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Old 14th May 2019, 21:50   #107
taugust04
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Originally Posted by Funboy View Post
Hi all,

If you need an AuthHash for SHOUTcast Server v2.5.5.732 etc I found this page while looking about for help. Might work for you, give it a try.

https://authhash.shoutca.st/
Thanks - this worked perfectly for me as well. My provider is running version SHOUTcast Server v2.5.1.724/posix(linux x64).

I have a feeling that the reason why so many people are having issues is because of policy changes with Shoutcast/Radionomy. If you go to sign-up to create a DNAS station, the "freemium" option now has a number of limitations on it, such as 128kbps MP3 only, and you have to upgrade to a pay account for $9.99/mo (yes, even if you are streaming yourself) to get AAC+ capabilities with Shoutcast Server v2.6. I've attached a screen shot of what I'm seeing just to create a station I will be serving on my own. This would explain both Authhash issues, and why so many users of Shoutcast Server 2.6 are having AAC+ streaming issues.

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Could I be wrong on the change in this business plan? Sure, but I don't think I am. Perhaps Radionomy can provide a directory access level fremium subscription for v2.6+ that also allows AAC+ streaming for the DNAS but doesn't allow AAC+ web playback through their site. I'm guessing that they are trying to recover licensing costs for using AAC+ on their service, which isn't cheap, from what I've heard. I'm less concerned with people listening through the shoutcast.com web player/web page, and more concerned with listenership through all the apps that use the shoutcast directory to feed their list of stations.

I also have a gut feeling that support for v2.5.x will end soon if their is financial motivation to get people to v2.6.

Hopefully I'm wrong! But the "radio silence" is usually a sign...
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