[Icecast] Webradio directory

"Thomas B. Rücker" thomas at ruecker.fi
Fri Jan 9 19:34:20 UTC 2015

On 01/09/2015 06:39 PM, The Darkener wrote:
> "Icecast Player" for Android ( see
> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.voody.icecast.player&hl=en
> ) pulls the Xiph directory so if you are listed there, it should come
> up. This, out of XIAA Live and a few others (including vlc for Android)
> seems to perform the best, though the interface has a little to be
> desired. And no version for iOS I'm pretty sure.
> I am working on a project that will involve building a simple Icecast
> player for Android. My aim will be to make it as stable as possible with
> Vorbis and Opus streaming, including handling the fallback system,
> sudden changes in quality or bitrate / channels / sample rate with
> grace. I just need some help with funding the development, I'm exploring
> options here. I'll also have a version for iOS developed as well.

We are rewriting the directory and will be offering an updated API in
the near future. Most likely JSON. Hopefully something much more
flexible than the biiiig XML file nowadays.
Also if you pull the XML file, especially on mobile devices, USE HTTP
COMPRESSION! (It gives you a factor 10 size reduction!)



> Cheers,
> Jordan
> Jordan (PGP: 0x78DD41CB)
> On 12/29/2014 07:18 AM, John Gmail wrote:
>> Hi Martin, 
>> I use a muses which runs on all devices. The JavaScript is hosted by
>> muses but it can be self hosted. I found that this was both the
>> easiest and most cross platform solution. The player is here:
>> www.zaumfm.com <http://www.zaumfm.com> 
>> I'm not sure about where to get your station featured but will keep an
>> eye on this thread for hints
>> John McGrath
>> On 29 Dec 2014, at 14:46, Martin Jangowski
>> <martin at jangowski-itservice.de <mailto:martin at jangowski-itservice.de>>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> I'm running "Radio Unicorns" for one year now, transmitting live
>>> coverage of one of Germanys best american football teams, the
>>> Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns. Technically, it's a root server running
>>> freebsd and the latest icecast. I had up to several hundred
>>> concurrent listeners this year and had the server tested up to 2000
>>> listeners (had to tweak a few kernel parameters to achive that). The
>>> icecast server was our least problem, it just ran flawlessly.
>>> One problem we're facing is how to propagate our service. The users
>>> looking at the team's website with a PC and a standard browser like
>>> Firefox, Chrome or IE just click on the link with the proper
>>> .m3u-File to listen to our radio, but the users with smartphones
>>> (iPhone & Android) have more problems. There are lots of apps out
>>> there that can listen to a .mp3-stream, but most of these apps don't
>>> show our server when searching for "Radio Unicorns". I listed our
>>> radio on xiph.org <http://xiph.org>, but there have to be more public
>>> directories, because no app I checked finds Radio Unicorns when
>>> searching for it. There are lots of small radio stations listed in
>>> these apps, but I wasn't able to find out where these apps are
>>> looking for station listings and how to add our station to it.
>>> If anyone out there could point me to these services, I'd be
>>> grateful. Thanks in advance!
>>> Martin
>>> <martin.vcf>
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