On Air Playlist

This Article Is For:

  • All users with: Playlist Settings Permissions
  • This is applicable to: All Themes

Requirements:

  • Must already have datacasting software
  • Must have admin access to your datacasting software

Below are the instructions for adding a song playlist to your website (via the 'Broadcast History' widget or 'Last Played' Widget) as well as the On Air Ad Sync feature.

Song playlists are created by datacasting software installed by the radio station engineer. That datacasting software will need to be configured to send song playlists to SoCast. The following datacasting software is currently supported by SoCast:

  1. Streamguys
  2. Arctic Palm (FTP)
  3. Arctic Palm (IP)
  4. leanStream
  5. Nextgen
  6. Nielsen BDS
  7. Rivendell
  8. Securenet Systems
  9. StreamOn
  10. TRE
  11. Triton
  12. Wideorbit Abacast

Arctic Palm

We support two types of Arctic Palm playlists. We can either accept delivery of playlists via FTP or via API (HD/IP Output). We prefer the API version because it is less server intensive

Arctic Palm (FTP)

Setup Arctic Palm to send song playlists to SoCast via FTP by following these steps:

  1. Submit a request to your SoCast Representative to create a new FTP account to upload song play lists
  2. Setup Arctic Palm to upload song playlists into the FTP account provided by SoCast
  3. Log into http://admin.socastsrm.com
  4. Go to Settings > Player Settings > On Air Playlist (http://admin.socastsrm.com/player/onAirPlaylistSync)
  5. For the "Playlist Source" drop down, select "Arctic Palm FTP"
  6. For "Song Playlist XML URL", provide the URL to the song playlist file on the FTP (e.g. http://ftp.socastsrm.com/[ACCOUNT-NAME]/[CALL-LETTERS].XML)
  7. Click Save

Arctic Palm (HD/IP Output)

Setup Arctic Palm to send song playlists directly to SoCast by following these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Player Settings > On Air Playlist (http://admin.socastsrm.com/player/onAirPlaylistSync)
  2. For the "Playlist Source" drop down, select "Arctic Palm (HD/IP Output)"
  3. Copy and paste the UserName and Password provided on that page
  4. Open "notepad.exe" on the computer running "CSRDS.exe" and create a file called "SOCAST.TXT" in your CenterStage folder (e.g. C:\CENTERSTAGE\SOCAST.TXT)
  5. Copy and paste the following into SOCAST.TXT: URL=https://api.socastsrm.com/v1/onAir/sync?accountID=***USER***&publicKey=***PASS***&timestamp=***TSTAMP***&artist=***ARTIST***&title=***TITLE***&category=***TYPE***&duration=***LEN***&cutid=***CART***
  6. Open "CSRDS.exe" and go to Tools then Properties
  7. Go to the "HD/IP Output" tab
  8. For UserName, use <stationID>
  9. For Password, use <publicKey>
  10. For Output Format, use "Use Template"
  11. For Merge Template, use C:\CENTERSTAGE\SOCAST.TXT
  12. Click "Save" and close

Nielsen BDS

  1. Log into http://admin.socastsrm.com
  2. Go to Settings > Player Settings > On Air Playlist (http://admin.socastsrm.com/player/onAirPlaylistSync)
  3. For the "Playlist Source" drop down, select "Nielsen BDS"
  4. For "Nielsen BDS Credentials", provide the Nielsen BDS station ID, username, and password separated by colons, e.g. 1234:myusername:mypassword
    1. If you cannot find these credentials, please contact your Nielsen BDS customer service representative
  5. Click Save

Securenet Systems

  1. Log into http://admin.socastsrm.com
  2. Go to Settings > Player Settings > On Air Playlist (http://admin.socastsrm.com/player/onAirPlaylistSync)
  3. For the "Playlist Source" drop down, select "Securenet Systems"
  4. For "Song Playlist XML URL", provide the URL to the song playlist XML URL (e.g. https://streamdb7web.securenetsystems.net/player_status_update/ABCD_history.xml)
    1. If you cannot find this URL, please contact your Securenet Systems customer service representative
  5. Click Save

Stream On (for streaming)

  1. Ask Stream On for the URLs to the station's JSON playlist
  2. Log into http://admin.socastsrm.com
  3. Go to the Streaming Player settings for an account within the company
  4. For the "Playlist Source" drop down, select "Stream On"
  5. For "Song Playlist JSON URL", provide the URL to the song playlist JSON from StreamOn (Example: http://[CALL-LETTERS].streamon.fm/metadata/recentevents/[CALL-LETTERS]-64k.json)
  6. Click Save

TRE

  1. Log into http://admin.socastsrm.com
  2. Go to Settings > Player Settings > On Air Playlist (http://admin.socastsrm.com/player/onAirPlaylistSync)
  3. For the "Playlist Source" drop down, select "TRE"
  4. Write down the "Station ID" and the "Public Key" 
  5. Go to the TRE Configuration Manager and find "SoCast" under "Licensed Features". If it's not available, contact your TRE customer service representative.
     
  6. Click the "Enable" check box.
  7. For the "Station ID", type in the Station ID you wrote down in step #4
  8. For the "Public Key", type in the Public Key you wrote down in step #4
  9. Save the configuration

Triton

  1. Log into http://admin.socastsrm.com
  2. Go to Settings > Player Settings > On Air Playlist (http://admin.socastsrm.com/player/onAirPlaylistSync)
  3. For the "Playlist Source" drop down, select "Triton"
  4. For "Mount Name", provide the mount name (e.g. station call letters) as entered in Triton
    1. If you cannot find these credentials, please contact your Triton customer service representative
  5. Click Save

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