Old 22nd October 2016, 17:15   #1
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Get Radio Stream link with the station details

Hello all,

I hope you can help me with this.

When I try to access the directory using the http://api.shoutcast.com/ address, I only get the details of the stations. It is good, but is there a way to get the actual stream link for these stations?
When I use http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-...n.pls?id=XXXXX then the browser downloads it straight away. Can the stream link be returned in any other format like xml, or can this be shown in the http://api.shoutcast.com/ result list?

Many thanks in advance.
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Old 25th October 2016, 13:39   #2
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your browser downloads the file because it doesnt know how to natively handle it. using a browser that does know how to handle the file (such as safari) will render an html5 audio player and begin playback (see attached file)

if you use a command line tool such as curl, the contents of the pls file is returned

code:
$ curl "http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id=1191311"
[playlist]
numberofentries=1
File1=http://stream.dubstep.fm:80/256mp3
Title1=(#1 - 129/500) Dubstep.fm
Length1=-1
Version=2



furthermore, just about any other method of getting the file (outside of the browser) will result in the above output, or the above output saved to a pls file.
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Old 27th October 2016, 01:03   #3
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#dopelabs, Thank you.
I already made a short macro in vb.net so I can loop through the records from the database and update it once the contents returned.
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