MediaCP Manual
    1. Getting Started
    2. Sales Questions
    3. Frequently Asked Questions
    4. Transcoder System Benchmarks
    5. Start your own streaming platform
    1. Change account currency
    2. Product Licensing
    1. Introduction
    2. Installation & Upgrade
      1. System Requirements
      2. Versions & Releases
      3. Installation
      4. Upgrading
      5. Streaming Servers
        1. Nginx-Rtmp Video Server
        2. Flussonic Media Server
        3. Icecast 2 / Icecast KH
        4. Wowza Streaming Engine
      6. SSL Certificates
    3. Billing Integration
      1. WHMCS Integration Guide
    4. Migrate from other software
      1. Migrate from Centovacast
    5. Backup & Restoration
      1. Backup MediaCP
      2. Restore MediaCP
      3. Transfer to another server
    6. Administration
      1. Custom Web Service Configurations
      2. Reset Admin Password
      3. Port 80 / 443 Proxy
      4. MediaCP System Commands
      5. Change MediaCP domain name
      6. Move media to another hard disk
      7. Secure your server
      8. Troubleshooting Login Errors
    7. Scaling
      1. Scale with Wowza and CloudFront CDN
      2. Nginx-Rtmp with CloudFront CDN
    8. Troubleshooting
      1. Grant access to support team
      2. Troubleshooting Wowza Streaming Engine
      3. FTP Troubleshooting
      4. MySQL Database Troubleshooting
      5. Reporting Troubleshooting
      6. Troubleshooting Liquidsoap AutoDJ
      7. Video Relay Troubleshooting
    1. Introduction
    2. Administrators Dashboard
    3. System Configuration
      1. General
      2. Services
      3. Video Players
      4. Albums
      5. Email
      6. Plugins
      7. Statistics
      8. Backups
      9. Custom HTML
      10. Misc
    4. Customer Accounts
      1. Managing existing Customers
      2. Create a new Customer
      3. Deleting a Customer
      4. Login as another Customer
      5. Send email to Customer
      6. Reset Customer Password
    5. Reseller Accounts
      1. Reseller Plans
      2. Create a Reseller Account
    6. Media Services
      1. Creating a Media Service
      2. Deleting a Media Service
    7. Announcements
      1. Managing Announcements
      2. Creating Announcement
      3. Deleting Announcement
    8. Statistics
    9. Software Health
    10. Software Updates
    11. Email Templates
    12. API
    1. API Documentation
    2. Custom Domain Names
    3. Shoutcast 2 Admin Guide
    4. Wowza and Flussonic on same system
    5. Submit a feature request
    6. Wowza Custom Properties
    1. Shoutcast 2 Live Broadcasting
    2. DJ Priorities
    3. HTML5 Audio Player
    4. Broadcasting with AutoDJ
    5. Shoutcast 2 Premium
    6. Mount Points
    1. Getting started with video streaming
    2. Live Streaming Overview
    3. TV Station Overview
    4. Ondemand Video Streaming
    5. Relay & IP Camera
    6. Connecting your encoder
    7. Managing your media files
    8. Embedding player on your website
    9. Video Transcoding (Adaptive Bitrate Streaming)
    10. Image Logo or Watermark Overlay on Video Stream
    11. nDVR Live Streaming
    12. Shoutcast 2 Stream Publishing
    13. Facebook Live Streaming
    14. Youtube Stream Publishing
    15. Icecast Stream Publishing
    16. Twitch Stream Publishing
    17. Periscope Stream Publishing
HTML5 Audio Player

Last updated 2 years ago

The audio player is compatible with all modern browsers, it supports native HTML5 and SSL streaming and comes in 3 different sizes: Large, Small and Compact. The player is available only with the MediaCP software and it cannot be used with external streams outside of the MediaCP.

The Audio Player includes the following primary features:

  • Automatic Album Cover Art from iTunes or LastFM
  • Fallback custom background where a relative image cannot be located or cover albums are disabled
  • Direct Player Links
  • Mount Point Selection
  • Listener Count
  • Domain Restrictions – Play only on specific websites

HTTPS / SSL & Stream Proxy

The Audio Player is designed to work either with native SSL from the streaming service (Shoutcast or Icecast) or with the MediaCP Stream Proxy. If the stream proxy is enabled on a service, this method is used as the preferred streaming url by the player. The stream proxy is delivered through nginx proxy_pass feature and provides minimal overhead and CPU consumption.

The Stream Proxy is enabled automatically for server types where SSL is either not available; or not ideal. This includes:

  • Shoutcast 2.5 – SSL support is not available in the server software
  • Shoutcast 2.6 – SSL support is a premium only paid feature from www.shoutcast.com

Autoplay

Autoplaying a stream is a complicated process with modern browsers, since the Chrome engine implemented Autoplay Policy Changes which prohibit a stream from autoplaying unless certain conditions are made

The policy specifies that autoplay is only possible where:

  1. The audio is muted; or
  2. The user has engaged with the website before autoplay starts; or
  3. The user has previously played media on the website with sound.


Because of these restrictions, it does not make a lot of sense to start an audio-only stream muted; because it will confuse the user visiting the website.

We will be working on some changes in the future to automatically detect the last 2 conditions above and attempt autoplay once one or more of the conditions are met. 

Mount Points

The Audio Player streams the default Mount Point URL as defined in the MediaCP so it is important that you are broadcasting to the same Mount Points that are listed in the Mount Points configuration.

When more than one mount point is specified, the player will show a dropdown selection allowing the user to change to a different stream. This can be useful for providing multiple bitrate streams.

Album Covers

Album covers are displayed on the stream by default. The image is located from iTunes or Last.fm depending on the panel configuration. If an image is not available, the configured Player Background will be displayed instead.

It is possible to disable Album Covers from the Player Configuration, by unchecking the Covers item from Display Options.

Player Configuration

It is possible to access the player configuration while logged into the MediaCP. You will see the configuration icon available on the player itself.

Permitted Domains

It is possible to lock the player so that it will only work from a specified list of domains. This allows you to control where the player can be used. The list of domains should be provided in a simple list of domain names only, not including anything additional (do not include http:// or https://). For example: mediacp.net, mydomain.com

This function works by utilizing the browser Access-Control-Allow-Origin feature in conjunction with the JSON configuration URL (where the player gets information about the stream). If a domain is not included in the allowed list, it will be blocked from accessing the configuration data by the browser itself. 

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