Is there a method to block sites, apps etc from using radioboss.fm stream URL?

nadalk

New member
I'd prefer that listeners only come to the website to hear the stream, but currently there are fly-by-night websites that grab the stream URL and use at their online space for their gain. There is also the issue that apps such as tunein which allow users to add stream URL therefore never getting to the website and only seeing ads by tunein.

I really need a method to block that activity and it seemingly can only be achieved with a process served by the stream provider at radioboss.fm.

An idea of such

PHP:
if( $getCurrentUrl != 'https://mysite.com' ) doNotPlay();

Do you have such a method or do you intend to develop that process?
 

djsoft

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Staff member
Referrer URL can be easily forged, so if one is determined to include your stream in their web site, they won't be stopped by this.
 

nadalk

New member
Referrer URL can be easily forged, so if one is determined to include your stream in their web site, they won't be stopped by this.
While that may be true, it's not a simple general user action, so it will serve as a deterrent and sites that practice the method will just move on to what's easily available.

I've opted to using your password protect function, but trying to define a method to autofill the browser basic authentication form when the user click the play button. I inquired at stackoverflow and still waiting for a response.
 

djsoft

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Staff member
but trying to define a method to autofill the browser basic authentication form when the user click the play button. I inquired at stackoverflow and still waiting for a response.
You can use http://username:password@sX.radioboss.fm:8000 format to supply the password in the link. Not all browsers will accept this, though.

While that may be true, it's not a simple general user action, so it will serve as a deterrent and sites that practice the method will just move on to what's easily available.
We'll see if there's a demand for it from other users and if that's the case we'll implement it.
 

nadalk

New member
We'll see if there's a demand for it from other users and if that's the case we'll implement it.
It will be an excellent attractive feature for radioboss.fm stream service and will surely become the preference of internet radio. My clients have been begging for this and I have been moving them from fastcast, primcast, voscast, streamup to your much better stream cloud and software. (y)

While many internet radio have fallen into the trap of placing their stream at hundreds of so-called radio directories, there is absolutely no gain if one depends on revenue generated at their own site. If one is solely about aural marketing as terrestrial radio does, then multiple distribution sources are great, but my observation is that internet radio is primarily about visual and click marketing and the radio directories are well aware of that, hence the reason they USE streaming sources as FREE content for their site's gain.
 

djsoft

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Staff member
Makes sense, we'll consider adding this feature in the future versions - thank you for the suggestion.
 
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