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Auto DJ is a Source or Content Delivery System for SHOUTcast servers. It allows you to keep your SHOUTcast server online 24/7 without having to run a source (eg Winamp or SAM Broadcaster) from your computer. You can upload your music files to Auto DJ and they will play from the server, meaning you may switch your PC off overnight and your stream will still be on air for people to listen to.
Here is a scenario on how AutoDJ works: You are running your Internet radio station from home using SAM Broadcaster. Your are streaming your songs or other content up to your SHOUTcast Stream Host Provider out over YOUR Internet connection. In turn, your SHOUTcast Stream Host Provider re-distributes your stream out all over the Internet. No problems and everything is normal, you have hundreds of happy listeners.
But unexpectedly, you lose your Internet connection. Your stream from SAM Broadcaster cannot reach your SHOUTcast Stream Host Provider. Your Internet radio station is now off air!
Unfortunately, this is a very real scenario all Internet radio stations face. Loss of your Internet connection is not your fault. So what can you do to keep your Internet station on the air in such an event? You get an AutoDJ with your SHOUTcast Stream Host Account. Most SHOUTcast Stream Providers offer them. So what is an AutoDJ and how does it work?
AutoDJ as the name implies is an “Automatic DJ.” It is a program that runs on your SHOUTcast Stream Hosting account that automatically kicks in when it senses that you are no longer streaming from your SAM Broadcaster.
Your AutoDJ will have loaded up in it songs and other content that you normally stream from your SAM Broadcaster. (When setting up your AutoDJ, you will have to upload the songs, jingles, commercials, etc to your AutoDJ). As soon as your SHOUTcast Stream Host Provider senses that you are no longer sending it a stream from your SAM Broadcaster, your AutoDJ takes over and keeps your station on the air. In most cases, your listeners will never know that you stopped streaming! You keep your listeners!!!
Most SHOUTcast Stream Host Providers that offer an AutoDJ with your streaming account are so good that when your SAM Broadcaster stream is interrupted, it caches and continues to play the song that was playing when the connection was lost. Then it transitions into the next song from your AutoDJ!
All SHOUTCheap Stream Host packages come with an AutoDJ. I highly recommend that you set up an AutoDJ for your Internet radio station.
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