Auto-DJ - broadcast automation, Crossfade - smooth crossfading, Live - live broadcasting, RTMP - video relayingDifference between Auto-DJ options
Auto-DJ Free - The peculiarity of this version is that it only works with cloud files. Therefore, you will not be able to upload files larger than 15MB . Also, your files are made publicly available to others . Suitable for beginner radio presenters.
Auto-DJ Lite - Popular! A compromise solution for broadcasters with experience. This version works quite stably, subject to several rules, problems in operation are excluded. In addition, this version contains enough features to satisfy the advanced radio amateur.
Auto-DJ PRO - The Best! The ideal solution for professionals. This version includes absolutely all the functions of the service, crossfading, transcoding, inserting jingles over, etc. It is 100% stable and most importantly allows you to transcode all streams on the fly. It also makes it possible to add a second stream in a different format. For example, to listen on mobile phones with traffic savings, you can add a high-quality stream in the 64kbps aac+ format. In addition, you have the opportunity to create radio retransmissions in video format to streaming services or immediately broadcast video through the program in RTMP format with translation into m3u8 Low-Latence HLS playlist.
The main problems of stability of cheap tariffs and ways to solve them
In order for any player to work without problems, not to be interrupted, not to stutter and not to change the playback speed when changing the track, it is necessary that the Auto-DJ stream and the LIVE stream be in the same constant quality. This means that parameters such as bitrate (kbits), sample rate (hz) and stereo/mono must always be the same.
Let's take the cheapest tariff with Auto-DJ for 3 euros. This tariff is suitable mainly for broadcasting fans, who, as a rule, almost never broadcast live LIVE. What needs to be done in order to achieve the stability of broadcasting at this tariff. We recommend downloading all re-encoded tracks on our server, as well as always streaming LIVE in the same quality, for example: 128kbit/44100hz/stereo . Unfortunately, not all include the function of transcoding files when downloading, and not all DJs responsibly broadcast in the required quality. We have to explain to everyone the correct broadcast settings. If this is not observed, then the radio will malfunction.
In order not to bother, a professional tariff from 10 euros with Auto-DJ PRO comes to the rescue. It transcodes everything on the fly to the quality specified in the admin panel, adds crossfading where needed, retransmits to multiple streams, and has various other features. The price for this is a high consumption of server resources.