• How do I use BUTT?

    Broadcasting Live (using BUTT)For Broadcasting from a Live Source such as your DJ Mixer, you will first need the connection details of your service (these are available in your Centova Cast control panel under ‘General’ and then ‘Live Source Connections’), make a note of these settings as you will need…

  • Embedding Video on your Website

    You may wish to add a player directly to your website, rather than directing people to channels such as Facebook, Twitter etc. Thankfully – our system provides this! We currently offer three options for video players: Video JS – Our recommended choice, supports most types of playback. Clappr – Can…

  • Using GeoIP Country Blocking

    In some scenarios, it may be essential that you restrict your video stream to only certain countries. This is handy for licencing restrictions or in cases where you only want to be accessible in certain areas of the world. Fortunately, our system has this handy feature built in, and it’s…

  • Broadcasting to Twitter (Periscope)

    To setup a Twitter live video feed, simply follow the below steps. Simply head to the Stream Targets tab and hit the Create New Stream Target button. You can then give your stream target a name and choose where you wish to send your broadcast. To broadcast via Periscope, you…

  • Broadcasting to Facebook Live

    Our video streaming system has a great solution which allows you to transcode (rebroadcast) your video stream to multiple platforms including Facebook and Twitter (via Periscope). Interested in learning how to setup a transcoder to Facebook Live? Keep reading! Simply head to the Stream Targets tab and hit the Create…

  • Creating Video Playlists

    Once you have uploaded your media, it’s important to ensure your video files are added to a playlist, otherwise they will not be played by the automated system. To access the playlist builder, simply click the TV Schedule button on the left hand side of your menu. As you can…

  • How do I find my HTTPS Stream URL?

    By default SHOUTcast and Icecast servers run on non-standard ports resulting in the :8000 (or other number) on the end. In some places these are blocked by a firewall. That is why we offer a free port 80 proxy. To use it replace the hostname:port by username.radioca.st. For example, an…

  • What’s the difference between SHOUTcast and Icecast?

    There is no huge, severe difference between the two pieces of software; though they can both behave differently. This is the front-end broadcasting software that your listeners connect to. Both our SHOUTcast and Icecast servers use Liquidsoap to control the Auto DJ & live connection protocols. SHOUTcast themselves, owned by…

  • Can I embed my radio station on my website?

    To allow listeners to tune into your radio station from your website, you will need to generate a HTML5 player. This is simply an online player which allows the user to play/pause your radio stream. These can be customised to show album art & now playing information if required. AzuraCast…

  • Do I need a licence for my radio station?

    The short answer is; maybe. If you are looking to broadcast copyrighted content such as commercial music on your radio station, then you will more than likely need to pay royalities to the rights holders. We are currently working our range of articles for this topic, as the rules differ…