value.
Description Note: this option may or may not be available depending on the server software being used by your hosting provider.
Specifies a description for your stream, which is used when submitting metadata to various directories.