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radio-stream

0.0.1 • Public • Published

node-radio-stream

A NodeJS interface for connecting to, parsing metadata, and reading from SHOUTcast/Icecast radio streams.

This module offers an interface for retrieving the raw audio data and parsing the metadata from an SHOUTcast or Icecast broadcast. The exposed API is offered as a ReadStream for compatibility and flexibility with Node's other Stream interfaces.

Usage

Here's a basic example of just piping the clean audio data to stdout, while printing the HTTP response headers and metadata events to stderr:

var radio = require("radio-stream");

var stream = radio.createReadStream(url);

stream.on("connect", function() {
  console.error("Radio Stream connected!");
  console.error(stream.headers);
});
stream.on("data", function(chunk) {
  process.stdout.write(chunk);
});
stream.on("metadata", function(title) {
  console.error(title);
});

Look in the examples directory for code of some more complex use-cases.

The most important use case of this is for HTML5 web apps that listen to radio streams; the <audio> tag doesn't know how to deal with the extra metadata and it is impossible to extract (on the client-side). But a WebSocket connection could be used in conjunction with this module to provide those metadata events to a web browser, for instance.

Installation

Installation through npm is the most straight-forward way to install the node-radio-stream module:

npm install radio-stream

Or just checking out this git repo works as well:

git clone git://github.com/TooTallNate/node-radio-stream.git

install

npm i radio-stream

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