Old 26th January 2022, 07:18   #1
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SHOUTcast Basic - Free (or not?)

Hello,

CHecking last changes on SHOUTcast i discovered as they finaly decided to release few features free of charge:

Technical Features
Compatible with any encoder
(including V1 Legacy)
Unlimited Stations
Live Broadcasting
Unlimited Simultaneous Listeners
MP3 & AAC Format Supported
(up to 320kbps)

Scalability
(Support up to 12,000 unique listeners)
Support Backup URL
SSL Support (Only on Linux)
Audience monetization
Ad Replacement


Testing new features i discovered as SSL support and AAC Format are not working:

"WARN [Licence sid=2] Format is not MP3, where only MP3 is allowed"
"stream detected AACv4, LC (2), 22050hz, estimated 64 kbps"
About SSL, server load certificate without error but the port for SSL can not be accesible

So, are this features really free or not, testing last release on Linux as was suggested this 2 most important features are not free?
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Old 26th January 2022, 09:19   #2
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Hey,
I see that you are using the latest version. If rebooting doesn't help, try contacting SHOUTcast. Although no support is included, they should be informed.
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Old 26th January 2022, 12:48   #3
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Done the same test on a windows machine
and i also am not allowed to stream AAC+ 80 kbps.

haven't tested ssl.
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Old 27th January 2022, 18:36   #4
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MP3 & AAC Format Supported
(up to 320kbps)

if you try anything in MP3 higher than 128 the server will disconnect
frequently untill it's set back to 128 , lower bitrates won't disconnect the server.

it seems that shoutcast updated the website but not the things mentioned there, it still looks like the old free plan.

on the bright side of things...

setting up the stream was pretty easy, it took me a whole 10 min......
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Old 27th January 2022, 19:59   #5
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To add to this, I've been looking at moving to Shoutcast for the monetization options. A free account has been setup and the latest Linux server software installed.

While AAC is listed as a supported codec at this level on your website, I'm also getting the "[Licence sid=1] Format is not MP3, where only MP3 is allowed" error.

Is there a subscription I'm missing? Or are we waiting on a software change?
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Old 27th January 2022, 20:17   #6
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To add to this, I've been looking at moving to Shoutcast for the monetization options. A free account has been setup and the latest Linux server software installed.

While AAC is listed as a supported codec at this level on your website, I'm also getting the "[Licence sid=1] Format is not MP3, where only MP3 is allowed" error.

Is there a subscription I'm missing? Or are we waiting on a software change?

The latter.

We tried a serverside solution, but it does actually require a DNAS update, coming soon...
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Old 28th January 2022, 06:51   #7
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Ah, that's good to know. Guess it'll be hawk eyes for a software update then.
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Old 31st January 2022, 16:50   #8
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DNAS v2.6.1 is now available via the RadioManager.

The text might still say 2.6.0 but the links point to 2.6.1.777

Once the text is updated and a few other things are confirmed, we'll update the main 2.6 Release post accordingly.


There's no major changes other than it being free again... which is pretty major :-)
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Old 31st January 2022, 17:30   #9
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tested and it works, streaming aac+ at the moment at 64 kbps

great job and the issue is resolved pretty fast...
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