RadioDJ is just one of many 3rd-party Automation/Playout software programs that you can use in conjunction with Live365. With RadioDJ, you can broadcast live to your Live365 station. RadioDJ offers a free trial, but if you intend to continue using it, you will need to purchase a copy.


Note: The Altacast plugin for RadioDJ must be installed separately. If you do not have the Altacast plugin for RadioDJ installed, you must first install it before proceeding. Information on how to download and install the Altacast plugin can be found here.

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.

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to setup RadioDJ with Live365

  1. Download a copy of RadioDJ
  2. Open your Live365 Dashboard (Login Required).
  3. Select Sources → Live DJ from the left column Station Menu. Locate the Encoder Settings area as shown below:Please leave the Encoder Settings window open as you will need to input this information into the RadioDJ interface. For accuracy, it is recommended that you Copy (ctrl c) and Paste (ctrl p) this information directly into the required fields.
  4. Starting with the latest version of RadioDJ v2.0.0.6, the Altacast plugin is no longer available for direct integration into the software. Therefore, you will need to install the Altacast Standalone version in order to make the connection with your Live365 station. Download and install Altacast Standalone
  5. Open the Altacast software that you have just installed, and create a new encoder:Fill in the information provided in the Live365 Encoder Settings window. It should look similar to the settings below. You will need to set the Server Type to Icecast2. Enter the Server IP, Port, Password, and Mount Point as they appear in the Live365 Encoder Settings window.

    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

    Check the accuracy of the information, then press the OK button when you’re finished.
  6. Once all the streaming details are inserted, click on the Connect button to start broadcasting.

When you enable the live broadcasting, you will immediately start to broadcast live. You will override any scheduled Events and AutoDJ currently playing in the Live365 Dashboard. The Live365 AutoDJ system may be used as a fallback, in the event your application crashes or goes offline.

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.