Friday, August 31, 2012

Idle Servers Timeout Introduced

Idle Servers Timeout Introduced

To make it easy on the live streams we decided to bring back our inactivity shutdown policy.
So new policy is:
After 15 Mins of Idle (server is opened but no source connected) the server will be shutdown.
Every Source connected (every active broadcast) will Reset the timeout to 15Mins over and over.

Regads,
Caster.fm

New Global Shutdowns Scheduled

 New Global Shutdowns Scheduled

Hello,

We continue with the upgrade, two things you might notice:

1. Every 1st and 15th of every month there will be a global shutdown, like that was once a day. twice a month is the best we can do for now, perhaps in the future this will become once a month.

2. We increased your listeners slots to 300 listeners.
this is going to be increased again in the near future.


Please do not send us direct support emails or post support request on our facebook page.
for support please open a ticket in our HelpDesk:


Regards,
Caster.fm

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Upgrade is almost finished


Upgrade is almost finished

So, after a long day of work yesterday, the upgrade is almost done.
here some of the things we've done so far:
  • Improved Player
  • Embed Player now have Sizes option
  • Minor Changes to the Radio pages graphics
  • Added Option to Disable the Logo
  • Add Option for Custom Background Colors
  •  Improved Listeners Authentication (Which means nobody should get the username and password dialog anymore)
  • Help section now move to a dedicated area called:
    Help Center - (help.caster.fm)
    which will now contain tutorials and Frequently asked questions.
  • Support forums is now closed in favor of a new Support Tickets System:
    HelpDesk - (help.caster.fm/helpdesk/)
    Bugs report, support request and anything else should be sent as a ticket from now on.


Now, we have one more surprise for you guys,a big one.
its still in development but you might want to hold your breath. 


Enjoy,
Caster.fm

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Server Maintenance & Upgrade - 22.8.12 4:00AM(UTC/GMT-5)

Dear casters and broadcasters

we are going to upgrade our Icecast version and upload some new features and bug fixes, we will need to close Caster.fm for a period of approx 12hrs.
The Downtime is scheduled for 22.8.12 at 4:00 AM Chicago Time (UTC/GMT-5).

Please be patient, it will be worth it.

Regards,
Caster.fm