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How do I get listed in Shoutcast?

If you are having problems finding your listing in Shoutcast,  first go to the control panel and click "Configure Server".  Go to the "Server Overrides" tab.  Where it says "Public server", make sure it is set to "Always" and click update.  If you are  using auto dj to stream, click the "AutoDJ" tab and set the genre.  The genre needs to be set to be
able to search and find your stream in Shoutcast.

If you are using a broadcaster to stream live, then set the genre and stream info in your encoder's yp settings.  If the genre and and stream info are set properly, then your stream will automatically list.

Shoutcast checks for online streams every 10 minutes.  As long as you are streaming when Shoutcast checks for online streams, then your stream will be listed.  If you interrupt the stream at all or restart it, then you are unlisted when you do so.  You will be listed again when Shoutcast checks again for online streams.


-----If you have done the ablove and you still don't see your station the following may be the reason.-----

If you checked to see if it listed properly, as indicated in the server log, and the yp reported it as listed, and no errors, and so you watched for it to appear, and after an hour of watching you may notice that the Shoutcast.com pages are static, and the songs and station numbers audience numbers and chart positions are not changing.

We've seen this happening in the past, where many stations disappear, and some remain but it shows a show playing from long ago, and so it's a snapshot of the site, with stations removed, and it appears for long periods or days, and then the charts return to functional again for a while, and so we think that is what they do when working on the site, and/or hammering selected stations down the charts at intervals, it's hard to tell the reason.

This suggests that other stations we serve would appear listed, unless they were down when the snapshot was taken.

This data suggests the issue is not here or there but internally at Shoutcast, and that there is nothing that can be done about it, unless it persists after the Shoutcast.com directory resumes updating normally again.

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