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Dashboard

Immediately after logging in, you will be presented with the dashboard view for your account.

Stream Overview

The dashboard provides the an overview of your stream, including following information:

  • Now Playing
    The title of the current broadcast, as well as the stream title and bit rate, are displayed at the top of the dashboard. The complete details for the current track, including album cover if available, are displayed at the upper right-hand corner of the page.

  • Tune-in Controls
    The "music note" icon at the upper right-hand corner of the page opens a pull-down menu containing tune-in links for various media player applications. To the right of the tune-in menu, the "play", "stop", and "volume" icons allow you to tune in to your stream from within your browser, without using an external player.

  • Current listeners
    The current listeners meter indicates the number of listeners currently tuned in to your stream, as well as the maximum number of listeners your stream will accommodate.

  • Data transfer
    The data transfer meter indicates the total data transfer used by your stream to for this month, as well as your monthly data transfer limit.

  • Disk usage
    The disk usage meter indicates the amount of disk space used by your account's files (including uploaded media, if any), as well as your disk space limit.

  • Server status
    The status of your server (online or offline) is indicated by the first icon to the right of the disk usage meter.

  • AutoDJ status
    The status of your autoDJ (online or offline) is indicated by the second icon to the right of the disk usage meter.

  • Audio source status
    The status of your server's audio source (be it the autoDJ or a live source) is indicated by the third and rightmost icon to the right of the disk usage meter.

  • Projected data transfer
    Indicates the amount of data transfer that your stream will use this month if usage remains consistent for the remainder of the month.

  • Maximum bit rate
    Indicates the total maximum bit rate at which your server is permitted to broadcast. This may be the sum of multiple separate mount points, if applicable.

  • Recent tracks
    Provides a list of up to 10 of the most recently played songs or tracks on your stream, as well as the times at which those tracks were played.

The Navigation Menu

Almost all of the pages in the client area provide a navigation menu at the left of the screen. This menu provides options for managing your server, its configuration, and your autoDJ media.

The navigation menu options, shown grouped into sections at the left-hand side of the page, include:

  • General

    • Overview
      Launches the dashboard, described above.

    • Quick Links
      Provides a number of useful links and login information for managing and working with your stream.

  • Configuration

    • Settings
      Provides access to the settings for your streaming server, described in the Server Configuration section below.

    • Widgets
      Provides a number of widgets that you can use on your own web site to display information about your stream.

    • DJs Provides access to the DJ management page, where individual accounts can be created for each of your DJs.

  • Statistics

    • Report
      Provides access to the statistics report for your account, described in the Statistics section below.

    • Listeners
      Provides information about the listeners who are currently tuned-in to your stream at the present time.

    • Logs
      Provides access to the logs for this account, described in the Server Logs section below.

  • Server

    • Start Server
      Starts your streaming server (and autoDJ, if enabled). This option will only appear if your server is currently offline.

    • Stop
      Shuts down your streaming server (and autoDJ, if enabled). This will disconnect any listeners that may be tuned into your stream, and will take your stream offline. This option will only appear if your server is currently online.

    • Restart
      Shuts down your streaming server, then immediately starts it again. This will disconnect any listeners that may be tuned into your stream. Restarting your server may be necessary to apply certain configuration changes, and is equivalent to manually stopping, then starting your server. This option will only appear if your server is currently online.

    • Admin
      Provides access to the internal server administration interface provided by your streaming server software (SHOUTcast or IceCast) outside of Centova Cast. For more information, please consult the documentation for your streaming server software.

  • AutoDJ

    • Playlists
      Launches the playlist manager for your autoDJ, described in the Playlist Manager section below.

    • Media
      Launches the media library manager for your autoDJ, described under the Media Library section below.

    • Files
      Launches the file manager for your autoDJ, described under the File Manager section below.

    • AutoDJ Settings (icon)
      Opens the configuration settings for your autoDJ.

    • Stop autoDJ (icon)
      Stops the autoDJ without stopping the streaming server. This may be used prior to beginning a live broadcast.

    • Skip Song (icon)
      Stops the song currently being played by the autoDJ and skips to the next song in the playlist.

  • Session

    • Log out
      Terminates the current administration session and securely logs you out from Centova Cast.