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Centova Cast: Upgrade from Trial to Monthly/Owned License

After trialing Centova Cast v2.2.6 for a few days, I decided to move on and purchase a paid monthly license. Since a new license key needed to be purchased, I started searching about a way to replace my license key on my current installation, but unfortunately I couldn’t find any clear instructions.

By combining information from a few forum posts and knowledge base articles from their website, I finally found a way to do it.

  1. Download their license key update utility
  2. Unzip the contents of the file to the root directory of your Centova Cast web files (eg. /var/www/ or /home/[username]/public_html/)
  3. Launch the script in your broswer: If Centova Cast is installed at http://radio.domain.com then you should launch http://radio.domain.com/licenseupdate.php
  4. Copy the license key of your newly purchased license from your Centova Cast Client Area and click the Update Key button.
  5. SSH to your server and run the command below:
    /home/centovacast/system/runascc/runascc exec ccmanage reissuelicense radio.domain.com

    (replace radio.domain.com with your FQDN you used when purchasing your license)

You should receive output similar to the following:

INF License reissuance forced; renewing license information (this may take a few moments) ...
OK Key updated; new renewal date: 2012-03-07 10:13:39

Your license key is now updated and you’re ready to roll. Happy streaming!