• Relaying in Icecast

    Icecast has two relay modes a master and a mountpoint relay. The master relay will relay a whole Icecast server, since this is advanced and requires extra authentication we will not handle this. To relay a single stream open settings then “Mountpoint Relaying”. Tn the example here we want to…

  • Icecast FAQ

    What is my streaming username? On Icecast servers, the username for source connections is usually “source”. Even though your Centova panel reads “(none)” under Username, make sure you are entering “source” if your encoder requires it to be filled in (most default to source if left blank). My Icecast server…

  • SHOUTcast FAQ

    My server says it needs an update? You may need to restart your server for the update to apply. All of our servers run on SHOUTcast 2.5. All new updates are tested by our team to ensure your station stays on air should there be a bug in any new…

  • Relaying in SHOUTcast

    A relay is a function in the SHOUTcast server that tunes in to another (SHOUTcast/Icecast/Cast) stream and sends out the same stream again on the server. Relays simply repeat the stream and are not able to change the content or bitrate of a stream. To set one up: 1. Go…

  • How can I get listed on the SHOUTcast.com directory?

    First of all we need to go to the admin interface of SHOUTcast itself. To do this go to Centova Cast and in the side bar you can find “Admin”. Now we’re at the SHOUTcast DNAS status page. Up in the menu you can find “Stream Login”. You’ll be prompted…

  • Auto DJ FAQ

    What is a bit rate? A bitrate is the how many bits are used per second to encode the song. The lower this is the lower the quality of the song. In MP3 the most used quality is 128kbps. MP3 can go up to 320kbps but this is not suggested….

  • 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…