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We use Centovacast .... and shoutcast streaming.us who we use have an autodj start and stop feature with 5 passwords so we set up one account and gave the password to all dj so all they need to do is start their encoders and players then stop auto dj ...when going live and when finishing the live set they just drop their encoders and autodj kicks in. If you do't have the stop / start feature, just start your encoders and decks then go into centovacast and deactivate your music source ,,,but I think then you will need to go in and start it again before stopping your lire encoders.

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I do have that start/stop feature,but how do you get it timed just right so when yu stop/start the server that the song is over and it doesnt cut the song short, since there is a 15 sec delay on whats playing and what the listener hears
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To be honest we haven't figured that bit yet because I think to be able to do that you need to know exactly how long the centovacast delay is and then understand the very sweet spot where the changeover happens ... we are not there yet ...and we are having to cut the song short for now......have only been using it for about 2 weeks and for now just glad that almost all our live presenters (22) are now comfortable with the switch over .... maybe someone else who has been using it for long may be able top assist both of us

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@ Zimdjsounds ... glad it is working for you and you are happy with our software. Not all of our customers use our in-house programmed software. The ones who don't, use the old method of Enabling / Disabling the source in the Contovacast control panel. Both ways work. Our software allows the broadcaster to have up to 5 passwords on the DJ panel and the DJ's can't get into Centovacast and do any damage.

 

@97theedge .. you are talking about internet time. There is always going to be a delay, whether is is 2 seconds to 20 seconds or more. After a while your DJ's will get the timing down.

 

On our stations, the DJ's encode to a 2nd server. At the scheduled time, a PAL scripts picks up the remote DJ from the 2nd server (URL) and puts it (and plays) into the queue. At the scheduled end time, it reverts back to Auto DJ.

 

Many ways of doing this. Trial and error is the best way. And making sure your DJ's have some sort of knowledge about Shoutcast & encoders is key to this. Any DJ can screw up your station very easily.

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im trying to comprehend all of this.it is only me djing a couple times a week to try to pull in donations.....so im trying to figure this all out...centovacast runs 95% of the time and a couple times a week i will deactivate source and load up sam, any other suggestions?
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Theedge or anyone else looking for a similar solution.....I have started using https://www.fastserv.com/ and Randy in support has gone out of his way to set up a system which sees our autodj streaming 24/7 and just by starting our SAM encoders on their local machine our presenters break into that stream and they automatically go live without any interruption to listeners ..smooth as you like and when they finish they just stop their encoders and autodj seamlessly takes over ...the great thing is it was not a service they were offering so when I spoke to him about what I was after and he kept in touch everyday testing different setups until he nailed it ,,..he made is possible for the same fee as what he charges for autodj .... we are loving it so have a word with him on the above link and tell him that VisionsRadio referred you.

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