Due to a recent Google Chrome update, plain HTTP content (such as many audio streams) will not be played for some Chrome users if hosted on a TLS enabled web page. Previously, the user would have seen a ‘mixed content’ warning and the stream will have played normally.
The player that we provide with your MixStream server automatically detects whether a TLS stream is required (this has been the case for some time now as it avoided the mixed content warnings), but if you are using any other player (such as your own HTML5 player or a third party player) on your TLS enabled website then you will need to change your stream URL to the secure version.
To obtain your TLS stream URL, please log into the dahsboard and click the ‘Servers’ option in the menu, navigate to your server and scroll down to ‘Listener Connections’. You will need to use the ‘Stream URL (TLS)’ or ‘TLS Proxy’.
If you use Shoutcast then the TLS stream is provided via a web proxy.
Icecast servers support TLS natively – this makes it more reliable than using a proxy.
What is TLS?
TLS was formerly known as SSL and is the name of the encryption that’s used for securing web pages. You can tell if a web page is TLS enabled by looking at the URL – if it starts with https:// and not http:// then it is TLS enabled.
Do I need to make changes if my website isn’t TLS enabled?
No, if your web page starts with http:// then you don’t need to use the TLS enabled stream URL.