FTP stands for file transfer protocol. It is a quick way for you to upload entire folders full of tracks in one easy step.
In order to use FTP, you will need an additional piece of software. Filezilla is just one of many free pieces of FTP software. While other software interfaces may differ, the process will be largely the same across most file transfer software. You can find another different example using an FTP client called FTPCommander here.
Step 1: Download a copy of Filezilla
You can download a free copy of Filezilla from their website https://filezilla-project.org/
You can use Filezilla with Mac, Linux, and Windows. Choose the appropriate download for your operating system. Once the download is complete, open the file to install Filezilla on your computer.
Step 2: Open the Filezilla application.
Open the Filezilla application.
Just below the toolbar at the top of the Filezilla window, you will see text boxes for host, username, password and port.
This is where you will enter your FTP information from Live365.
Step 3: Login to Live365 to find your FTP information.
You will find your FTP login information on your Live365 Dashboard, under the Station Information section.
Step 4: Input the FTP information into Filezilla.
Copy and paste the information exactly as it appears in the Station Information into the textboxes in the Filezilla interface.
Live365 FTP IP = Filezilla Host
Live365 FTP Username = Filezilla Username
Live365 FTP Password = Filezilla Password
Port = 21
Once you’ve input the information into Filezilla, click on the Quickconnect button, to the right of the textboxes.
Step 5: Find .mp3 and .m4a files through the Filezilla interface
Search for the folders on your device in the Local Site pane in the Filezilla interface. Files from your selected folder will appear in the pane below.
Click and drag the files from the from the lower part of the Local Site pane on the left, to the lower part of the Remote Site pane on the right. (You can select multiple files at a time by holding shift.)
Make sure that all the files that you are selecting are either .mp3 or .m4a, and that the titles are free of special characters (б,ч,숭,이,ç,ñ).
Once you’ve dragged the files to the Remote Site pane of the left, the downloads will start automatically. You can check the status of the file transfers in the bottom-most pane in Filezilla.
Step 6: Check the Live365 Media tab for your newly uploaded tracks.
Check that the files have appeared in your Library once they’ve been successfully transferred.
Click on the Media tab, then select the Tracks option. By default, Live365 organizes the Tracks by how recently they were uploaded. You should see the newest Tracks at the top of the Tracks pane. From the Tracks pane, you can edit the metadata at add Tags and Types to your newly uploaded Tracks.