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Note for older station owners: Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial Xerus" has reached the end of its support window, which will impact package availability and updates for it. If you are still on 16.04, you are strongly encouraged to upgrade ASAP to 18.04 or, preferably, 20.04 "Focal Fossa".

AzuraCast 0.12.4 is out on our Stable release channel. This release is fully devoted to bug fixes, technical improvements, and across-the-system performance gains, especially for larger stations. See the full changelog here: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

AzuraCast is still beta software, and is still maintained by a very small team of people.

We will do our best to resolve any issues that appear with stable updates, but your patience and understanding are fundamental to our ability to continue to give away our hard work.

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Note: For our release channels, "stable" means it's been operating on several stations with no reported issues. This is no guarantee it will work perfectly on *every* station that updates.

Always routinely back up your installations, especially your production stations.

Also, a technical change: we're now also tagging all of our Docker images with their stable release version, so you can now specifically set `0.12.3` as your version in `.env` (instead of "stable" or "latest") to lock your install to that release version for all images.

AzuraCast stable channel version 0.12.3 is out today, with significant optimizations for larger stations, new features and bug fixes, and support for the embedded Twitter player, which critics are calling "actually very pog". Update today!

Full changelog: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

Not many folks know about AzuraRelay; it's a great complement to an AzuraCast installation, letting you easily relay your live streams and report statistics back to the main installation. We've made some updates to it lately, so testers are welcome! github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraRela

AzuraCast 0.12.2 Stable is now available for updating. This release focuses heavily on bug fixes, but also introduces new "Station online/offline" webhook triggers, Forgot Password functionality, and better logging and debugging. See the changelog here: github.com/AzuraCast/AzuraCast

New in the "Rolling Release" channel: Self-service password resets! Once SMTP is properly configured by an administrator, users can opt to receive password reset tokens; installations that don't have this set up will have the existing link to script instructions in place.

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.

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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