Author: Meager Karry

The Easiest Way To Build Your Branded Custom Player Page Using Your Website and iFraming

Video Player Studio

The following is an easy way to build your own player page and iFrame it in your StreamLicensing Custom Folder.

This lets you easily meet copyright rules while using your own custom player page. This works on most websites, including WordPress.

1) Build up your Player Page on your own website.

You can do this:

a)  By building your new page however you want using your existing website template. Name the new page 1008.html (or whatever non-obvious name you choose.) You can use our player or any player you want. You can also use our External Player Launch Links and our Playing Now Code Snippets.

b) Or make a copy of your index page and save the copy as 1008.html (or whatever name you choose.) If your index page already has a player on it, make this copy BEFORE taking the player and any external player links off the index page.

To this new “cloned” or newly-built page: Put the player of your choice and external player launch links on this page.  If you imbed the player on this page (rather than adding an additional popup player page), the player must not autostart.

2) Start a service ticket and ask for help in iframing your page.

Include the URL of the newly cloned player page.

3) We will iframe that page here at StreamLicensing.com in your custom folder and give you the new link.

4) Now go to your index page and take all players and external player links off. These can only be displayed on the copyrighted page (your newly built page) which must be hosted under the StreamLicensing domain.

5) Install a big listen icon in place of the player on your index page and link to the URL we give you for your iFramed page at StreamLicensing.

6) Make sure all listen to link the StreamLicensing URL (above).

7) Make sure no pages under your domain have a player or external player links.

8) Our agreement with BMI requires that your website close when your Player Page opens. To make this happen you need to set the links to your Listen page to open in the same, or parent window.

Start a service ticket if you need help.

Now you have a branded player page and you are ready to iFrame it and upload the iFrame page file to your StreamLicensing Custom Folder.

Step 3 –  StreamLicensing Banner

Add your StreamLicensing Validation Seal to your website.

Adding the StreamLicensing Validation Seal To Your Website

This StreamLicensing Validating Seal will be available beginning on or about 4/12/2013.

All Affiliates must replace the old StreamLicensing Validating Banner or text with the Validating Seal outlined below.

No exceptions!

This is to reduce fraudulent use of the StreamLicensing Logo or Banner by non-affiliates.

StreamLicensing is a registered trademark belonging to StreamLicensing and must ONLY be displayed by active StreamLicensing Affiliates.

  1. Log into your StreamLicensing Control panel. You can always find your login by going to www.streamlicensing.com and clicking on the Broadcaster’s Area.
  2. Once logged in you should see Quick Links on the right. If you don’t see Quick Links look up to the top and click on Client Area. Now under Quick Links choose My Streams.
  3. You will find your StreamLicensing Validating Seal inside your Station Edit Window.
  4. Click on the little Icon with a Pencil to open your edit window

  1. Now scroll down to the bottom and you will see your Validating StreamLicensing Seal and just below it the HTML code snippet you need for your website.
  2. DO NOT COPY THE JPEG. INSTEAD, Highlight and Copy ALL the code in the Code Snippet Window BELOW THE SEAL and then paste AS HTML Code into your website. This HTML code will place your StreamLicensing Validating Seal on your website. Make sure you insert this code on your index (home) page and on your player page if you design your own copyright compliant player page for us to host.

Highlight and copy ALL the code in the Code Snippet Window and then paste AS HTML Code into your website.

5 Needed To Implement StreamLicensing Coverage

To be covered as an Affiliate under StreamLicensing LLC you need to complete three initial steps and continue monthly with Steps 4 & 5(and please complete them in this order).

Step 1) Add your Station(s) and Stream(s) to our monitoring system. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE IMMEDIATELY.

  • ADD YOUR STATION FIRST and then your stream(s). Please note that you CANNOT add your stream(s) UNTIL you add your station. Add your station first! Click here to see how.
  • Once you add your Station and create it to save it, move next to adding the stream(s) playing that station’s programming. Click here to see how.
  • For information on setting up your Playing Now Widget and Cover Album Ar
  • Once your stream is entered you MUST Validate that we are getting the data needed.
    • Validate your stream.
    • ALL your stream(s) MUST be entered and Validating for StreamLicensing coverage. This is how we get the data needed for the license reports we file on your behalf.

Step 2) Bring your website and player pages into copyright compliance.

  • The simplest way to do this is to use our Radio Button.
    • Radio Button demonstration and installation instructions.
    • PLEASE NOTE, SINCE THIS IS A FLASH PLAYER DO NOT USE AN INTRODUCTORY (PRE-ROLL) FILE ON YOUR STREAM SERVER. FLASH PLAYERS DO NOT HANDLE INTRODUCTORY FILES. IF YOU ARE STREAMING AAC+ USING SHOUTCAST THIS, OR ANY OTHER FLASH PLAYER WILL NOT WORK. INSTEAD USE MP3 FOR YOUR STREAM OR SWITCH YOUR AAC+ STREAM TO ICECAST-KH.
  • If you prefer you can build your own player page but we must host it under our domain and it must open using very specific procedures to satisfy copyright law and our agreement with specific PROs. Click here for the Tutorial Index illustrating several ways to build your own Copyright Compliant player page (requires more advanced website development skill.)

Step 3) Add your StreamLicensing Validating Banner. Click here to learn how.

Step 4) Log into your account each month and report your Gross Revenue. Here Is how!

Step 5) Pay Your Monthly Bill.

This StreamLicensing Validating Seal will be available beginning on or about 4/12/2013. All Affiliates must replace the old StreamLicensing Validating Banner or text with the Validating Seal outlined below.

No exceptions!

This is to reduce fraudulent use of the StreamLicensing Logo or Banner by non-affiliates. StreamLicensing is a registered trademark belonging to StreamLicensing and must ONLY be displayed by active StreamLicensing Affiliates.

  1. Log into your StreamLicensing Control panel. You can always find your login by going to www.streamlicensing.com and clicking on the Broadcaster’s Area.
  2. Once logged in you should see Quick Links on the right. If you don’t see Quick Links look up to the top and click on Client Area. Now under Quick Links choose My Streams.
  3. You will find your StreamLicensing Validating Seal inside your Station Edit Window.
  4. Click on the little Icon with a Pencil to open your edit window
  5. Now scroll down to the bottom and you will see your Validating StreamLicensing Seal and just below it the HTML code snippet you need for your website.
  6. DO NOT COPY THE JPEG. INSTEAD, Highlight and Copy ALL the code in the Code Snippet Window BELOW THE SEAL and then paste AS HTML Code into your website. This HTML code will place your StreamLicensing Validating Seal on your website. Make sure you insert this code on your index (home) page and on your player page, if you design your own copyright compliant player page for us to host.

Building and Uploading HTML Code Pages (For Advanced Programmers Only)

This Tutorial tells you how to set up your Custom Folder at StreamLicensing.Com and using and uploading HTML code to build your Custom Player Page.

If you are not experienced in using HTML code to build pages, we recommend you use the iFraming method.

Copyright law requires that all your players and player launch links are only displayed on the copyrighted domain’s URL, which in this case is StreamLicensing’s domain.

The purpose of this Folder is to host your custom-designed player page under the StreamLicensing domain to meet copyright law.

Remember, you can always use your Quick Start Player Page indefinitely. You are not required to build your own custom player page.

However, the purpose of building your custom player page is to maintain the appearance and branding of your website while complying with Copyright law.

To build and upload your own Custom Player Page

First, set up your custom folder.

  • Log into your StreamLicensing control panel and go to the Client Area, choose My Streams from the Quick Links to the right of your page. Down at the bottom of the page you will find the Custom Content Folder Setup box.
  • Choose the name you desire for your Custom Content Folder and complete the steps indicated to create your custom folder.

Second, build and upload your custom page.

  • Please note that we host only .html .htm .pls .m3u .qtl .ram and .asx files. For example, you will need to host your graphics files on your regular website and point the graphics URL in your HTML to your website graphics’ URL.
  • Uploading files to your Custom Content Folder is accomplished in this same box.
  • Please watch this tutorial for the specific steps needed to bring your website into copyright compliance.
  • It may be much easier for you to build your player page on your website and then iFrame your website player page in your StreamLicensing Custom Content Folder.
  • Once your page is uploaded to your Custom Content Folder at StreamLicensing, change all listen links to your new Custom Player Page which opens under your copyrighted StreamLicensing URL. Make sure no players or external player launch links exist on any page hosted under your domain. All your players and external player launch links must only be accessed from your copyrighted StreamLicensing page.
  • Our agreement with BMI requires that your website close when the Player Page opens. To make this happen you need to set the links to your Listen page to open in the same, or parent window.
  • For more information or help contact us.
  • Website Compliance Check List.

Step 3 –  StreamLicensing Banner

Add your StreamLicensing Validation Seal to your website. Click Here for the Tutorial for adding your StreamLicensing Validating Banner.

Add Icecast Stream To Your StreamLicensing Monitor Panel

The following are the process of adding Icecast stream to your StreamLicensing monitor panel.

Step 1b – After you add your station into your StreamLicensing monitoring panel you will next add your Stream.

We will license up to a total of eight stations with no more than eight streams per license. Here is your text tutorial for adding your Icecast stream.

  • Log into your StreamLicensing Control panel. You can always find your login window by going to www.streamlicensing.com and clicking on the Broadcaster’s Area.
  • Once logged in you should see Quick Links on the right. If you don’t see Quick Links look up to the top and click on Client Area. Now under Quick Links choose My Streams.
  • A reminder: We support SHOUTcast Version 1 & 2 and Icecast KH only. If your server is Icecast Non-KH we cannot license you. See our F.A.Q. page for more information. If you need help determining your server type and version, or would like a list of preferred providers whose servers are supported by StreamLicensing, please contact us by phone or email. See our Contact Page for current contact information.
  • Click on the + to the right of Add New Stream.

  • Scroll down to see a completed example. Consult detailed instructions below as needed. Once Stream is added you must validate it.
  • Stream Name is any name you choose to identify the stream.
  • URL: This is the URL and port assigned by your Stream Provider.  When entering your player URL do NOT insert http:// and do NOT insert Port Number here.  Your player URL can be either number (like 77.98.32.1) or a name assigned by your Stream Provider (like sc2.mystream.com).  If you have player URL like this: http://77.98.32.1:8000/stream you will leave off http://  Put 77.98.32.1 in the URL space (and leave off :8000/stream, you will put 8000 in the port entry and put stream in the mountpoint entry).
  • Choose the correct drop-down answers for Station, Server Type, Stream Type, and Bitrate.
  • Username is usually admin.  Use admin unless the stream does not validate when you are done. If admin is not correct use the Username assigned by your stream host.
  • Password is the password used in your encoder to send the stream to your Stream Server. This is also assigned by your Stream Provider.
  • Insert the correct port number.
  • Insert the mountpoint (if your mountpoint is /stream, leave off the / and only enter stream).
  • If you don’t want this stream listed in our directory uncheck In Directory.
  • Click on Create Stream.
  • Validate your stream. Your stream(s) must validate to start and maintain StreamLicensing coverage.
  • For Icecast you need to enter three mountpoints: stream, live, and autodj.  Do this by adding a total of three streams, each stream with one of the three mountpoints. The three-stream mountpoints entries count as one stream toward your total allowance of eight streams per license.
  • Once your stream or streams are entered and validated you have completed Step 1 of the Initial Steps and your StreamLicensing coverage is valid.
  • Step 2 is the Website Compliance and Player Page setup.
  • Step 3 is to add the StreamLicensing Validating Seal.