| 11:28 am on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I'm wondering if the problem is that it's designed to block playing because of copyright?
| 11:42 am on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|I'm wondering if its possible with my current setup (streaming shoutcast server) |
I wouldn't say it is impossible but when I was setting up something similar I
intercepted Droids and offered them a free 3rd party app (same idea for iPhones).
There is no standardization across media players for audio streams, and it sucks.
| 4:36 pm on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I know that the default player in android can play a stream from an rtsp server but I'm not sure how to set that up and if it's similar to shoutcsat/icecast.
I really don't want to have to ask listeners to download anything. Obviously that is the easy route, but it would be nice to have a flash player that auto plays or a link that says click to listen and that opens the default player streaming from rtsp.
In my research I've found that icecast servers streaming aac or aacplus can use a flash player to embed the stream masked as an flv. However, i think it requires something special with the icecast installation because in my test at home I could not get it to work.
| 4:48 pm on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
drooh, why don't you let users have an app. That's not really a big issue these days.
| 6:42 pm on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
|not really a big issue these days |
It may not be a big issue for the tech savvy or committed.
But it is a huge issue for the broadcaster, who wants a simple "click to listen" hyperlink.
It really should be as simple as that, and I have a lot of sympathy with the OP - the average user is far too impatient (or wary) to read instructions, download and install yet another media player, and paste in a URL before they can decide whether they like your stream or not.
The problem is not just with mobile devices, desktops/laptops are almost as bad - some media players require the .m3u extension, some require it to be omitted, some cope either way, some change the requirement between versions. A Flash player can be a good solution for desktops but is useless on mobiles or iDevices.
A default media player that does not support streaming is one thing, but the lack of standardization among those that do is unbelievable.
I started radio broadcasting in 2005 and have always had to offer multiple solutions. With the exception of more recent versions of QuickTime Player, every solution I have implemented for the various media players (those that do actually support streaming) has had one thing in common - a simple hyperlink to the stream using the HTTP protocol - and they can't even harmonize that.
It should be so much easier than it is.
| 7:07 pm on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)|
ipad,iphone,ipod can all play m3u stream by default. THANK YOU!
android can play an rtsp stream in default player, ikes!
android can play a flash embeded player with icecast/aacplus flv enabled (see fastserv website)