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shoutcaststreaming
01-26-2017, 12:10 AM
After tens of thousands of complaints to Google, they are finally relenting and will allow SHOUTcast v1 to function once again.

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=669800#c103

johny c
01-26-2017, 07:35 PM
All I can say is what a bunch of pricks at google.
Now they do this after many of us have gone to the trouble to change our streams over to Shoutcast ver2.
I bet Im not the only one whos unhappy about them wasting our time.
I for one will never use google chrome again and would never advise people to use it.

GKIye
01-27-2017, 03:14 AM
So true Johny !

I made even a topic about it :
http://forums.broadcastingworld.com/showthread.php?15337-Shoutcast-V2-issue-Current-Listeners-etc

All I can say is what a bunch of pricks at google.
Now they do this after many of us have gone to the trouble to change our streams over to Shoutcast ver2.
I bet Im not the only one whos unhappy about them wasting our time.
I for one will never use google chrome again and would never advise people to use it.

DrO
01-27-2017, 05:56 PM
So they're temporarily re-enabling the code that was disabled / removed as a stop gap for one formal release, then removing that again in the next formal release but adding in a checking hack to allow things to work after the reversion of the reversion. Them dropping a legacy HTTP method makes sense and as the v1 DNAS uses a non-standard format (HTTP-like) then it's no wonder that anything based on Chrome was being treated as the oldest format and so this was just an issue that was waiting to arise.

I fully get that most people only want to use the v1 DNAS but having that end up leading to compatibility hacks within browsers to allow the streams to work is just bonkers imho.

I also know that v2 DNAS is a pain to setup (due to the authhash / account sign-up aspects now enforced by the current owners - though signing-up for other services is deemed fine so I've never understood the dual standards) but I'd rather just run v2.4.7 in private mode (that way the current owners can't do anything to you) and register the stream directly with other relevant Directory services as needed (there's no point in using the SHOUTcast Directory due to the irrelevance of it as there's no way there is a legitimate 70k+ listings).

If anything I'm more surprised that there wasn't just a bigger shift over to using Icecast / alternatives (as has been the general trend over the last few years).

Anyhoo, just my 2p worth
-dro