How to make a SHOUTcast stream public via Centova – Create an authhash

shoutcast, authhash

 

Many radio broadcasters will feel baffled when they log into their shoutcast dnas admin only to find an error message stating that “there is no auth hash” or the stream is “not public”.  This simply means that the station has not been fully registered with shoutcast and will not display in the directory until the authhash has been created.  Some people may feel that they don’t want or need to be listed in the directory, if that is the case with your radio station then please ignore this tutorial.

To create an authhash you need to do the following two things.

First log in to your control panel and click settings —> click the “Server Overrides” tab and change the status for Public to ‘always’

After you have set that, please restart your server for the change to take effect.

The next step you need to create an auth hash.  This is simply a registration with shoutcast.com  - To do this please log in to the citrus3 control panel and click the ‘admin’ link on the left hand side.  A new page will now appear for your server settings.

Next click ‘Server Login’ in the top right corner and use ‘admin’ as the username and use the same password which you would use to log in to the Citrus3 control panel.

Once logged in, click ‘Create Authhash’  and follow the instructions by filling in all the relevant fields about your radio station.  Your auth hash will now be created and your stream public.  You will be listed in the shoutcast directory shortly after.

Uploading large files to the radio autoDJ system (Centova)

radio, big file, autoDJ

 

 

As enjoyable as it may seem to upload files via the control panel.  Some customers however may find themselves having issues when the mp3 file is over 100MB in size or encoded in a particular format.

Many DJs who encode their radio shows in 1 hour + longer segments will find themselves with a large mp3 file and in most cases the files will not upload using the online uploader.  The main reason for this is stability.  We want our customers to upload their media successfully and without any corruption along the way, for this reason we have a cap set on the control panel uploader.

What to do instead?

Use an FTP client.

You can download an FTP Client by carrying out a google search for ‘FTP Client’.

At citrus3 we use a free client called filezilla.  A google search for “filezilla client” will take you to their official download page.  Once you have the ftp client installed you will need three details.

  • IP/Host – Same as shown in your welcome email
  • Username – Same as what you use to log into the citrus3 control panel
  • Port – Leave this blank (some clients use the port which they are given for broadcasting and this will NOT work!)
  • Password – This is your password which you use to log in to the shoutcast dnas or your control panel.

Once you have those details set up in your ftp client you can go right ahead and connect to your server.  With filezilla and nearly every other ftp client you will be shown the folders where you can upload after you have connected.  In this case you need to upload to the MEDIA folder.  Please note.. adding new folders will not work.  All files MUST be placed into the media folder.

You can now drag and drop your media into the media folder and once the transfer is complete you can log into your control panel and continue the setup of your radio playlist using the media which you just uploaded using the FTP client.

Here is a list of free ( and paid ) FTP clients which can be downloaded right away

Filezilla: https://filezilla-project.org

SmartFTP: https://www.smartftp.com

CoffeeCup: www.coffeecup.com/free-ftp

ServU: www.serv-u.com/ftpvoyager

FireFTP: fireftp.net

If you have any more questions regarding FTP or uploading media to your centova autoDJ system please contact a radio expert via the following link: http://citrus3.com/contact.php