Had Enough

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I've had enough and leaving CentovaCast for these reasons:
1.) Lack of reply on forum, this is one of the worst forums I belong to you ask a question and don't get an answer. I try to help but the help I offer goes unanswered by the poster
2.) Closed source files which makes it impossible to make simple changes to things like volume control. People want to turn the music up and if the volume it at 100% how can you turn it up?
3.) Documents are confusing and not very helpful. I wanted to check on how to set up a static IP so I can run another service on a second IP but there isn't any info that I can find. The documents need a real update and CentovaCast doesn't seem to care.
4.) 4 days and I'm still waiting for a reply to my Support request

as much as I like CC I can no longer support the company  8)
Tommy TBones
Owner
440MUSIC.COM
Broadcasting Indie Music since March 1999
Hi. I'm thinking about the same... Which of its alternatives has convinced you the most?
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Hi. I'm thinking about the same... Which of its alternatives has convinced you the most?

azuracast or mediacp
1.) Lack of reply on forum, this is one of the worst forums I belong to you ask a question and don't get an answer. I try to help but the help I offer goes unanswered by the poster

Did you read that this is a community only forum?

2.) Closed source files which makes it impossible to make simple changes to things like volume control. People want to turn the music up and if the volume it at 100% how can you turn it up?

Maybe you have activated the option "replay gain". Deactivate it and you have your full volume.

3.) Documents are confusing and not very helpful. I wanted to check on how to set up a static IP so I can run another service on a second IP but there isn't any info that I can find. The documents need a real update and CentovaCast doesn't seem to care.

Documents / FAQ are really really good. Setup a static IP for other reason seems to be your own business. Centova Support maybe can help. I personally would extra charge those requests that has nothing to do with centova itself :p

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Im also not happy with the actual situation. But Centova is still one of the most stable solutions on market!
Unfortunately we're in the same boat but I do have a question If one were to change to AzuraCast / MediaCP or EverestCast even is there anyway to keep the stream link up so the app doesn't need to be deleted and then reuploaded?

Same IP / Port / Username and Password basically or is that not a thing yet.
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I do agree that Centova Cast is the better choice over the other options and we all know the names so I don't write them out and respects Centova. My intention with this post was to generate more conversations amongst my fellow members.
The other systems I tested all required a dedicated server. One uses Docker and I don't see anything good about Docker, the only dock I want is sitting by the dock of the bay. There is an OS Provisioning tool that claims to provide iceCasat and shoutCast but getting them to run on multiple sub-domains I wasn't able to get working, OK not completely true I was able to get 1 of the 13 station to play but adding a second sub-domain with IC and SC they both failed, not just failed were completely unavailable.
I'm 65% sure I'm going to re-install Centova and if I do I'm going to find away to adjust the volume down to 60%
Tommy TBones
Owner
440MUSIC.COM
Broadcasting Indie Music since March 1999
One uses Docker and I don't see anything good about Docker, the only dock I want is sitting by the dock of the bay.

Just to let you (and everybody else) know, AzuraCast offers 'ansible' installation method that doesn't involve using Docker. Installation using this method takes up as much time as Centova Cast installation does and (again, just like in case of CC!) it requires some experience and knowledge in case something stops working correctly.

As much as I loved Centova Cast, I left it for AzuraCast in 2021 for many reasons, including the support for Opus format (which has been removed from CC somewhere in 2021), lack of responsive interface (and no, installing special apps on your smartphone just to manage your CC server is not a solution), and the fact that CC isn't translated into my language whereas AzuraCast is not only translated to multiple languages including mine but you can also help translating it via Crowdin.
3.) Documents are confusing and not very helpful. I wanted to check on how to set up a static IP so I can run another service on a second IP but there isn't any info that I can find. The documents need a real update and CentovaCast doesn't seem to care.
On that particular point, you may be trying to solve the wrong problem. Why do you need a second IP address for a second stream?  Differentiation is normally done with port numbers, not IP addresses.
I've solved the issue with multiple IPs on one server with CCast on 1 IP and OGP on a second IP
I also found configuration details about running Plesk or CPanel on the same server which helped me get Open Game Panel working
Today I'm updating my entire service to DCD offered by 1and1/Ionos which allows for much better control over my servers and adding load balancing, dedicated database server and failover.
Now I can set up 8 servers for less than it was paying for 3 dedicated servers with 6T(18T total on 3 servers)
Tommy TBones
Owner
440MUSIC.COM
Broadcasting Indie Music since March 1999
Unfortunately we're in the same boat but I do have a question If one were to change to AzuraCast / MediaCP or EverestCast even is there anyway to keep the stream link up so the app doesn't need to be deleted and then reuploaded?

Same IP / Port / Username and Password basically or is that not a thing yet.

Yes.  It's tricky, though.  Azuracast will absolutely not step on port numbers that are currently in use, so you have to shut down Centovacast AND its Icecast or Shoutcast streams to configure it properly. There is also the question of how to inject proper SSL certificates into its docker container, which you'll need to do by creating a docker-compose.override.yml file.  Here's mine. It's just an example. I bought a key, then mapped it into the Docker container so that the certs Azura needs to be able to give you an SSL certified stream (an essential feature these days) are there each time you spin up a new container.

version: "2.2"

services:
  web:
    volumes:
      - /home/krypton/ssl/azuracast/certificate.crt:/var/azuracast/acme/ssl.crt:ro
      - /home/krypton/ssl/azuracast/private.key:/var/azuracast/acme/ssl.key:ro

The transition can make you tear your hear out, but it's worth it.  Azuracast is free (as in beer) and open source (Centova is not) and features a modern interface and sophisticated report generation which Centova lacks, and is an area in which Centova is years and years behind.