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Version: 3.0.0-beta.2

Configuration

To configure LibreTime, you need to edit the /etc/libretime/config.yml file. This page describe the available options to configure your installation.

Don't forget to restart the services after you made changes to the configuration file:

sudo systemctl restart libretime.target
tip

When upgrading, if yq is installed on your system, you can easily keep your configuration file schema in sync, without losing your configuration values:

# Load your existing configuration values and merge them on top
# of the default configuration file
yq '. *= (load("/etc/libretime/config.yml") | ... comments="")' \
installer/config.yml > update-config.yml

# Check what has been updated
diff -y /etc/libretime/config.yml update-config.yml

# Move the updated configuration file in place
sudo cp update-config.yml /etc/libretime/config.yml

General

The general section configure anything related to the legacy and API services.

general:
# The public url.
# > this field is REQUIRED
public_url: "https://example.com"
# The internal API authentication key.
# > this field is REQUIRED
api_key: "some_random_generated_secret!"

# List of origins allowed to access resources on the server,
# the [general.public_url] origin is automatically included.
# > default is []
allowed_cors_origins: []

# The server timezone, should be a lookup key in the IANA time zone database,
# for example Europe/Berlin.
# > default is UTC
timezone: UTC

# How many hours ahead Playout should cache scheduled media files.
# > default is 1
cache_ahead_hours: 1

# Authentication adaptor to use for the legacy service, specify a class like
# LibreTime_Auth_Adaptor_FreeIpa to replace the built-in adaptor.
# > default is local
auth: "local"

Storage

The storage section configure the project storage.

storage:
# Path of the storage directory.
# > default is /srv/libretime
path: "/srv/libretime"

Database

The database section configure the PostgreSQL connection.

caution

Before editing this section be sure to update the PostgreSQL server with the desired values.

Changing a PostgreSQL user password

You can change the libretime PostgreSQL user password using:

sudo -u postgres psql -c "ALTER USER libretime PASSWORD 'new-password';"
database:
# The hostname of the PostgreSQL server.
# > default is localhost
host: "localhost"
# The port of the PostgreSQL server.
# > default is 5432
port: 5432
# The name of the PostgreSQL database.
# > default is libretime
name: "libretime"
# The username of the PostgreSQL user.
# > default is libretime
user: "libretime"
# The password of the PostgreSQL user.
# > default is libretime
password: "some_random_generated_secret!"

RabbitMQ

The rabbitmq section configure the RabbitMQ connection.

caution

Before editing this section be sure to update the RabbitMQ server with the desired values.

Changing a RabbitMq user password

You can change the libretime RabbitMQ user password using:

sudo rabbitmqctl change_password "libretime" "new-password"
rabbitmq:
# The hostname of the RabbitMQ server.
# > default is localhost
host: "localhost"
# The port of the RabbitMQ server.
# > default is 5672
port: 5672
# The virtual host of RabbitMQ server.
# > default is /libretime
vhost: "/libretime"
# The username of the RabbitMQ user.
# > default is libretime
user: "libretime"
# The password of the RabbitMQ user.
# > default is libretime
password: "some_random_generated_secret!"

Playout

The playout section configure anything related to the playout service.

caution

When changing the playout.liquidsoap_* entries, make sure to also configure the liquidsoap.server_listen_* entries accordingly.

playout:
# Liquidsoap connection host.
# > default is localhost
liquidsoap_host: "localhost"
# Liquidsoap connection port.
# > default is 1234
liquidsoap_port: 1234

# The format for recordings.
# > must be one of (ogg, mp3)
# > default is ogg
record_file_format: ogg
# The bitrate for recordings.
# > default is 256
record_bitrate: 256
# The samplerate for recordings.
# > default is 44100
record_samplerate: 44100
# The number of channels for recordings.
# > default is 2
record_channels: 2
# The sample size for recordings.
# > default is 16
record_sample_size: 16

Liquidsoap

The liquidsoap section configure anything related to the liquidsoap service.

caution

When changing the liquidsoap.server_listen_* entries, make sure to also configure the playout.liquidsoap_* entries accordingly.

liquidsoap:
# Liquidsoap server listen address.
# > default is 127.0.0.1
server_listen_address: "127.0.0.1"
# Liquidsoap server listen port.
# > default is 1234
server_listen_port: 1234

# Input harbor listen address.
# > default is ["0.0.0.0"]
harbor_listen_address: ["0.0.0.0"]

Stream

The stream section configures anything related to the input and output streams.

stream:
inputs: # See the [stream.inputs] section.
outputs: # See the [stream.outputs] section.
info

To help you simplify your stream configuration, you can use yaml anchors to define a common properties and reuse them in your output definitions:

stream:
outputs:
# This can be reused to define multiple outputs without duplicating data
.default_icecast_output: &default_icecast_output
source_password: "hackme"
admin_password: "hackme"
name: "LibreTime!"
description: "LibreTime Radio!"
website: "https://libretime.org"
genre: "various"

icecast:
- <<: *default_icecast_output
enabled: true
mount: "main.ogg"
audio:
format: "ogg"
bitrate: 256

- <<: *default_icecast_output
enabled: true
mount: "main.mp3"
audio:
format: "mp3"
bitrate: 256

Inputs

The stream.inputs section configures anything related to the input streams.

stream:
# Inputs sources.
inputs:
# Main harbor input.
main:
# Harbor input public url. If not defined, the value will be generated from
# the [general.public_url] hostname, the input port and mount.
public_url:
# Mount point for the main harbor input.
# > default is main
mount: "main"
# Listen port for the main harbor input.
# > default is 8001
port: 8001

# Show harbor input.
show:
# Harbor input public url. If not defined, the value will be generated from
# the [general.public_url] hostname, the input port and mount.
public_url:
# Mount point for the show harbor input.
# > default is show
mount: "show"
# Listen port for the show harbor input.
# > default is 8002
port: 8002

Outputs

The stream.outputs section configures anything related to the output streams.

stream:
# Output streams.
outputs:
icecast: # See the [stream.outputs.icecast] section.
shoutcast: # See the [stream.outputs.shoutcast] section.
system: # See the [stream.outputs.system] section.

Icecast

The stream.outputs.icecast section configures the icecast output streams.

danger

If you configure more than 2 icecast stream on a single icecast server, make sure to raise the icecast sources limit:

<icecast>
<limits>
<sources>2</sources>
</limits>
</icecast>
stream:
outputs:
# Icecast output streams.
# > max items is 3
icecast:
- # Whether the output is enabled.
# > default is false
enabled: false
# Output public url, If not defined, the value will be generated from
# the [general.public_url] hostname, the output port and mount.
public_url:
# Icecast server host.
# > default is localhost
host: "localhost"
# Icecast server port.
# > default is 8000
port: 8000
# Icecast server mount point.
# > this field is REQUIRED
mount: "main"
# Icecast source user.
# > default is source
source_user: "source"
# Icecast source password.
# > this field is REQUIRED
source_password: "hackme"
# Icecast admin user.
# > default is admin
admin_user: "admin"
# Icecast admin password. If not defined, statistics won't be collected.
admin_password: "hackme"

# Icecast output audio.
audio:
# Icecast output audio format.
# > must be one of (aac, mp3, ogg, opus)
# > this field is REQUIRED
format: "ogg"
# Icecast output audio bitrate.
# > must be one of (32, 48, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320)
# > this field is REQUIRED
bitrate: 256

# format=ogg only field: Embed metadata (track title, artist, and show name)
# in the output stream. Some bugged players will disconnect from the stream
# after every songs when playing ogg streams that have metadata information
# enabled.
# > default is false
enable_metadata: false

# Icecast stream name.
name: "LibreTime!"
# Icecast stream description.
description: "LibreTime Radio!"
# Icecast stream website.
website: "https://libretime.org"
# Icecast stream genre.
genre: "various"

Shoutcast

The stream.outputs.shoutcast section configures the shoutcast output streams.

stream:
outputs:
# Shoutcast output streams.
# > max items is 1
shoutcast:
- # Whether the output is enabled.
# > default is false
enabled: false
# Output public url. If not defined, the value will be generated from
# the [general.public_url] hostname and the output port.
public_url:
# Shoutcast server host.
# > default is localhost
host: "localhost"
# Shoutcast server port.
# > default is 8000
port: 8000
# Shoutcast source user.
# > default is source
source_user: "source"
# Shoutcast source password.
# > this field is REQUIRED
source_password: "hackme"
# Shoutcast admin user.
# > default is admin
admin_user: "admin"
# Shoutcast admin password. If not defined, statistics won't be collected.
admin_password: "hackme"

# Shoutcast output audio.
audio:
# Shoutcast output audio format.
# > must be one of (aac, mp3)
# > this field is REQUIRED
format: "mp3"
# Shoutcast output audio bitrate.
# > must be one of (32, 48, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320)
# > this field is REQUIRED
bitrate: 256

# Shoutcast stream name.
name: "LibreTime!"
# Shoutcast stream website.
website: "https://libretime.org"
# Shoutcast stream genre.
genre: "various"

System

The stream.outputs.system section configures the system outputs.

stream:
outputs:
# System outputs.
# > max items is 1
system:
- # Whether the output is enabled.
# > default is false
enabled: false
# System output kind.
# > must be one of (alsa, ao, oss, portaudio, pulseaudio)
# > default is alsa
kind: "alsa"

LDAP

The ldap section provide additional configuration for the authentication mechanism defined in general.auth, please see the custom authentication documentation for more details.

ldap:
# Hostname of LDAP server.
hostname: "ldap.example.org"
# Complete DN of user used to bind to LDAP.
binddn: "uid=libretime,cn=sysaccounts,cn=etc,dc=int,dc=example,dc=org"
# Password for binddn user.
password: "hackme"
# Domain part of username.
account_domain: "INT.EXAMPLE.ORG"
# Base search DN.
basedn: "cn=users,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=example,dc=org"
# Name of the uid field for searching. Usually uid, may be cn.
filter_field: "uid"

# Map user types to LDAP groups. Assign user types based on the group of a given user
# Key format is groupmap_*.
groupmap_superadmin: "cn=superadmin,cn=groups,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=example,dc=org"
groupmap_admin: "cn=admin,cn=groups,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=example,dc=org"
groupmap_program_manager: "cn=program_manager,cn=groups,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=example,dc=org"
groupmap_host: "cn=host,cn=groups,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=example,dc=org"
groupmap_guest: "cn=guest,cn=groups,cn=accounts,dc=int,dc=example,dc=org"