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File Manager

The file manager provides a complete management interface for uploading and organizing your station's media files.

To access the File Manager, click Files under the AutoDJ heading in the navigation menu.

Folder Browser

The folder browser is displayed along the left-hand side of the window, and provides an overview of the folders in your station's account.

  • To expand or collapse a folder, double-click on its entry in the list or click the plus (+) or minus (-) icon next to its entry in the list.
  • To view the files in a folder, click on its entry in the list. The files contained in the folder will be displayed in the File Browser, described below.
  • To access the context menu for the folder, right-click on its entry in the list. The folder context menu includes the following options:
    • Upload
      Launches the file upload interface to upload file(s) to the selected folder. See the Uploading Files section below for details.
    • Paste
      Pastes any files from the clipboard into the selected folder. See the File Operations section below for details about cutting, copying, and pasting files.

File Browser

The file browser occupies the majority of the window, and provides a list of the files and sub-folders in the current selected folder.

  • To select a file or sub-folder, click on its entry in the list. To select multiple files or sub-folders, hold Ctrl or Shift while clicking.
  • To open a sub-folder, double-click on its entry in the list.
  • To access the content menu for a file or sub-folder, right-click on its entry in the list. The context menu options correspond directly to the buttons described in the File Operations section below.

File Operations

The toolbar along the bottom of the window provides buttons to perform a number of common file operations. These buttons include:

  • Upload
    Launches the file upload interface to upload file(s) to the selected folder. See the Uploading Files section below for details.

  • Copy
    Copies the selected file(s) to the clipboard. Once on the clipboard, the files can be copied to another folder by opening a target folder and using the Paste option.

  • Cut
    Cuts the selected file(s) to the clipboard. Once on the clipboard, the files can be moved to another folder by opening a target folder and using the Paste option.

  • Paste
    Pastes any files from the clipboard into the current folder. This will either copy (if the Copy option was previously used) or move (if the Cut option was previously used) the files from their original folder into the current folder.

  • Delete
    Deletes the selected file(s). This is a permanent operation and cannot be undone.

  • Rename
    Renames the selected file or folder.

Uploading Files

The file upload interface may be accessed by clicking Upload, either in a context menu or on the toolbar at the bottom of the window.

Queuing Files for Upload

To select one or more file(s) to upload, click the Select files button at the right-hand side of the window, then select the desired files and click the Open button.

The selected files will be added to the upload queue and will immediately begin uploading to the server.

Upload Progress

The progress of each individual upload, and the overall queue progress, is displayed in realtime as the upload is performed.

The File progress meter at the bottom left-hand side of the window displays the upload progress for the current file. The Overall progress meter at the bottom right-hand side of the window displays the progress for the entire queue.

As each upload completes, its status is recorded in the queue in the middle of the window. Any upload errors will be noted there as well. Successful uploads will be removed from the queue after a few seconds.

Aborting an Upload

To cancel an upload for a single file, click the Cancel link to the right of the file's entry in the queue.

To cancel all uploads, click the Cancel all button at the right-hand side of the window.

Special Folders

While users are free to create their own folders for organizational purposes, there are several special folders that have specific meanings within Centova Cast. These folders include:

  • /media
    This folder contains all of the media files for your station's media libraries. Files uploaded to this folder are automatically processed by Centova Cast and added to your station's media library. When files are removed from this folder, they are automatically removed from the media library as well.

  • /ondemand
    This folder contains the files to be served by your station's On-demand Content widget. Adding or removing files in this folder will automatically cause them to appear in (or disappear from) the on-demand content widget. For more information about on-demand content, see the On-demand Content section of the manual.

  • /sounds
    This folder contains sound files used on your stream for introduction jingles, fallback audio, and other similar content. Files in this folder typically should not be altered from within the file manager.

Some streaming server types and/or autoDJ types may also create folders of their own in your station's account. Typically it is best not to remove or alter the contents of these folders as doing so may negatively impact the operation of your station.