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Campcaster 1.4

Campcaster: AddAudio

Add Audio

The Add Audio sub-menu enables you to upload a file from your local computer (such as a news report, jingle, or music track), or set a URL for re-broadcasting of another station's stream.

To upload a new file to the Campcaster Storage server, mouse over Add Audio in the Navigation Menu and click on Audioclip in the sub-menu which pops up. The New Audioclip page will appear, containing the following elements:

  • Browse button, which enables you to select an audio file and upload it from your local computer to the Campcaster Storage server
  • Cancel button
  • Submit button, which you need to click to upload the selected file

New Audioclip 

The time that uploading takes will depend on the quality of your network connection to the Campcaster Web server.

Upload successful

Once the selected file has finished uploading, you will see the Edit Audioclip page.

Edit Audioclip 

Further down this page, notice that the newly uploaded audio file has become the topmost item in the Scratchpad.

Scratchpad new file 

The Edit Audioclip page enables you to add or edit any metadata stored in the imported file's ID3 tags. The page opens with the Main tab active, which displays the basic metadata for any audio file:

  • The Language drop-down menu enables you to select the language in which metadata will be stored. (The default language is English)
  • Title
  • Creator
  • Genre
  • File format (automatically detected and cannot be altered)
  • Length (automatically detected and cannot be altered)

The Music tab enables you to view and add additional metadata that is relevant for music files. (The Campcaster administrator can customize this screen to contain only the metadata your station uses and needs).

The Voice tab enables you to specify metadata relevant for voice recordings (such as news reports, or interviews). This tab enables the reporter to include the date and time of the report, the location where the report was recorded, a list of relevant organizations, and a short description about the report's content and theme.

If you make a mistake in the metadata editing process, you can resort to the Reset button at the bottom of the page. A click on this button will return all the metadata fields you have edited to the original information stored. When you are done, click the Submit button to update the information on the Campcaster Storage server.

Adding a stream

To set a stream URL for re-broadcasting, mouse over Add Audio in the Navigation Menu and click on Webstream in the sub-menu which pops up. The New Webstream page will appear, in which you can set the stream's title, URL and length. For a live, continuous stream, set the stream length to zero.

New Webstream 

Click on the Test button to check that the stream URL you have entered is correct, and that it is in a supported format. A pop-up window will appear with the results of the test, and the details of the stream connection.

Test webstream 

Optionally, you can click on the Listen button in the Test window to preview the stream in your computer's media player.

Opening m3u 

After a successful test, close the Test window and then click the Submit button on the New Webstream page. Next, a page will appear in which you can set metadata for the stream, with four tabs: Main, Music, Voice and Data. The Data tab contains the stream URL and the Test button, in case you need to test the stream again.

Webstream metadata 

In the ScratchPad, the new stream that you just added will be the topmost item.