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What is CORS PROXY and why is it relevant for your live streaming radio?

According from this website,

A CORS proxy is a service that allows developers (probably you) to access resources from other websites, without having to own that website.

How is it relevant to your streaming server?

Well, if you have a web player and want to stream securely, meaning your website server has SSL certificate. Then, you are streaming with https url instead of the regular http. Unfortunately, Shoutcast won’t stream properly if using with HTTPS. This means, there’s a possibility that only the audio, streams correctly while the album artwork or even the title name doesn’t display at all.

So here’s where the CORS PROXY server takes an important role. Developers of your web players will create this proxy server and will bind it with your ShoutCast streaming url in order to stream securely…

So if you want a secured streaming URL with the correct informations showing up, I would suggest that you have to set up one. Like this website, audiogasmradio.com. He just bought a web player from our company.

Some developers are offering in setting up for you for a fee ranging from $35-$60. But if you want to try it yourself, below is a great tutorial from YouTube on how to do it. I also offer to set it up for you, if you are not confident enough in playing around the SSH terminal.