Song Title Updater

Song Title Updater

This is a useful tool if you are using encoding software which doesn’t support title updating.
 
It’s easy enough to configure and use.

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1) Download and unzip This folder
2) Unzip & place the .exe file on the C:\ drive outside of the program folder.
3) Create a blank folder on the C:\ drive called “Titles” (Make sure it has the correct read/write permissions)
4) Point the title updater to the titles directory.
5) Enter your Shoutcast/Icecast server details. Click server type for Icecast or shoutcast v1 or v2.
6) If your radio software has a NowPlaying.txt or similar select text file and browse to where the .txt file is.
7) Click start and if all goes to plan you should have automatic title updates.

 
Just rinse and repeat if you have multiple servers to update the titles on.

Give the other instances of the program a different name (e.g: songtitleup2.exe)

Note: All downloads supplied as seen.

Last updated on: January 22nd, 2017
at 14:49 PM Europe/London

88% Off Sam Broadcaster?

I’ve woken up this morning and just checked Twitter & I saw this Tweet in the SAM Broadcaster feed.

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“88% off SAM Broadcaster… (Start Your Own Internet Radio Station course coupon – $10)”

 
Wait a minute! Just how misleading is that tweet?

Most people will read it as 88% off SAM Broadcaster. They won’t read it as 88% off a course on how to run a radio station with SAM Broadcaster.

I hate posts on social media that mislead people. Don’t fall for scams like this.

“You’ll only end up looking silly as well as being out of pocket”

 
You don’t even need to pay for software to start an online radio station. You just need RadioDJ free radio automation software.

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People also don’t need to pay out $$$ to learn how to do Internet radio.

“You don’t have to pay for a course on how to work a piece of software. Search Google & Forums for tips & tricks on how to broadcast on the internet the info is out there for FREE if you search hard enough.

 

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 23:31 PM Europe/London

Shoutcast Now Playing To Twitter

Shoutcast Now Playing to Twitter

We used this script for quite some time and it’s a great way to tell your followers on Twitter what songs you are playing on your station.

It takes the now playing info from a Shoutcast v1 server and posts it on Twitter.

Please note: This version only works with Shoutcast v1 servers.

(If you require a Shoutcast v2 script there are scripts available on the Winamp Forums)

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Basic instructions: What is required to use the script?

1) A valid Twitter account.
2) Setup an application & generate API keys from dev.twitter.com
3) A PHP enabled web server with an open @fsock connection (It won’t work without it.)
4) The The Twitter script files
5) Unzip the folder to the root of your website.
6) Enter all your API keys into the twitter.php file along with your Shoutcast server details then save
7) Upload all the required files to your server/website host.

 
Open the webpage in a browser to point to the twitter.php page (example: http://yoursite/twitter/twitter.php) If all has gone to plan you should see this.

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If you have your own VPS setup a cron job to post to twitter as often as required

 
“If you don’t have your own PHP webserver then you can quite easily set one up on your computer with WAMP or just Apache.

 
Search Google for more information on “How to setup a webserver”

That is all there is to it. It’s not that difficult to setup.

N.B: You use this script at your own risk. We cannot be held liable if it screws up your system or doesn’t work for you.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 18:05 PM Europe/London

Radiodj Free Radio Dj Automation Software.

What is RadioDJ?

RadioDJ is a free radio studio automation program for use by any DJ or radio station.

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You can even run multiple Shoutcast/Icecast radio stations if you want using third party virtual audio cables (VACS).

It can also be used as a home entertainment system for music. (Which is what we currently use it for)

Is RadioDJ really free?

Yes! It’s 100% Free with no nasty hidden fees or catches despite what certain software/hosting companies try claim in their blog posts. No keys, activation or patches needed to work the full program.

Will RadioDJ work on Windows 10?

Yes RadioDJ works rather well on Windows 10 with very few issues. Unlike other radio automation programs that have “compatibility” issues.

Read the full article

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 17:23 PM Europe/London

You’re Running A Radio Station Not A Jukebox

User on the RadioDJ forums wants the demo request (PHP) script to offer a bit more flexibility for user requests.

(i.e 2 listener requests from an IP per hour like SAM Broadcaster)

While it’s nice to have the request function in RadioDJ you have to remember you’re running a radio station not a jukebox.

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Requests from listeners are all well and good but treating your station like a jukebox isn’t going to win you many listeners.

Radio is supposed be creative and entertaining.

If you just have listener request after listener request you might as well call your station “The World’s Biggest Jukebox”

I think a daily limit on requests (i.e No more than 5 requests from 1 IP per day) is actually better than allowing so many requests per hour per IP address.

You don’t have to play a request that someone has made. It’s just a bonus for live shows really.

If people email you and complain that you’re not playing their requests.

Just ignore them it’s your station & it’s up to you to decide what gets played (& what doesn’t).

The less your stream sounds like a jukebox the better it will be for your core base of listeners.

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:54 PM Europe/London

Have You Made The Switch Yet?

It’s always nice seeing other people switching from SAM Broadcaster to RadioDJ free radio automation software.

“I switched from SAM Broadcaster and have not looked back. I was hesitant at first but RadioDJ has made my life and station so much better/streamlined. Thanks again!”

 
If you haven’t discovered RadioDJ yet what are you waiting for?

RadioDJ free radio automation software

RadioDJ works much better than SAM Broadcaster and doesn’t seem to crash or go wrong that often.

We know of several users of RadioDJ who haven’t had to restart their computer or laptop for around 7 months, It’s an extremely stable & reliable automation program.

The best bit about RadioDJ is the fact it’s 100% FREE (No catches, No hidden costs, No messy reg keys)

Other users have had this to say about the software about the software.

“We recently made the switch from SAM Broadcaster to RadioDJ with no regrets at all, we’ve had no downtime or crashes since we switched”

“My RadioDJ system is sounding so good! What a fantastic piece of software and community support. Thanks everyone”

“Things I like about RadioDJ are stability, flexibility, community and NO BUFFERING! Listening trend is up 71% since migrating to RadioDJ! Stability breeds consistency”

“RadioDJ has got to be the best playout system I have found online, quite simply – IT WORKS! It sounds extremely professional once you set it up and get your music added”

“I love the way the program is laid out and how professional it looks. It took some time to install and get used to but that’s where the Community forums come to your rescue if you get stuck with Installing and using the program”

 
You can download the latest version of RadioDJ by clicking on the picture below.

You can find a tutorial on how to setup RadioDJ Here

Helpful advice can also be found by searching the RadioDJ Community forums

Last updated on: March 26th, 2017
at 16:54 PM Europe/London

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