First post and a new user of Play It so please be gentle.
I´ve set up Play It to broadcast over the internet to an Icecast server. This works great as far as sending the audio goes, but how do you send the track title and artist so it can show up in your audio player? I´ve tried multiple HTML5 players but no joy. I´ve tried VLC Media Player too.
When using the autoDJ function on my Icecast server it does send the track, artist and album names to the various players. Is this to do with Play It or more a function of the player?
If it´s the player, can you recommend a good one to work with Play It that could be embedded in a website?
For completeness, I don't think the "Now Playing" plug in is required for the PlayIt Live Internet Streaming Plug In.
I have a Raspberry Pi running Icecast on the same LAN as an old Dell 745 with PlayIt Live running.
PlayIt Live feeds a mixer (via an external multi channel USB sound card) and then the mixer feeds the PC built in sound card input with the mixed audio.
The streaming setup looks like this (I've also got the processing plug in on this machine):
the encoder settings look fairly normal for an Icecast server. Note the IP address is within my LAN because it is running on the Raspberry Pi. If you wanted a "public" stream you would need to have a streaming service on the Internet.
Thanks Mark, I get it now.
I was confusing myself and mixing up "streamer" for "player", and couldn't understand how what I was calling a "streamer" (really the player) could access a file on my hard drive.
There is a handy "plug in" for a one off £3 that puts the track playing in a file.
With this, the track metadata appears.
It works with PlayIt Live's own streamer and B.U.T.T. to my knowledge.
If the place the track text file is put is visible to any other streaming system I think it would work with that.