Managing Files, Metadata and Categories

What audio formats does Live365 support?
You can only upload tracks that are either .mp3 or .m4a audio format to your Live365 library.  The files should be encoded at 128 kbps or lower bit rate an...
How do I convert my music to MP3s?
To upload tracks to Live365, your files must be in MP3 or M4A formats. MP3 is a more common format than M4A.  The files should be encoded at 128 kbps bit r...
Some of my MP3 files have different bitrates. Will they sound louder/softer?
You can upload any tracks with a bitrate of 128kbps or less. You might have tracks with a bitrate of  32kbps, 64kbps, 96kbps, or 128kbps. It is recommended ...
The importance of accurate metadata in Live365
Live365 needs "each" commercially produced song to be in its own track and to display the correct artist name, track title, and album. Blank metad...
How do I make sure my tracks have metadata before I add them to my Library? (Mac Edition)
On a Mac, you can add metadata to your tracks using the iTunes application. Step 1) Open your file using iTunes. (In iTunes, select File -> Add to Libr...
How do I make sure that my tracks have metadata before I add them to my Library? (PC version)
On a PC, you can edit the track metadata directly once you've located the file.  Left-click on the audio file that you want to edit.  When the po...
Use MusicBrainz Picard to get metadata for your tracks
Accurate song title, artist, and album title are essential to your Live365 station being in compliance with licensing regulations and royalty reporting. Her...
Media Types
Media Types are a Live365-internal way to organize the tracks in your library. There are 5 Media Types available to choose from. Media Types are predefined ...
Track Categories
Categories (formerly called Tags) are a user-defined way of organizing tracks in your Live365 library. Categories can help to make searching your Library an...
What happened to my Uncategorized tracks?
The legacy Broadcaster software let you set tracks to an "Uncategorized" Track Type. This Track Type was found to cause many problems and has been...
Using the "Do Not Play" flag
By using the "Do Not Play" option on individual tracks, you can take them out of rotation without having to delete them. The ability to hide t...
Using Track Categories and Media Types together in ClockWheels
The new Live365 software has a built-in rule which is intended to help you create robust, versatile ClockWheels. However, this means that you can only apply...
Deleting tracks that are in a playlist or scheduled event
In the legacy Broadcaster software, some of our broadcasters used to delete tracks that were inside of a playlist or scheduled in future events. With the ne...