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MarkSJ

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Android - Live Audio Stream
« on: November 17, 2014, 04:48:21 AM »
I would like to put a live Audio stream on in the background.

At the moment, I am using a shoutcast stream, this is what I have tried:

Creating an xml file containing the shout cast stream and using the mrss component - works fine on windows and iOS (although iOS opens media player) Android, does not work - apparently, this is due to the http header provided by shoutcast.

Using a flash player to connect to the shoutcast stream with the HTML component - this works for windows but not for Android or ios (Flash player in the native browser is no longer supported in Android)

Using the audio tag in html 5 works fine on windows but on Android, you need to manualy click start as the autoplay tag is ignored and then it actually crashes signage player anyway

Using JWPlayer and the HTML component seems to work, but unfortunately due to an Android and iPhone restriction it is not possible to auto start the audio

Using an external app such as VLC, would be an option, but external apps arenot supported on Android.

So, right now, the only option I can think of is to encode in RTMP format as audio only and use the MRSS component to play the audio.

If any one has any ideas, or has been able to accomplish this, assistance would be greatly appreciated as I have spent hours and hours on this!!

 

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