Author Topic: How to find radio station's stream URL  (Read 6704 times)

Kevin2

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How to find radio station's stream URL
« on: 22 Sep '13 - 07:53 »
I would appreciate it if somebody could find the audio stream URL for this radio station and also tell us how he/she did it. In the old days WinPCap showed most of them, but not any longer.
http://www.cybc.com.cy/en/index.php/radio?id=78

Dotpitch

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Re: How to find radio station's stream URL
« Reply #1 on: 22 Sep '13 - 09:26 »
The source of the HTML page shows it's a Flash player connecting to "clip_id=4fhfathiv5ic", which means nothing to us. WinPCap/Wireshark digs up some more, showing the Flash player connects to rtmp://uc102.webvideocore.net/live/ (look for the "connect('live/')" command) and streams H.264 with HE-AAC.

Kevin2

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Re: How to find radio station's stream URL
« Reply #2 on: 24 Sep '13 - 14:48 »
Thanks Dotpitch. I found the "clip_id". That must be the clip it plays because it is in the embedded Flash Player part of the web page. I also found the rtmp://uc102.webvideocore.net/live/ which makes sense because it is in the handshake part of the rtmp connection. But what do I do next? This all new to me. How do I create the stream URL and how do I play it? I am on Windows.

Dotpitch

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Re: How to find radio station's stream URL
« Reply #3 on: 24 Sep '13 - 16:47 »
The rtmp address is the stream URL. The problem is...
Quote from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Messaging_Protocol
Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP) was initially a proprietary protocol developed by Macromedia for streaming audio, video and data over the Internet, between a Flash player and a server. (link)
XMPlay does not support RTMP streams. According to the Wikipedia article, VLC and MPlayer do support it, but I could not get it to work on either.