StationPlaylist software is just one of many different 3rd-party automation/playout programs that are compatible with Live365. Using StationPlaylist will allow you to broadcast live to your Live365 stream. There are a few different versions of the StationPlaylist software, depending on the functionality that you need. StationPlaylist only works on Windows operating systems. They do offer a trial version of the software but if you decide to continue using it, you will need to purchase it.

Here are step-by-step instructions of how to configure StationPlaylist to work with Live365

  1. Download a copy of the StationPlaylist software. 
  2. Open the Live365 Dashboard (Login Required).
  3. In the left navigation menu, click Sources LiveDJ. Locate the "Encoder Settings" area as shown below
  4. Open the StationPlaylist Encoder for your station, and press the Add Encoder button.
  5. You should now see a new encoder appear in the list. Double click to open it.
  6. Copy & paste the Encoder Settings from the Sources LiveDJ screen (Step 3) into the encoder configuration box, then press OK.
  7. Server Type should be set to Icecast2. Enter the Server IP, Port, Password, and Mount-point exactly as they appear in the Encoder Settings window. Don't forget the "/" before entering the Mount Name. Enter“source in the Username text box. Please note that many of the inquiries we receive regarding encoders not connecting deal with manually entering the details rather than copying and pasting them directly.

    For optimal audio quality and streaming performance, we recommend configuring the AAC or MP3 codec to be close to the bitrate you've selected as output within the Live365 Dashboard.

    To adjust your Live365 station’s preferred output format and bitrate simply navigate to Station SettingsOutput Encoding and then ensure your encoder aligns with those specifications. One requirement is that the sample rate must always be set to 44.1 kHz.

    If you are uncertain about what encoding settings to use, please refer to the following blog article for additional information and guidance: Understanding Radio Streaming Formats & Bitrates
  8. Press the Connect button to begin broadcasting.
  9. When you click the Connect button, you will override any scheduled Events and AutoDJ in the Live365 Dashboard.

Please remember that even when you are broadcasting live, your files must transmit the correct metadata for copyrighted content (Artist - Title). If you are part of the Ad Revenue Share Program , you need to also manually insert our ad trigger files.