PlayIt Live is just one of many 3rd-party Automation/Playout software programs that you can use in conjunction with Live365. With PlayIt Live, you can broadcast live to your Live365 station. PlayIt Live is free to use.

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 PlayIt Live:

  1. Download and install a copy of PlayIt Live.
  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 PlayIt Live interface. For accuracy, it is recommended that you Copy (ctrl c) and Paste (ctrl p) this information directly into the required fields.
  4. You will need to download the Icecast Plugin for PlayIt Live. Install it in PlayIt Live by selecting Plugins Plugin Manager from the menu bar.

    A new window will open, then choose File Install new Plugin from File. Locate the file in your downloads to install it.
  5. After installing the Plugin, close and re-open PlayIt Live. Select Plugins → Plugin Manager.
  6. Double-click on Internet Broadcast (your newly installed PlugIn).
  7. Click on the Add button under Streams.
  8. Fill in the information provided in the Encoder Settings window in Step 3. Fill in the following:
    Server Type: Icecast
    Server Address:  HostName as listed in the Live365 Encoder Settings window.
    Server Port: 8000
    Username: source
    Password: Password as listed in the Encoder Settings window.
    Mount: Mount as listed in the Encoder Settings window, preceded by a forward slash “/”.
    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
  9. Load some songs into PlayIt Live. Press the Play button and then click on the Start Streams button to connect your encoder and begin broadcasting live.
  10. Troubleshooting: If you do not see any volume movement (the black bar above Streams), make sure your audio source is set to PlayIt Live Main Mix as shown below.

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.