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Now playing send to server

Hi how do I setup the now playing plugin to send info on a server instead of the hard drive. So normally it saves to c:\nowplaying.txt well instead how to I get it to save on

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I can see two approaches.

1) Use the "now playing" plug in to save a text file on the computer (or a mapped share) and get some software (I don't know what) to "push" it to the website.

2) Get whoever wrote the website to accept one of the HTTP or TCP/IP requests that the "now playing" plug in can generate.

This is more elegant.

I have made this work with a Barix Instreamer but it wasn't easy. 

I don't know quite how the website would accept this information but the plugin is designed to feed TuneIn or similar so I'm fairly sure it could (in theory at least) work.

Some of the streaming services have widgets which show metadata, you could look at using one of those services.


how do we embed now playing onto our site

Thank you, still working on it.

After a bit of experimentation I can replicate the blank "nowplaying.txt" file.

It happens if you play the same file twice in succession.

It's nothing to do with Rocket Broadcaster, the file as viewed on a different PC (with share access to where the file lives) has a length of 0kB.

v2.06.2.2785 if it helps.

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Could be blank on this end too....Now Playing open it but RB cant find it...I think i will name the shows (text) thanks!
Thank you!

I can show you metadata transfer working between PlayIt Live and Rocket Broadcaster.

They are both on the same PC in this case but it also works using a mapped share between two different PCs.



The metadata is a PRO (paid) feature on Rocket but does work.


There are some caveats. Opus metadata doesn't work (a Rocket/Opus limitation I believe) and I have seen PlayIt Live produce blank "nowplaying.txt" files.

I think this was related to dragging items into the playlist but I haven't investigated it.

From my experience the Rocket streaming of the information in the text file is solid.


Thank you Jason,,,

As you said you can see that the file is written but Rocket Broadcaster cannot find the file I would suggest you contact Rocket Broadcaster Support

Yes and the .txt file written and saved no problem but Rocket Broadcaster do not recognized or find the .txt file on the same pc, saying error: file not found

Have you played a track to create the file? If it had a problem writing the file you would see an error on this window. If you continue to have problems please send your data using this tool and I can look at the logs:

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Please can you show me a screenshot of the Now Playing configuration on the Now Playing plugin. For example, have you ticked the box that says "Save now playing track to a file" as well as entering a Now Playing file path, and also clicked Apply Changes.

The first email i sent has the text....Now Playing Plugin create that text when I browse....when I browse in RB it cannot be found error

Please can you show a screenshot of what you have entered into the Now Playing plugin and what you have entered into Rocket Broadcaster.

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