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Files (SHOUTcast v1/v2)

The Files tab includes options for uploading various sound files for use by the streaming server. These include:

  • Introduction file
    Specifies the introduction media file for the stream. The introduction file is an MP3 file that is played immediately after each listener connects, before tuning in to the live stream. This may be useful for for station identification or advertisement purposes.

  • Fallback file
    Specifies the fallback media file for the stream. The fallback file is an MP3 file that is played in a loop if the source stream disconnects. Without a fallback file, listeners will either hear silence, or be disconnected entirely if the source stream disconnects.

IMPORTANT: The encoding options (bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc.) used in the introduction file and fallback file must precisely match the encoding options for your stream. If they are not identical, you will experience playback problems on your stream.