Latest Chrome browser update (v55) breaks Shoutcast v1.x HTML5 players

Discussion in 'News' started by More Support, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    We've started showing a "No Web Player" message (Shoutcast v1) for radio stations which won't play in the browser. These stations can still be played but only via the ".pls" and .m3u" links we display above the message.

    The latest update (v55) being rolled out for Google Chrome unfortunately breaks the ability for Shoutcast v1.x servers to be played with HTML5. More specifically support for HTTP/0.9 over non-standard ports has been dropped. Since Shoutcast v1.x uses HTTP/0.9 and runs on a non-standard port (i.e. not 80 or 443) it gives the error "net::ERR_INVALID_HTTP_RESPONSE" when you attempt to play a stream.

    The bug report can be found here:
    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=669800
    We encourage you to star / vote on / comment on the issue if you are affected.

    There has been talk of a temporary roll back but it seems that playing Shoutcast 1 stations with an HTML5 player will not be possible from now on. We'll keep you posted in this thread. In the meantime if you would like to be upgraded from Shoutcast 1 to Shoutcast 2 or Icecast 2 (both of which don't suffer from this problem) then please contact us.

    More reading:
    Shoutcast.com forum thread: http://forums.shoutcast.com/showthread.php?t=398988
    Webkit bug report: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=164530
     
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2016
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  2. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    We've managed to get around this issue for clients hosted with us by using port 80 (web proxy) instead of the normal port. All shoutcast v1 stations start pages hosted with us should work now.

    Centovacast are testing an update to fix this for embedded widgets which should be available shortly. We will apply the update as soon as its available and let you know in this thread when it's complete.

    In order to fix any issues with external HTML5 web players (jPlayer etc...) you may have used on your own websites you need to use the web proxy url which can be found in the menu of your control panel:

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  3. BroBill

    BroBill New Member

    Is it appropriate to ask a question here about a self-hosted server, rather than a server with your company?
     
  4. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    Hi Bill

    Thanks for asking. We'll try and help if we can. What's the question?
     
  5. BroBill

    BroBill New Member

    Thanks! I may have already discovered the issue ... Looks like a Chrome browser upgrade has broken HTML5 player functionality, rendering my Shoutcast clients without a web player that works on Chrome. The HTML5 player through IE and Firefox appears to be functioning as normal. I'm running Shoutcast DNAS 2.0.0.9, but it appears an update to the latest software is required. So there's where I am at the moment ... do you think I'm on the right path for a resolution to my issue?

    http://198.199.71.224:5500

    ~ Bill
     
  6. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    Yeah it would appear you are affected by this as you are running v2.0.0.9. Upgrading to the latest Shoutcast 2 should solve your problem as anything before v2.4 won't play in Chrome and Safari (and probably soon to be Firefox).
     
  7. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    Shoutcast v1 Centovacast Update Method and Considerations:

    As Shoutcast v1 is over 10 years old and this HTML5 player issue looks like it's here to stay it's probably a good time to upgrade to a more modern streaming server like either Icecast v2 or Shoutcast v2. We have a forum post about the Pro's and Con's of each server type. We would recommend Icecast v2.

    Unfortunately there is no way in Centovacast to upgrade an account from Shoutcast v1 to Icecast v2 or Shoutcast v2. We've asked Centova a few times about this but they say it isn't possible because the amount of port's required varies between each server and encoder type. In addition there's issues with the settings not mapping over either as they differ so greatly.

    In order to upgrade your account we will need to delete your account and recreate it. Your username and hostname will remain the same and we will keep your Auto DJ files but your settings, playlists, history/reports will unfortunately be reset and require reconfiguring. As your port and mount point will change we're pretty sure any directory listings you have around the web would also need updating.

    Contact us if you would like us to arrange this.
     
  8. BroBill

    BroBill New Member

    Just a quick followup to confirm that an upgrade to the latest version of the Shoutcast DNAS cleared up all my issues. And as an aside, installing the new DNAS keeps the old config files intact, so it's easy as pie. Download the appropriate newest version of the DNAS, unpack, stop the PID, restart the Shoutcast server and voila!
     
  9. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    Good to hear! Unfortunately as we manage our radio servers through Centovacast the upgrade process isn't as straight forward.
     
  10. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    We've stopped offering Shoutcast v1 to new users as of now.
     
  11. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

  12. edgar consuegra

    edgar consuegra New Member

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    Hello, how would i go about upgrading to SHOUTcast V2. Your help in this matter will be much appreciated.
     
  13. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Please can you send us an email about this via our contact form so that we can assist you with this. Thanks.
     
  14. Gel

    Gel New Member

    (Smooth Jazz Florida) ALSO suffering on Win10 laptop running latest version of IE11 browser :(
    Screenshot attached.
     

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  15. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Hi Gel,

    That's odd? It's working fine for us on a Win10 laptop in IE11.

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  16. Gel

    Gel New Member

    It happens intermittently; several times this morning for example,
     
  17. Support

    Support Level 1 Support Staff Member

    Could you please let us know if you are still having the same issue in a few days time. Thanks.
     
  18. WhoseLineFan

    WhoseLineFan Member

    @Gel, have you tried using a different web browser? How about restarting or shutting the computer down? Have you also tried clearing the history, cache, and cookies from it as well?
     
  19. More Support

    More Support Level 2 Support Staff Member

    We're sending the following email out to our remaining customers who are still running Shoutcast version 1:

    In addition we are enabling a button in the control panels to request the upgrade.
     
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  20. WhoseLineFan

    WhoseLineFan Member

    So stations on SHOUTcast that haven't upgraded to the new server yet will be removed from the site?
     

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