This article helps you to familiarise yourself with the Live365 terminology that you will find throughout this Help Center.
Action menu - You will find the action menu in the Tracks pane. You can access the Tracks pane by clicking on the Media tab in the Navigation Bar. Clicking on the action menu allows you to edit the Track metadata or delete the Track from your Library. The Action menu is depicted below.
Dashboard - When you log in to your Live365 instance, you will always be directed to your Dashboard. The Dashboard gives an overview of your station. Along the top of your Dashboard pane, you will see your currently used storage compared to your storage limit, as well as your total listeners and US listening hours. On your Dashboard you will also find some commonly used station information, listeners graph, currently playing and upcoming tracks. Return to your Dashboard at any time by clicking on the Dashboard Tab in the Navigation Bar.
DMCA - The DMCA is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for the United States. It requires that in any three-hour period, you should not intentionally program more than three songs (and not more than two songs in a row) from the same recording; you should not intentionally program more than four songs (and not more than three songs in a row) from the same recording artist or anthology/box set. Read more about DMCA here: https://support.live365.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002892247-What-is-DMCA-
Crossfade - Crossfading an audio mixing technique which makes transitions between tracks less jarring. Crossfade is adjustable for the AutoDJ feature. For example, a crossfade of 4 seconds would mean that the first track is reduced in intensity starting 2 seconds before the end of the track while the next track is queue and increases in intensity over the 2 seconds of the start of that track.
Events - Events are shows that are created in your Schedule. All of your Events can be scheduled from the Schedule tab, found in the Live365 Navigation Bar on the left side of the Live365 interface.
Library - Your library is made up of the media that you’ve uploaded to your Live365 instance. The amount of media that you can upload depends on the storage limits in your individual Live365 plan. You use the media in your library to build playlists and provide content for AutoDJ feature.
Metadata - Metadata is information that is appended to audio tracks. Metadata usually indicates the track’s title, track’s author, album, year of publishing, etc. You can edit the metadata of the tracks in your Library from within the Live365 interface.
Navigation bar - The Navigation bar makes up the left side of the Live365 interface. The tabs of the Navigation bar allow you to access the various features of Live365, from top to bottom: Dashboard, Media, Playlists, Schedule, Reports and Settings. Each tab may expand to reveal its sub-categories.
Schedule - The Schedule tab is found in the Navigation bar. The Schedule pane allows you to view your current Events, create new Events and delete upcoming Events.
Station ID (2 definitions) - Either the uneditable aplha-numeric identification assigned to your station upon creation, or the track Type called Station ID for communicating to your listeners which station they are listening to.
Storage - The amount of Storage included in your Live365 package will determine how many Tracks you can have uploaded to your station’s Library at any given time. You will see your current Storage Limit, as well as how much Storage is currently being used in the Statistics bar, found at the top of the Dashboard.
Statistics bar - You will find the Statistics bar at the top of the Dashboard. In the Statistics bar, you will find how many people are currently listening to your station, your Total Listening Hours in the US and how much free storage you have left in your Library.
TLH /ATH - TLH is the acronym for Total Listening Hours. Your Live365 package comes with a maximum of US Listening Hours per billing cycle, which resets monthly. If you have 4 listeners, who only listened for 15 minutes each, their combined total will count as one single US Listening Hour.
Tags (Track tags) - Tags are user-defined categories for sorting and searching your library, as well as building Playlists. Tags are added to tracks after you upload them. A track can have several Tags simultaneously. Create Tags in the Media tab > Tags section of the Navigation Bar.
Tracks - Tracks are media that you’ve uploaded to your Live365 Library. Not all Tracks have to be music. Types of tracks include Music, Talk, Station IDs, Ads, and Promos. Tracks can be categorized according to track Type or by using the user-defined Tags.
Types (Track Types) - Tracks can belong to 5 different Type categories: Music, Talk, Station IDs, Ads, and Promos. Track Types are used to help you sort your Library, as well as select tracks for use in the AutoDJ feature.