Features

At autopo.st we use ONLY our own server infrastructure for hosting our streaming servers. This means that we have complete control over all aspects of our streaming services. We are not resellers for other services.

All of our servers are monitored 24/7 by our team and using the best server monitoring and alerting tools.

Standard autopo.st features include:

All of our streaming plans use the industry standard Centova Cast control panel which comes loaded with features listed here (see screenshots below):

Easy Stream Configuration

Whether you're a ShoutCast newbie or a seasoned streaming professional, Centova Cast makes it easy to configure your stream.

AutoDJ Support*

In addition to providing total control over your streaming server, Centova Cast also provides comprehensive autoDJ system. Never again will your clients need to rely on their own PC to broadcast their stream! When enabled, clients may upload their media (MP3s, etc.) directly to the server via FTP, manage their media through Centova Cast's comprehensive AJAX Media Library system (described in the following slide), and schedule their media using Centova Cast's advanced playlist scheduling system (also described on an upcoming slide). This provides a complete, all-in-one solution for setting up an Internet radio station.

AJAX Media Library*

Centova Cast's AJAX media library brings a familiar, desktop-style media management interface to the web. Media can be searched or browsed by artist, album, title, or genre. Tracks can be added to a playlist simply by dragging and dropping them on the desired playlist. This drag-and-drop functionality can be used to instantly schedule the selected tracks to play at a given time, or on a repeating schedule.

General Rotation Playlists*

Centova Cast offers unprecedented control to administrators managing any number of Internet radio streams. Through the Centova Cast web-based administration panel, administrators receive a consolidated overview of all client accounts (optionally across multiple servers) from a single, convenient interface. Information is available at-a-glance about overall server resource usage and individual clients' resource consumption. Each client's complete account details and configuration is never more than a click away.

Interval Playlists*

Centova Cast reduces support calls by providing an easy-to-use web-based control panel to each client, allowing the client to manage his or her own streaming server account on demand. The client can stop and start his server, edit his settings, review resource usage and statistics, browse stream logs, and obtain access to a variety of information about his stream.

Scheduled Playlists*

Scheduled playlists play on a specific date, at a specific time, and can be configured to repeat every day, week, month, or year on a recurring schedule. Scheduled playlists are ideal for daily/weekly countdowns, pre-recorded shows, weather forecasts, or any other media that you'd like to have Centova Cast play automatically at a specific time.

Immediate Playlists*

Immediate playlists play immediately when they are activated (after the current song completes). They are ideal for spur-of-the-moment playback of tracks such as requested songs or announcements.

Stream Start Pages

Centova Cast provides each stream with its own AJAX-driven, interactive and informative start page. Features include: Stream status and current song, On-demand content downloads, Recent tracks list, Song request form, Station tune-in links, Map of listener locations. Most of these are also available as a standalone, AJAX-driven JavaScript widgets which the you can use on his own web site.

Statistics & Reports

Centova Cast provides the most comprehensive streaming radio statistics system commercially available today. It provides information about listener trends and demographics, data transfer, track performances and popularity, user agents, and much, much more.

Recent Activity

The recent activity report provides a high-level overview of your stream statistics, including details of listener trends, average session times, total listening hours, data transfer, track playback, and more. Listener activity for the past 48 hours is also plotted for easy reference.

Listener Overview

The listener overview provides information about listeners' usage of your station. Average session length is charted and graphed, and top listeners are ranked according to listener minutes and number of sessions. Listener countries are automatically determined, and the software used by the listener to tune into the stream is noted and identified as a media player or stream ripper to assist in abuse detection.

Listener Countries

The country overview provides information about the countries from which the majority of your listeners are tuning in. Top listener countries are charted and graphed according to listener minutes and number of sessions.

User Agents

The user agents report provides an overview of the software programs your listeners are using to tune in to your stream. Top user agents are charted and graphed according to listener minutes and number of sessions. Each user agent is also classified as a legitimate media player (such as WinAmp, iTunes, etc.), or a stream ripper (a program used to steal music from your stream) to assist in abuse detection.

Track Statistics

The tracks report provides information about the frequency and popularity of the tracks played on your stream. Track popularity is determined based on the number of tune-ins/tune-outs during a particular song over the past 30 days, and this is used to compile a "least popular" and "most popular" tracks list. This provides an excellent indicator of your listeners' tastes for particular songs.

Historical Statistics

Centova Cast provides detailed daily and monthly data transfer and listener statistics, complete with graphs, allowing both the client and the administrator to track listener trends and resource usage. Individual stream statistics are provided to each client, and a master server-wide statistics page is provided in the server administration panel.

Music Licensing/Royalty Reports

Centova Cast provides monthly, downloadable spreadsheets containing the complete list of songs you've played on your stream in the past month, including detailed information about the date, time, and audience of each performance. A performance summary spreadsheet is also available (not shown) which provides aggregate reports on the playback frequency, number of performances, and monthly TLH for each song. These reports can greatly simplify the royalty reporting process required by many music licensing agencies.

Live Statistics

Centova Cast's live listener statistics provide a realtime look at who is listening to your stream right now, including listener countries and user agent information.

Centova Cast Screenshots

*Indicates an AutoDJ feature