How to make app inventor radio streaming shoutcast

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Good day everyone. I have a problem with this app inventor radio streaming shoutcast. What I want to do is create a shoutcast stream app with the app inventor. So far, my code has worked successfully on the emulator but I couldn’t get it to work with any other real device. Any idea how to solve this? Thanks.

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How to make app inventor radio streaming shoutcast

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Hello Mr.Jabez.

App Inventor will play streaming audio just fine.But  you have to use the blocks editor to set the player source to the URL of the stream — it won't work to set it in the designer.

You'll need to use a URL of an actual audio stream.  These can be tricky for find, since most of the URLs you find on music sites point to the player or to a playlist, not to the actual stream.
 
Here's an example URL of an actual stream  that ought to work: Minnesota public radio
 
– One way to find these is to go to www.shoutcast.com and then  either:

– Right click on a station link, then save the .pls file and look at the corresponding url contained
   -or-
– View the page source and click on any of the links that start with "http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id=XXXXXX" and look at the urls in the playlist text file

If you have a URL and want to test whether it's a stream, you can use iTunes if you have  Mac and go under advanced -> open stream, and try to play that URL.
 
Thank you.

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