July 30, 2020 | Hugues 

Learn how to set up mAirList with your Icecast or SHOUTcast broadcasting server.
Software information

Platform: Windows only
License: Commercial (from $375)
Server type: SHOUTcast & Icecast

About mAirList

mAirList is an advanced radio automation software. It has all the relevant features including cartwalls, events scheduler, recorder, voice-tracking, and more. In this tutorial, you will learn how to set up the built-in encoder.

What we love about mAirList

In addition to the wide array of advanced features, we liked that it is highly customizable. Its other pros, include: 

  • Simple to use voice-tracking.
  • Intuitive interface.
  • Has a built-in database (mAirListDB).
  • It supports other third-party databases.

How to setup mAirList with your broadcasting server

1. How to install mAirList

  • Download and open the .exe file to run the setup wizard. 
  • After the installation, you'll see an error window. It is normal. You'll need to activate the trial license.
mairlist error
  • Select Activate Trial License. 
mairlist license manager

You will see that the license has been installed successfully. Close this window, and relaunch mAirList.

2. Encoder setup

Next, we need to set up the encoder: 

  •  Select mAirList> Control Panel.
mairlist control panel
  • Next, select Encoder > Add..
mairlist add encoder

For radios hosted on Cloudradio, you'll find your server or connection details on the radio dashboard.

If you don't have a radio hosting service, you can easily create Shoutcast or Icecast servers on our radio console.

Entering your server details

You have the option to stream to your Icecast, Shoutcast 2, and Shoutcast 1 server. 

Icecast - Example

Host name or IP: e.g. 
Port: e.g. 9020
User: e.g. dj_user
Password: e.g. n3t8zdw0ka
Mount point: /live

mairlist icecast

Here is the mAirList Shoutcast set up:  

Shoutcast 2

Server Type: SHOUTcast v2
Server Address: e.g.
Server Port: e.g. 8000
Username: (blank)
Password: e.g. n3t8zdw0ka
SID: e.g. 1

mairlist shoutcast
  • Click Apply > OK to start streaming.

You should see that mAirList is attempting to establish a connection:

mairlist establish connection

You can also specify how the encoder connects to the broadcasting server: 

In the encoder tab:

  • Select Options. 
  • Then, set your options and click OK.
mairlist options connections

 3. Playing Music

We need to add tracks into the Playlist:  

  • Select Insert > File(s). 
mairlist playing music

To start playing music in automation mode: 

  • Select AUTO > Play button.

 If you have any questions, head over to the mAirList Support Page.

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