Radioplayer supports a variety of different stream types on our various platforms.
When playing in HTML5, the browser player supports:
- MP3, including Shoutcast/ Icecast and on-demand/podcast content
When playing in HTTP, the browser player supports:
There is no minimum or maximum bitrate for browser-based playback.
Mobile Apps and Smart Devices
We require stations to provide a stream of under 48k, mp3 or aac for inclusion in the app. In addition, stations can supply a high-bitrate stream for Wi-Fi users and for listeners using smart speakers and other similarly capable connected devices.
The app supports:
- Shoutcast/Icecast MP3
- AAC delivered by HTTP
We accept the following playlist formats:
- PLS, M3U8 including recursive playlists
The maximum bitrate for the "low bitrate" compulsory stream is 48kbps.
Testing your stream
When you submit a stream to us, we'll test it to make sure it complies with our guidelines. It's also useful for you to test the stream before submitting to make sure you're happy it works. For further details on how to do this, check this article here.