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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #1150 on: February 22, 2020, 11:14:59 AM »
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #1151 on: February 22, 2020, 11:25:01 AM »
I can confirm there is an issue with Chrome. I loaded my WxRadio page on Chrome on my desktop just now and it worked fine. That was with version 79.0.3945.130. I then updated Chrome to 80.0.3987.116 and now I get 'Failed to Load Audio Stream'.

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I think the latest Chrome 80.0.3987.116 now militantly blocks http content (radio streams) from an https page.  Firefox allows it.
Because wxradio.dyndns.org (the Icecast server running most of the streams) and most privately-offered streams are http only, this is going to be a problem with Chrome unless someone finds a way around it .. switching to a browser that works (or switching noaaweatherradio.org to not redirect to https) is another possible solution short-term.
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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #1152 on: March 05, 2020, 11:14:47 AM »
Because wxradio.dyndns.org (the Icecast server running most of the streams) and most privately-offered streams are http only, this is going to be a problem with Chrome unless someone finds a way around it .. switching to a browser that works (or switching noaaweatherradio.org to not redirect to https) is another possible solution short-term.

An option for SSL is to go with the free Let's Encrypt service (https://letsencrypt.org/). There are instructions on setting it up at https://mediarealm.com.au/articles/icecast-https-ssl-setup-lets-encrypt/. I use it myself but not with Icecast. The only downside is the certificate needs to be renewed every 90 days. There is an automated routine (certbot) to do it but it requires some configuration work.

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Re: NOAA WEATHER RADIO
« Reply #1153 on: March 05, 2020, 11:41:59 AM »
Unfortunately, it's a bit more complicated than just getting a cert when it comes to Icecast.

If the Icecast server wasn't built with OpenSSL pre-compiled into the installer, Crushed Box Software would need to re-install it.  So that means either downtime.  Or they'd have to bring up a new server with that already done.  Plus they'd have the work of re-doing the cert every three months.  So more work than they are doing now.

There are other possibilities like using a reverse proxy to serve up the stream.  Not sure if they are interested in doing that.  At least with that option, you can then use Certbot to automatically re-new the cert.  Certbox can work with Icecast from what I've read.  But again, not an easy task.
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