We're moving our GitHub Sponsors page over from a personal account to the organization's account, where it can be managed by the same non-profit as our OpenCollective. If you can, your donation would be greatly appreciated! Find the new page at: github.com/sponsors/AzuraCast

In the interest of improving inclusivity in our code, we've renamed all of the AzuraCast primary Git branches from "master" to "main". For most users, this won't impact updates, but Ansible users may want to read this note if they have trouble updating: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

Our team has been working to put together a new documentation hub powered by Wiki.js that features an improved, more intuitive navigation, tag searching and better information for advanced users.

Try it out today at docs.azuracast.com/ and let us know your thoughts.

@imacrea We'll look into whether Matomo has a measurements API that can be relatively easily interchanged with the GA one, and if so, we'll enable it as an option on that webhook as well. :)

Our latest Rolling Release update shows you which mount point or remote relay each listener is connected to in the listener reports, and adds support for publishing live listener statistics to Google Analytics in real time. We'll work on adding more documentation for this soon.

Support for LADSPA plugins has also been added to Ansible installations, with all plugins available for all supported Ubuntu versions with the exception of the Linux Studio Plugins, which are only available on 20.04 (Focal Fossa).

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Power users: our latest rolling-release Docker image adds support for LADSPA, a popular plugin-based audio processing tool, to Liquidsoap. We include several popular plugins, allowing you to perform powerful equalization in your configuration like this: github.com/mkpascal/mk_liquids

New in AzuraCast's rolling release version: automatically check remote web services for album art! This can be turned on for the Now Playing API and/or when uploading media. By default, it uses the free MusicBrainz API, but if you have a lastfm API key, you can use that service.

AzuraCast was already able to run on low-cost hardware, but when Anish approached us about this project, we worked to make our software entirely self-contained and not dependent on the Internet at all. We're proud to be a part of this project bringing media around the world.

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50% of people around the globe don't have Internet access, but people like Anish Mangal and the Internet-in-a-Box project help bring an oasis of Internet content to places like the remote valleys of the Himalayas.

One tool they use: AzuraCast!

Listen: bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cszv1s

If you've been on the "rolling release" channel and you'd like to switch to the stable channel, now is a perfect time to do so. Learn more about our release channels and how to switch from one to another in our guide here: azuracast.com/administration/s

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Note that if you're upgrading from stable version 0.10.4 or older and you have a larger music library, this migration may take quite a long time as it involves several major database structure changes. Please be patient as your installation updates.

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AzuraCast's stable channel is now on version 0.11, featuring Hacktoberfest contributions like:
- Storage Locations with S3 Support
- Unique listener stats
- Removing InfluxDB and
- Lots of bug fixes and quality improvements.

See the full changelog at github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

We're planning to retire our Slack community in favor of our much more popular Discord server, which also offers us more granular moderation tools and the ability to test radio stations via the voice chat functionality. Join us there today at azuracast.com/discord !

If you're curious where the music on our demo installation (demo.azuracast.com/) comes from, it's from our friends over at @Wolf_Beats Media, a label with a highly permissive music license that promotes sharing and remixing. Learn more about them at wolfbeatsmedia.com/.

Under the hood, all media is now associated with a storage location, so if more than one station shares the same storage location, the media will only need to be processed once, significantly improving performance for installations with shared libraries.

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Our latest rolling release update introduces Storage Locations, meaning you can now store station media, broadcast recordings and backups either locally or on an S3-compatible remote storage location (like Amazon S3, Wasabi, or DigitalOcean Spaces).

We've switched from just using GitHub releases to track changes to keeping a rolling changelog file, so you can also see what's in the latest rolling release version before it is published as a stable version.

We got a lot done in October! Check it out: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

If you're interested in working with us to complete one of our goals, or you just have questions in general about our software, you're always welcome to join us in our Discord community: azuracast.com/discord

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We had planned on an "office hours" event this afternoon in support of our participation, but our event application at MLH (the only approved venue for Hacktoberfest events) was never approved, so regretfully we have no official event to promote at this point.

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