If the Airtime server has a web browser installed, you can access the administration interface by opening the address:
If you have set up Airtime so that it can be accessed from other computers, you would use a domain name instead. For example:
You can log in for the first time with the username admin and password admin. Your browser should automatically focus on the Username field.
If you enter the password incorrectly three times, you will be presented with a reCAPTCHA challenge to prove that you are a human, and not a password-guessing robot. This feature helps protect your Airtime installation against brute force attacks.
This window also offers the opportunity to Promote my station on Sourcefabric.org (on the page http://www.sourcefabric.org/en/airtime/whosusing/) by checking the box. Fill in the form which will appear with some details about your station. The contact details are only requested for verification purposes, and will not be made available to the public. Click the Browse button to select a Station Logo image from the file manager on your computer.
After the pop-up window is closed, you should now see the Master Panel, which is present at the top of every page of the Airtime interface. On the left hand side, the Master Panel displays the details of the Previous file played out, the current file playing (with an orange progress bar and time elapsed/time remaining), and the details of the Next file due to play. It also displays the name and scheduled time of the current show, with a blue progress bar.
Beneath this side of the Master Panel is the main navigation menu, with sub-menus labelled Now Playing, Add Media, Playlist Builder, Calendar, <span id="><span id=">">System and Help. We'll be looking at the contents of these menus in the following chapters of this book.
On the right hand side, the Master Panel features an On Air indicator, which turns from dark gray to red whenever a file is being played out. Underneath this is a Listen button which opens a pop-up player that can be used to audition playout streams. There is also a clock indicating the Station time and time zone.
In the top right corner, the name of the user currently logged in is displayed, and there is the link to Logout.
Over on the far right side, clicking on a green check mark opens a pop-up window with some information about the version of Airtime installed. If your Airtime installation is not the latest version available, the green check mark changes to a green upgrade arrow. Should your Airtime installation get too far out of date, this arrow will change to a red exclamation mark.
Checking an Icecast server
If you have enabled the Icecast streaming option when you installed Airtime, you can check that the Icecast server is running by opening port 8000 of the server in your web browser. For example, on the server itself, you can use:
You should see the Icecast status page, with details of the connection that Airtime has made to Icecast. If you have only just installed Airtime, there won't be any media playing out yet.