Stream-URL

URL to web radio / stream address

The input of the direct stream URL becomes relevant if you need to configure your own web player or an app or for manually entering of the stream address into a media player or when saving the URL to favorite stations list.

Basically a web radio stream URL consists of:

  • Server-Protocol (http, https)
  • Server-Host
  • Server-Port
  • Stream-Name (mountpoint / streampath)

and results in the following URL-structure:

http(s)://server-host:server-port/stream-name
Example: http://rs16.stream24.net:8000/horeb.mp3

If your stream server is running on HTTP standard port 80 or HTTPS standard port 443, the colon and port number can be omitted:

http://rs16.stream24.net/horeb.mp3
https://rs16.stream24.net/horeb.mp3


As a stream24-customer you will find your individual stream URL in the login area under Server Administration.

Tune-in links for media players

Media player startup files: PLS / M3U / ASX

Similar to .pdf-files which are opened with Acrobat Reader or .docx-documents opened by Word, there are a lot of software players or apps available for the playback of Internet radios in addition to the classic browser-based web players.

By clicking on a so-called playlist start file (PLS / M3U / ASX), the player is automatically started on visitor's device and the radio streams starts playing.

The most popular media players are:

The following explanations will help you to create your own startup files in order to display them additionally as "tune-in links" on your website.

PLS Link file creation   [PLS Demo]

1. Prepare locally a new file with suffix .pls (e.g. stream24.pls)

2. Open this file with a text-editor (e.g. notepad, wordpad)

3. Copy the following content into:

4. Replace only the placeholder {STREAM-URL} with your own Stream-URL (details about Stream-URL see above)

5. Save the file, transfer it to your web server and link to it per text or icon image

M3U Link file creation   [M3U Demo]

1. Create locally a new file with suffix .m3u (e.g. stream24.m3u)

2. Open this file with a text-editor (e.g. notepad, wordpad)

3. Copy the following content into:

4. Replace only the placeholder {STREAM-URL} with your own Stream-URL (details about Stream-URL see above)

5. Save the file, transfer it to your web server and link to it per text or icon image

ASX Link file creation   [ASX Demo]

1. Create locally a new file with suffix .asx (e.g. stream24.asx)

2. Open this file with a text-editor (e.g. notepad, wordpad)

3. Copy the following content into:

4. Replace only the placeholder {STREAM-URL} with your own Stream-URL (details about Stream-URL see above)

5. Save the file, transfer it to your web server and link to it per text or icon image

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