Old 8th May 2013, 18:17   #1
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Broadcast license key

Upon setting up a shoutcast server V2 with a service provider, I was advised to buy a broadcaster's license key, which I did on credit card payment of $5. I received the key and the name which I used for configuration on centovacast control panel. The server worked for few seconds and then it is no longer working. It works well if I set it for AAC stream. But on MP3 it does not even though I am using a purchased licensed key.

Is there any way to verify if the key has been locked out by the licenser or what else has happened.

Need help.
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Old 9th May 2013, 00:29   #2
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If you entered it into a centova product and it dont work
i suggest you should ask centova ...they have a forum.
If they dont help you ...you tell your provider to ask them.
you could also play the lottery
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Old 9th May 2013, 01:05   #3
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I was hoping that some one will know a way out for this if they had similar problems. Or does some one know who to contact for issue with license key. The log file of the server says that there is a problem with the shoutcast license key.
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Old 9th May 2013, 01:45   #4
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Your SHOUTcast Broadcaster License Key order is showing as valid/active in the odrers database.

The key is for use with the SHOUTcast Transcoder (sorry, I've no idea what centovacast even is)

SHOUTcast Broadcast Tools

SHOUTcast Transcoder download (Windows 32-bit version / other versions available at above link)

The reg name & key should be entered into the sc_trans.conf file:

unlockkeyname=[Enter Your Customer Name Here]
unlockkeycode=[Enter the exact Registration Key here]

I've forwarded you a copy of your order details, which includes the reg key.
The Customer Name is the same as the one you used on the order form, and the same as the one the order details email is addressed to (i.e. "Dear (your name)")

I hope this helps!
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Old 10th May 2013, 22:33   #5
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Centova is the most used commercial serverside-software
used for running a shoutcast-station from a server.

Their reputation is that they dont help users
just buyers...since most users dont buy it and instead just use it
as part of their payed server-contract..it effectively means they get no support.
their forum is useless also...i never got a single good answer. (if any)

Anyway Centova internally uses Shoutcast-software
but you cannot access it directly.
everything goes trough the Centova-panel
any codes or licences..go trough the Centova panel also.

If you use Centova...you did enter that code into a centova-panel

Yes or No ?

How things work on this planet is that if you have a problem
at point X then you complain (try to solve) at point-X
ie: you look for solutions there where the problem occurs
since it obviously occurred whe you enter it into Centova somewhere
you need to go to Centova.

...does that make sense ?

Now i told you that you shouldn´t count on Centova support
(i suppose you did not buy it...you just rent it)
it effectively means you should complain to your shoutcast-service-provider (host)
He should solve this for you with centova..if he dont ..get a other host.
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