Did You know: RadioDJ has the ability to take online listener requests? Well it does …

RadioDJ free radio automation software

We thought we would do a short tutorial on how to setup RadioDJ Online Requests.

To get the request system working with RadioDJ you need to do the following.

1) Create a new MySQL user that isn’t “root” You can find out how to do that HERE

TIP: When setting MariaDB up choose a strong password with lots of number and symbols.

2) Make sure you have the latest version of RadioDJ

3) Place the Plugin_Requests.dll file in the plugin folder within RadioDJ. (This file can be found in the disabled plugins folder)

4) Download the RadioDJ Request Demo web script or WordPress Plugin

5) Upload the demo script file to your web-server via FTP or upload the WordPress plugin to your WP installation.

Then edit the details so it points to your MySQL database and also points to Your external IP address.

(In the WordPress plugin activate and then click on RadioDJ settings from the settings menu)

RadioDJ web script

$dataip = Your external IP address – You can find that Here

$database = The name of your RadioDJ database.

$username = The username you chose on step 1 (root is the default user don’t use root for requests)

$userpass = The password you chose when you installed MySQL/MariaDB

$dataport = This should be left at 3306 unless you’ve specified another port in SQL.

$timezone = Your time zone

The rest of the options are pretty straight foward make sure that $track_repeat & $artist_repeat match your rules in RadioDJ.

6) Make sure your web host/server host allows connections on the port you want to use (Usually the same port as SQL 3306). Any good web-host will have these ports available. Ask before you sign up to any service.

Companies such as GoDaddy block the required ports and will not open them no matter how much you ask.

 
7) Open the SQL port usually 3306 on your broadband router. Make sure that it points to the internal IP of the computer (e.g 192.168.0.3) of the machine running RadioDJ and the SQL server.

If you have done all the above and configured everything properly, You should now be able to take online requests from your website.

Support for this web script isn’t available AFAIK, Its a basic starting point for you to code a website around

“This script is for entertainment purposes only, Use/modify at own risk”

Note: This script won’t work if you have a web host that blocks port 3306 connections (Although you can specify a different port for it in the script) You change/use alternative ports at your OWN RISK! (Tested on PHP7)

 
 

Last updated on: August 9th, 2017
at 16:47 PM Europe/London

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