MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start your own streaming platform
    1. Change account currency
    2. Product Licensing
    1. Introduction
    2. Installation & Upgrade
      1. System Requirements
      2. Versions & Releases
      3. Installation
      4. Upgrading
      5. Streaming Servers
        1. Nginx-Rtmp Video Server
        2. Flussonic Media Server
        3. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
        4. Video Feature Comparison
        5. Wowza Streaming Engine
      6. SSL Certificates
    3. Billing Integration
      1. WHMCS Integration Guide
      2. Clientexec Integration Guide
      3. Blesta Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate from Centovacast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Backup MediaCP
      2. Restore MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Custom Web Service Configurations
      2. Reset Admin Password
      3. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      4. MediaCP System Commands
      5. Change MediaCP domain name
      6. Move media to another hard disk
      7. Secure your server
      8. Troubleshooting Login Errors
      9. Custom Facebook App
    7. Scaling
      1. Scale with Wowza and CloudFront CDN
      2. Nginx-Rtmp with CloudFront CDN
    8. Troubleshooting
      1. Grant access to support team
      2. Troubleshooting Wowza Streaming Engine
      3. FTP Troubleshooting
      4. MySQL Database Troubleshooting
      5. Reporting Troubleshooting
      6. Troubleshooting Liquidsoap AutoDJ
      7. Video Relay Troubleshooting
    1. Introduction
    2. Administrators Dashboard
    3. System Configuration
      1. General
      2. Services
      3. Video Players
      4. Albums
      5. Email
      6. Plugins
      7. Statistics
      8. Backups
      9. Custom HTML
      10. Misc
    4. Customer Accounts
      1. Managing existing Customers
      2. Create a new Customer
      3. Deleting a Customer
      4. Login as another Customer
      5. Send email to Customer
      6. Reset Customer Password
    5. Reseller Accounts
      1. Reseller Plans
      2. Create a Reseller Account
    6. Media Services
      1. Creating a Media Service
      2. Deleting a Media Service
    7. Announcements
      1. Managing Announcements
      2. Creating Announcement
      3. Deleting Announcement
    8. Statistics
    9. Software Health
    10. Software Updates
    11. Email Templates
    12. API
    1. API Documentation
    2. Custom Domain Names
    3. Shoutcast 2 Admin Guide
    4. Wowza and Flussonic on same system
    5. Submit a feature request
    6. Wowza Custom Properties
    1. Shoutcast 2 Live Broadcasting
    2. DJ Priorities
    3. HTML5 Audio Player
    4. Broadcasting with AutoDJ
    5. Shoutcast 2 Premium
    6. Mount Points
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. Relay & IP Camera
    6. Connecting your encoder
    7. Managing your media files
    8. Embedding player on your website
    9. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    10. Image Logo or Watermark Overlay on Video Stream
    11. nDVR Live Streaming
    12. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    13. Facebook Live Streaming
    14. Youtube Stream Publishing
    15. Icecast Stream Publishing
    16. Twitch Stream Publishing
    17. Periscope Stream Publishing
Broadcasting with AutoDJ

Last updated 1 year ago

In this section we will describe how to upload a playlist of music and broadcast this to your Shoutcast 2 station.

What is AutoDJ?

AutoDJ is a term that describes the ability to broadcast to your SHOUTcast service 24/7 without the requirement of connecting a source encoder from your computer.

The MediaCP AutoDJ service provides features to:

  • Upload music to the control panel
  • Organise music into Playlists
  • Schedule Playlists
  • Schedule Intervals / Jingles to play by number of songs or by minute interval

Checking Meta Data on music tracks

Music files on your PC typically contain meta data which includes information such as the Title, Artist, Album and other information. This is important information that is displayed on the Shoutcast 2 service and is also used to obtain Album Art Covers.

It is possible to easily check this on your PC by following these steps:

  1. Right click on media item and select Properties
  2. Select the Details tab
  3. You should now see meta data such as Title, Album and Year. If this information is not available then you can enter it here and Apply.

Checking multiple files

For checking multiple files and automatically apply meta data, we recommend instead to use software such as MP3TAG. This software is very popular and used commonly by broadcasters.

Uploading music tracks

Before scheduling a playlist, you will need to upload music to the control panel.

You can watch the video and also follow the steps below the video.

  1. Login to your control panel
  2. Select Media Services
  3. Select Overview button next to your service
  4. Select File Manager from left side menu
  5. Drag and drop files from your PC here. You can also create folders to organise your music tracks.

Firstly, you will need to upload music to your control panel.

Music is shared between other Shoutcast or Icecast services you might have also.

Understanding Playlists

Playlists allow you to organise tracks and control when and how you would like the tracks to be broadcasted. The MediaCP allows you to create and configure an unlimited number of playlist.

There are three types of playlists available:

  • General Rotation offer the ability to automatically stream playlists from you library rather than scheduling tracks by hand. Better yet, rotations can be configured with a Playback weight as well as at what times the playlists should play.
  • Scheduled allows a customer to configure and automatically deploy playlists at a time of their chosing.
  • Interval / Jingles – Played in between General Rotations or Scheduled Playlists. Can also be configured to not interrupt scheduled playlists.

Scheduled playlists:  the following are typical causes for scheduled playlists not working.

  1. Scheduled playlists will play a scheduled file AFTER the last track completes. The schedule will NOT interrupt the current track.
  2. If a lengthy track runs well over the scheduled time, then the scheduled playlist may not play. Podcasts are a good example of a long track which may cause problems with the schedule.
  3. Track repeat protection may influence content that is played, if this is set to a high value then it could cause issues with scheduled playlists; try setting to 0 when testing.


The steps below outline how to check if scheduled playlists have started correctly in the panel.

  1. Enable Liquidsoap Debugging
  2. Disable Track Repeat Protection on service
  3. Restart AutoDJ
  4. Schedule playlist and save
  5. After schedule is due check liquidsoap.log:

Look for “Got answer:” near the time it should have played it should identify if the track played or not.

If the track did not play, and the scheduled playlist is not marked completed then submit a support ticket at our help desk.

Table of Contents