• Streaming from LibreTime to your SHOUTcast or Icecast server

    You can set up Libretime to broadcast to an existing ShoutCast or Icecast server. This could be useful if you already have a service, and you do not wish to fully migrate to LibreTime, or even just if you want to temporarily broadcast to another station. First, enable “custom/3rd party…

  • Broadcasting Live

    LibreTime supports two different kinds of live streaming, Master Source and Show source. Master source is conventional live streaming, if you have used an autoDJ programme before, this will be familiar to you. Live broadcasting overrides any automated scheduling, interrupting them and playing the live stream. Show source allows for…

  • Using Webstreams

    It is possible to set up LibreTime to relay another stream at a scheduled time. This is very simple, and can be extremely useful! Simply click the “add new web stream” option on the left, you can then set this up to relay from a direct stream link. You will…

  • Understanding Autoloading Playlists

    Autoloading playlists are one of the most powerful tools in LibreTime. Autoloading playlists can be used to automatically populate with Jingles/Tracks and Smartblocks. For example, you could use this feature to insert a jingle every 3 songs. To do this you would need to set up a “dynamic smart block”…

  • What are Smart Blocks?

    Smart blocks are a concept exclusive to LibreTime, they are automatically populated with content, according to specified criteria.  To create a new smart block, select “smart blocks” in the left side menu, and the blue “new” button at the top of this page. You can then set up the criteria…

  • Creating Playlists

    Playlists are used by the system to work out what files it needs to play & when. You can create a new playlist by selecting “playlists” from the left side menu, then clicking the new button at the top of the page. The playlist will then be displayed on the…

  • Creating Your Shows

    Unlike autoDJ software, LibreTime is built around Shows, shows can be made up of tracks, playlists or a combination of both. To create a new show, navigate to the “calendar” on the left side menu. You will then see the “new show” option in blue on the top left of…

  • Uploading Media Files

    To upload your files, click the blue “upload” button, located on the top right of the main page. Select the “Type” of media you want to upload, using the drop down menu on the right of the upload page. For example “Jingles”, “music”, and “Pre-Recorded shows”. Ensure you select the…

  • Setting Your Track Types

    Before you begin the upload process, it is important to set up your “Track Types”. This must be done as an admin user! (This won’t matter if you have just logged in, as by default you are logging into the admin account). Track types are one of the tools used…

  • Preparing Your Media Files

    To get us started, we need to ensure our files are tagged and labelled correctly; this will make life a lot easier in the long run. To a certain extent, all autoDJ software relies on accurate metadata information, but for LibreTime this is especially vital if you wish to use…