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I haven't received any complaints yet from our customers, but other companies have.


Seems that SHOUTcast (Radinomy) have inserted pre-roll ads when a stream starts up.


More info is here:





Updates will follow.


It might help if they receive a few thousand complaint emails for everybody here. However, I doubt it. I really miss Nullsoft.


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[TD=class: alt1] We were testing the insertion of pre-rolls for one particular CDN (hosting provider) who'd requested it.

Unfortunately, in the process, pre-rolls for all registered DNAS stations was activated by mistake.


We've now disabled it.


Thanks everyone for letting us know. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Monetization for DNAS is indeed opt-in, not opt-out.




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Lets hope they didnt think it is a good idea for down the road a bit.


What's to say that it's not something they'd already wanted to do but were told a number of times it wouldn't go down well...


Either way, a) that's a complete cock-up to have done that & not know about it for quite a time until broadcasters complained and b) has shown their preferred stance on things imho.



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