Live365 Overview

Minimum System Requirements for Broadcasters
For offering the best broadcasting experience to you and your listeners, the Live365 Dashboard requires a set of minimum hardware and software specification...
Technical Specifications for LiveDJ Broadcasting
New and existing customers often ask what technical requirements are needed to go live or to use an automation/playout program in LiveDJ mode. Here, we will...
How do I acquire content for my station?
This article covers where you can obtain music files/content to upload to your Live365 library.  Physically owned content  Digitally owned content Self...
Where to download free, quality MP3 Files for your station
Building a media library at Live365, especially if you're used to streaming services, can be a little tricky. We recommend that you have at least 300+ ...
Can I play independent music on my station?
Our music licensing class does not enable us to cover artists who are truly independent.  What does "truly independent" mean?  This means tha...
How many tracks can I upload to my library?
First, you'll need to make sure that the uploaded files are encoded to meet Live365's technical requirements. For more information on this, please...
Live365 Systems Status
Stay informed of planned maintenance windows, server issues, or data center outages. Despite our best efforts, network and internet outages can occur for a ...
I'm based overseas, can I use Live365 for my online station?
Yes, you can still use Live365 Broadcaster to run your station. If you are not seeking United States, Canadian, and United Kingdom royalty coverage, and ...
What server types does Live365 use?
There are several audio streaming protocols that are used for encoding and streaming your live playlists to the internet. Live365 uses the Icecast2 protocol...
What type of media files can I play?
Live365 Broadcaster (our web-based platform) is currently compatible with the streaming of either .MP3 and .M4A files. These are the only file types that yo...
Will listening to my own station count against my TLH?
This is a common question from our broadcasters. Yes, listening to one's station does count towards your monthly Total Listening Hours (TLH).  List...
Silent stations are being de-listed from the Live365 directory
The Live365 Directory and mobile app are key features that our customers get with their monthly subscription to Live365. Each Live365 subscription includes ...