You can use Live365 in conjunction with many other 3rd party programs in order to automate your streams or in order to broadcast live. AltaCast is just one of the many programs compatible with Live365.
Altacast is most often used in conjunction with a software called RadioDJ, which expands the AltaCast functionality to include mixing tracks, track automation, and allows for a wider variety of track formats.
NOTE: The newer versions of Radio DJ require the Altacast plug-in module, that can be found here. The AltaCast plug-in is different than the stand-alone version of AltaCast. Read about installing RadioDJ with the AltaCast plug-in 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 configure the stand-alone AltaCast with Live365:
Step 1) Download a copy of AltaCast. You will also need to download and install the MP3 Lame files available here.
Step 2) Open your Live365 Broadcaster dashboard. (Login Required)
Step 3) Select Sources -> Live DJ from the left column Station Menu. Locate the "Encoder Settings" area as shown below:
NOTE: Leave this window open in your browser. You will need to input this information into AltaCast. For accuracy, it is recommended that you copy (ctrl c) and paste (ctrl p) these settings directly into the encoder.
Step 4) In the Altacast window, press the “Add Encoder” button.
Step 5) 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. Check the accuracy of the information, then press the “OK” button when you’re finished.
NOTE: Don't forget to add the "/" before your mount point information. (Live365 currently supports only 128 kbps streams.)
Step 6) Click the “Connect” button to connect your encoder and begin 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 Broadcaster. Live365 Broadcaster may be used as a fallback, in the event your RadioBoss 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.