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Easy Stream Configuration
Whether you’re a ShoutCast newbie or a seasoned streaming professional, Centova Cast makes it easy to configure your stream.
Common options are included in the first few tabs, while advanced options are tucked away in additional tabs.
In addition to providing total control over your streaming server, Centova Cast also provides comprehensive autoDJ system. Never again will your clients need to rely on their own PC to broadcast their stream!
When enabled, clients may upload their media (MP3s, etc.) directly to the server via FTP, manage their media through Centova Cast’s comprehensive AJAX Media Library system (described in the following slide), and schedule their media using Centova Cast’s advanced playlist scheduling system (also described on an upcoming slide).
This provides a complete, all-in-one solution for setting up an Internet radio station.
AJAX Media file manager
AJAX media library brings a familiar, desktop-style media management interface to the web.Media can be searched or browsed by artist, album, title, or genre. Tracks can be added to a playlist simply by dragging and dropping them on the desired playlist. This drag-and-drop functionality can be used to instantly schedule the selected tracks to play at a given time, or on a repeating schedule.
Playlist Scheduling Features
Our control panel supports multiple playlists for each stream. Each playlist can be configured individually to control precisely how and when it will be played — at a specific time, on a repeating schedule, or on a rotation schedule with support for ranking by popularity (known as “weighting”).
Four types of playlists are available, as described on the next four slides. Through a combination of the playlist types offered by Centova Cast, you can achieve total control over your media scheduling, and completely eliminate the need for expensive third-party source software to schedule your tracks.
General Rotation Playlists
General rotation playlists handle the bulk of the media played on your stream.
By creating multiple general rotation playlists with different “weights”, you can ensure that popular tracks (such as new releases) are always played more often than your less popular tracks.
Interval playlists play on a recurring basis, either every few minutes, or after every few songs.
Interval playlists are ideal for jingles, station identification, commercial advertisements, promotions, or any other media that you’d like Centova Cast to automatically play frequently and repeatedly.
Scheduled playlists play on a specific date, at a specific time, and can be configured to repeat every day, week, month, or year on a recurring schedule.
Scheduled playlists are ideal for daily/weekly countdowns, pre-recorded shows, weather forecasts, or any other media that you’d like to have Centova Cast play automatically at a specific time.
Statistics & Reports
Our control panel provides the most comprehensive streaming radio statistics system commercially available today. It provides information about listener trends and demographics, data transfer, track performances and popularity, user agents, and much, much more.
These items are discussed in detail on the following slides.
The recent activity report provides a high-level overview of your stream statistics, including details of listener trends, average session times, total listening hours, data transfer, track playback, and more.
Listener activity for the past 48 hours is also plotted for easy reference.
The listener overview provides information about listeners’ usage of your station.
Average session length is charted and graphed, and top listeners are ranked according to listener minutes and number of sessions. Listener countries are automatically determined, and the software used by the listener to
The country overview provides information about the countries from which the majority of your listeners are tuning in.
Top listener countries are charted and graphed according to listener minutes and number of sessions.
Centova Cast provides detailed daily and monthly data transfer and listener statistics, complete with graphs, allowing both the client and the administrator to track listener trends and resource usage.
Individual stream statistics are provided to each client, and a master server-wide statistics page is provided in the server administration panel.