The stream tab contains the basic configuration settings for the station. The fields available include:

  • Username
    Specifies the username for this streaming server. Note that this is only displayed while creating the account; after the account is created, its username cannot be changed through the account editor.

  • Hostname
    Specifies the hostname for this streaming server. This is used by the streaming server software to generate self-referencing links, and must be specified. If no hostname is configured in DNS for this server, you should enter server's IP address here.

  • IP address
    Specifies the IP address on which the streaming server should listen. Specify auto to use the default IP address for the hosting server.

  • Port
    Specifies the port number on which the streaming server should listen. When more than one port is used, this value specifies the first port used by the stream.

    SHOUTcast v2 requires 6 ports; SHOUTcast v1 requires 2 ports; IceCast requires one port.

    Specify auto to choose any available port.

  • Stream title
    Specifies the title for the stream. This will be displayed by listeners' media players when they tune into the stream.

  • E-mail address
    Specifies the E-mail of the person in charge of managing the stream. Centova Cast will automatically send notifications to this address when necessary.

  • Company/organization
    Specifies the company/organization name. This may be used by the streaming server for various purposes.

  • Website URL
    Specifies the URL to the web site associated with this stream (if any). This may be published by the streaming server.

  • Source password
    Specifies the password required by streaming sources to connect to this stream and begin broadcasting. This password must be provided to DJs who will be connecting to the server via a live source to perform live broadcasts.

  • Administrator password
    Specifies the password required to login to the client's Centova Cast account or the streaming server's internal administrative interface. Some streaming servers require that this password must differ from the source password, so it is best to use a unique password here.

  • Time zone
    Specifies the client's time zone. The autoDJ's track scheduler uses this to ensure that the times configured for playlists (in the Playlist Manager) always reflect the client's local time zone.

  • Locale
    Specifies the client's preferred locale. This determines the language and the date and time formats used in the control panel.

  • Character encoding
    Specifies the client's preferred character encoding for reading MP3 ID3 (metadata) tags. MP3 audio files do not contain any information about the language or "character set" in which they were encoded, so if the client's MP3s' artist, album or track names use a non-Latin character set (Cyrillic, Asian, etc.), the character encoding must be appropriately to ensure that all of the letters in the alphabet of the client's language are interpreted correctly from the client's media.

    Note that this feature is only used for the interpretation of MP3 ID3 tags. Centova Cast itself uses Unicode (UTF-8) character encoding internally which can represent characters from virtually any language.