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

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 step-by-step setup instructions to set up RadioBoss:

  1. Download and install a copy of RadioBoss.
  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 RadioBoss interface. For accuracy, it is recommended that you Copy (ctrl c) and Paste (ctrl p) this information directly into the required fields.
  4. Open your copy of RadioBoss. Find the Settings menu at the top of the RadioBoss window, then select Settings → Options (You can also use the shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+O).
  5. In the RadioBoss settings window, select Broadcast from the menu on the left, then click on the + icon on the right side of the Settings window.
  6. In the Encoder window, select the Configuration Wizard button.
  7. Select the Icecast 2 server type, then click the Next button.
  8. Enter the Setup Instructions from Live365 into the RadioBoss connection window.Server address = HostName (as listed in the Live365 "Encoder Settings" window)
    Port = 8000
    Username = source
    Password = Password (as listed in the Live365 Encoder Settings window)
    Mount point = Mount as listed in the Encoder Settings window, preceded by a forward slash “/”
    Then click the Finish button. 
  9. Once you have entered the details, check that the sample rate is 44100.

    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
  10. When you are ready to broadcast, ensure that the checkbox beside the encoder is selected and that the Broadcasting Enabled checkbox is also selected. This will change your encoder status to Active so that you can begin broadcasting live.
  11. When you have enabled the encoder, you will know that you are successfully connected when you see the "ON AIR" sign at the top right of the RadioBoss window. 

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.