You can use Live365 in conjunction with many other 3rd party programs in order to automate your streams or to broadcast live. Edcast is just one of the many programs compatible with Live365.

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 Edcast with Live365

  1. Download a copy of Edcast. You will also need to download and install the MP3 Lame files available here.
  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:
  4. In the Edcast window, press the Add Encoder button.
  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.

    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.
    NOTE: Don't forget to add the "/" before your mount point information.

  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 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.