[Icecast] Re What HTML5 radio player do you use ?

michel memeteau michel.memeteau at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 09:59:06 UTC 2013

Hi everybody .

i'm testing html5media to move from flashonly to "works everywhere" icecast

I have both my ogg and mp3 streams served by my page :


and opus and aac in the works.

But I experience very frequent disconnection, do you confirm ?

web perso : http://memeteau.org

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2013/3/30 Tim Baker <tim at tjbaker.co.uk>

> I used MediaElement.js - far from great (no tracknames) but it does
> usually work on mobile (Android, I don't have an IOS machine to text but I
> suspect it will be Ok)…problem is with HTML5 is it's spotty across the
> browsers even on Mac, and on Android pre 4.1 forget it - some work, some
> don't.
> Firefox for instance is HTML5 on paper, in reality because of file formats
> (MP3 support in HTML5 isn't supported yet like MP4 in video, or wasn't in
> previous versions...) you need a Flash fallback unless you want to
> simultaneously stream OGG and MP3 - given the fact very few of the
> directories and players support OGG I'm a little wary of devoting a stream
> to it. I'm sure it's wonderful yaddayaddayadda for the geeks but in a Flash
> streaming world, MP3 gets the shout(cast). seems to be much more compatible
> - my Pure Contour Internet radio can't play OGG for example, but does do
> AAC and MP3.
> So yes you do need a Flash fallback - I use MediaElement.js as part pf a
> Wordpress plugin. I wish it was more customisable…some of the others that
> purport to be HTML5 players don't seem to work, with a libShout or Icecast
> stream at all - JPlayer works but the skins are *awful* and I don't have
> the time to make one as it looks really hard, but JWPlayer refused to work
> with my stream. Shame because JWPlayer's HTML5 > Flash fallback is really
> good. The only other one I got to work but not with stream info is svnlabs
> HTML5 player. There is a free Wordpress plugin, but the rest are paid for,
> and you can't redesign or customise it, which makes it a little pointless.
> The other one I've come across which is Flash but seems to have
> mobile-HTML5 solution (?) is Streema. If you register your station they
> have a free player, which seems to work really well - I thought only Flash
> but looking at the code it seems to be HTML based…might be wrong, but I
> couldn't find any SWF or Silverlight in the code.
> Hope this helps
> Tim
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