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Getting Started: AutoDJ

The free version of Shoutcast v2.6 is limited to 128kbps MP3 encoder only. Using AAC encoder or higher bit rate than 128kbps on Shoutcast v2.6 will result sound cuts. Both AutoDJ and Live Stream. If you have a premium service from the shoutcast company, add your user ID and license ID on the Control Panel for AAC stream or use ShoutCast v2.5.

Music Library

The Music Library feature allows you to create your own music/album folders and then upload mp3 files into the folders by using our turbo speed chunked drag & drop upload system on the same screen.


• The mp3 files then used to drag & drop from the center list to the left side into the

playlists, so you don’t need to upload mp3 files every time you create a new playlist.

Added songs from the Music Library to playlists does not consume hosting space,

therefore you can copy mp3 files to the playlists as much as you want. There is a play icon to preview tracks or delete the tracks and folders, there is a search function on the center to search tracks.


• You can select multiple mp3 files in the list by holding the CTRL key and click on tracks to select multiple. You can also use CTRL + A to select all mp3 files in the folder.

• Click on Need Help? link on the Music Library page to get a full help on usage.

AutoDJ Interruption Settings

AutoDJ interruption option changes the behavior of "scheduled playlists", "play on stream now button" on the playlist manager page and "change playlist (on air)" features are affected by this option. 


If the interruption setting is enabled, the AutoDJ will not wait for the currently playing song to end which is default on this Control Panel and it will fade the playing song immediately to play the scheduled playlist or other actions.


• If the interruption setting is disabled, the AutoDJ will wait for the current playing song to end and then it will play the scheduled playlists or other actions.

• To change the AutoDJ Interruption Settings, use the AutoDJ Interruption Settings link on your Control Panel left menu.

DJ Accounts

How To Create a DJ Account?


• DJ accounts can be managed/created from the client side of the control Panel only.

• DJ accounts can login to the Control Pane l they can see their DJ account password or information on their DJ panel, they can also change their DJ stream password and they can manage the radio or AutoDJ if you give them permissions as a radio owner.


Permissions are set while creating the DJ account or later by the link List/Edit DJ

Accounts link on the left menu. Every DJ can be given custom permissions.

1. Login to Control Pane l account as administrator/manager.

2. Use Create a DJ Account link from the left menu under the DJ Control Center.

3. Enter a username and password, edit permissions if needed.


DJs must choose shoutcast v1 protocol or shoutcast server option on their stream program (encoder)! Even if your radio system is an IceCast or SCV2, choose Shoutcast v1 or Shoutcast in the stream program settings and use only DJ password and DJ port without the username

to connect.


Be careful on the permissions, you don’t want someone start/stop your radio in the middle of a show or scam your radio.

You can also create a DJ account with no permission to stream. This option is for using other permission based features on the DJ panel but cannot stream music. So you may have assistants/moderators for your radio.

How To Stream As a DJ?

To connect and stream as a DJ, the AutoDJ of the radio must be online.

• Download and install any of your favorite stream program to your computer, such as VirtualDJ, Sam, AltaCast, Butt Encoder, RadioBOSS, Winamp DSP and any

stream/broadcast program you have.


DJs have to choose shoutcast v1 protocol or shoutcast server option on their stream program always! Even if your radio system is an IceCast or SCV2, choose Shoutcast v1 or Shoutcast in the stream program settings and use only dj password and dj port without the username to connect.


Example:

Lets say you have a DJ account with dj password 1234 and the DJ port 6699, and the AutoDJ is online.


You only need to enter the following information on your broadcast/stream program, in the encoder or radio settings

1. Radio Option: Choose Shoutcast v1 or Shoutcast on your dj stream program, even if the radio is icecast or scv2.

2. Password: 1234

3. DJ Port: 6699

4. Configure other settings such as bitrate, quality, encoder options according to your needs and radio.

5. Start to stream now.

DJ Panel

DJs can login to the Control Pane l with the DJ username and DJ Password from the port 2080. http://ServerIP:2000 or http://example.com:2000

• Notice: SSL login is not supported for DJ Panel, however they can use the hostname or the domain of the server.


Following Features are available for DJs on the DJ Panel if they have permissions with their account:

• They can see/change their DJ connection password.

• They can see/change their profile pictures, profile pictures are showing up on players when a DJ is streaming.

• They can see if the radio or AutoDJ is online/offline.

• They can see the HTML5 player on the main page with the album art and they can

listen to the radio.

• They can see the song history.

• If the DJ has permissions, they can control number of on air features like jingles, voice pro, start/stop radio or Autodj. 


These features are permission based and the radio owner controls the permissions on the DJ creation page or updating the DJ account.


Every DJ can be given custom permissions.

Be careful on the permissions, you don’t want someone start/stop your radio in the middle of a show or scam your radio.

Record Live DJ Shows

How To Record:


• You can record your all DJs live shows to an MP3 file and you can also download them from your the Control Panel, so you can re-upload them and use in playlists as well.

• Login to your control Panel as admin, use 'Manage AutoDJ' link from the left menu,

enable/disable 'Record Live DJ Shows' on the form, choose record quality and save

the changes.

• Once your DJ is on air, the show will be recorded under your radio account as an MP3 file and it will use your available hosting space. Long shows can use too much space, 500mb to 1GB, especially if the record quality option is set to 320kbps.


How To Download/Delete Records:


• Login to your Control Panel as admin, use 'List/Download DJ Shows' link from the left menu.

• Download and then delete the recorded live shows on the page to decrease your

hosting space usage if necessary.


Can DJs Download Their Own Shows:


• Yes! Every DJ can download their own recorded live show from their DJ Panel after the show is completed. It is on the left menu, 'List/Download DJ Shows'

• As a radio admin/owner, if you delete the recorded show from the Control Panel, then the DJ cannot download the show.


All recorded live DJ shows are automatically deleted every first day(01) of the month at 23:59. If you exceed your available hosting limit, you wont be able to upload MP3 files to your playlists anymore until you delete some mp3 files or recorded live dj show files. 

So check your hosting space usage from time to time, you can find detailed space usage on the Control Panel left menu, 'View Disk/HDD Usage'.


How To Create an Assistants/Mod Account?


Moderator/Assistant account is the same account as DJs but without 'DJ Can Stream Music' option. Click on the Create a DJ Account link from the left menu.

This way, you can create Moderator/Assistant accounts by setting DJ Can Stream Music permission to 'no' and select other desired permissions.

 

The moderator/assistant can login to DJ Panel and use given permitted features like starting/stopping radio or AutoDJ and some other on air features.


They cannot stream music as the DJ Can Stream Music permission is set to no for this type of account. Be careful on the permissions, you don’t want someone start/stop your radio in the middle of a show or scam your radio.


DJ Profile Pictures:


DJ Profile Pictures are available for each DJ on the DJ Panel


• Every DJ can upload their own profile picture from their DJ Panel if the DJ account is given Upload Profile Picture permission.

• Once the DJ is streaming online, the profile picture of a DJ will show up on all Control Panel players and widgets automatically.


• Following Features are available for DJs on the DJ Panel if they have permissions with their account:

• They can see/change their DJ connection password.

• They can see/change their profile pictures, profile pictures are showing up on players when a DJ is streaming.


• They can see if the radio or AutoDJ is online/offline.

• They can see the HTML5 player on the main page with the album art and they can listen to the radio.


• They can see the song history.

• If the DJ has permissions, they can control number of on air features like jingles, voice pro, start/stop radio or Autodj. These features are permission based and the radio owner controls the permissions on the DJ creation page or updating the DJ account. Every DJ can be given custom permissions.


*Be careful on the permissions, you don't want someone start/stop your radio in the middle of a show or scam your radio

Voice Pro (On Air)

Voice Pro is a unique Text to Voice feature and it is live. Anything you type here will be said live over the currently playing song with a nice fade effect.


• There is always 10-15 seconds delay on what you hear and what AutoDJ is playing now, so you will hear it after 10-15 seconds.

The maximum text limit is 70 characters.

Say Microphone (On Air)

• Say Microphone feature allows you to say something live by using your computer

microphone. It will be played over the currently playing song with a nice fade effect.


• Make sure that your microphone is working on your computer, test it before the connection.


Once you click on the record button, the browser will ask your permission to access to your microphone for once, allow it.


• We recommend Google Chrome browser.

• Click on the Stop & Insert button when you are done recording.


Play Jingle/IDs/AD Now (On Air)

• Play Jingle Now feature allows you to play your uploaded jingles immediately over the current playing song with a fade effect, like a DJ mixer.


• There is always 10-15 seconds delay on what you hear and what AutoDJ is playing now, so you will hear it after 10-15 seconds.

BroadcastMyself Android

If you are using a broadcast program called BroadcastMyself on your android phone to connect as a DJ, you have to add +1 to your DJ connection port in the BroadcastMyself output settings >> connection port.


• Example; If your DJ connection port is 6001, then you need to enter 6002 in the

BroadcastMyself output settings as a connection port.


However, We highly recommend PC based broadcast programs to stream by a DJ connection.

Relay (Redirection)

Relay feature means redirection of your radio completely to another online radio on the internet.


• Login to your client SP >> use Relay (Redirection) link from the left menu to relay your radio when needed.


Using Relay Feature will ignore all AutoDJ features including on air features until the relay is disabled.

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