AutoDJ helps to ensure that your station is broadcasting 24/7. If your 3rd-party encoder becomes disconnected, for any reason, AutoDJ will help to ensure that your listeners don't encounter silence. 


Once you have uploaded some Tracks to your Library, the AutoDJ feature can start streaming music when you have no Events scheduled. AutoDJ helps to ensure that your listeners don't encounter silence when tuning into your stream. Some broadcasters use AutoDJ exclusively to run their station. You should always have AutoDJ turned on, even if you are broadcasting live. If your encoder connection is disrupted for any reason, AutoDJ will take over.  


First, make sure you are editing the station where you want to make these changes. Highlight and click the station name to select it. If you are unfamiliar with how to navigate this part of Live365, please see this help article which describes dashboard navigation.




























Once you have selected the appropriate station, you will be taken to that Station's Menu page. From this page, you will be able to navigate and make changes and adjustments to your station.  


 

AutoDJ settings


Access the AutoDJ settings, by clicking on the "Sources" tab of the Station Menu, then selecting the "AutoDJ" option.




Global


From the AutoDJ Settings window, you can choose to enable or disable the AutoDJ feature.


The AutoDJ feature is a great way to fill gaps in between your Events. To enable the AutoDJ, make sure the box is checked as shown in the screenshot above.


If the AutoDJ feature is disabled (unchecked) when you have no Events scheduled, your stream will be silent. If you don't want to go over your TLH, disabling your AutoDJ and leaving your stream silent will discourage people from listening to your stream.


When you are satisfied with your Global settings, click the “Save Settings” button.



Advertisements



If you have not opted out of the Advertising Revenue Share Program, AutoDJ will automatically insert advertisements between tracks while AutoDJ is enabled. You can choose your preferred advertisement duration from the drop-down menu shown above. As per the Advertising Revenue Share Program agreement, AutoDJ will insert 4 minutes of ads per hour of programming. For example, if you choose the 120 second (2 minute) ad break duration, then AutoDJ will insert two 120 second (2 minute) ad breaks per hour.


When you are satisfied with your Advertisement settings, click the Save Settings” button.


NOTE: If you are on an ad-free Broadcast package, you cannot enable advertisements for AutoDJ.

 


Track Mix



Choose which Types of tracks you would like to be included in the AutoDJ mix. Track types can be added when you upload your media, or later in the Media -> Tracks section. Properly categorizing your tracks helps to ensure the correct mix of Track Types for AutoDJ. Select the track Types that you would like to include in your AutoDJ mix by selecting the corresponding checkboxes. Read more about Track Types.



Station IDs


Station IDs are usually short Tracks which help your listeners identify which station they are listening to. In order for this feature to work properly, your Station ID tracks must have the Station ID Track Type. You can select how many times per hour you would like your listeners to hear your Station ID: 1, 2, 4, or 6 times. 


When you are satisfied with your Track Mix settings, click the “Save Settings” button.



Crossfade


Crossfading is an audio mixing technique. Choosing a crossfade duration of 1 seconds or more ensures a smoother transition between tracks played in AutoDJ. Station IDs and ads are not subject to crossfading. The maximum duration for a crossfade is 20 seconds. If you don’t want any crossfading, enter "0" for Crossfade Duration, Fade In, & Fade Out.


When you are satisfied with your Crossfade settings, click the “Save Crossfade” button. You can learn more about Crossfade Settings here.