What are (.pls streams) for and where are those supposed to go?

What are Winamp (.pls) for and where are those supposed to go?

And where can these be used?

When they give you these streams, where are they supposed to go?

What devices and platforms are they allowed to be listened on?

i.e., Can they be listened to in a car, can they be listened to on a store bought internet radio?


Are they allowed to be listened to on an html5 internet player?

 <audio controls>
  <source src="http://hi5.1980s.fm/;" type="audio/mpeg">
 </audio>

I’m trying to get a better understanding of where these audio streams can be used.

http://1980s.fm/modules.php?name=Listen



Have you tried reading their ToS?

Where can it be read?

Are you seriously asking the members here to Google things for you?

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I did try googling it.

I put this into Google.

Winamp .pls tos

I’m not finding it.

I’m not seeing it, honestly.

When an internet radio station gives out their .pls stream, where and from what devices is it able to be listened on?

They are not just giving out their stream to people so they can look at it.

When they are saying, this is our stream, to the world.
http://hi5.1980s.fm/;

They expect people to listen to the stream on what devices?

What devices are allowed, and what devices are prohibited?

OK. Stop and think about what you are doing.

You are visiting a site, and wondering what restrictions, if any, there may be with regard to using content from that site. Where would you expect to find the answer?

I’m trying to find the answer to these questions I have:

http://1980s.fm/modules.php?name=Listen

When an internet radio station gives out their .pls stream , where and from what devices is it able to be listened on?

They are not just giving out their stream to people so they can look at it.

When they are saying, this is our stream, to the world.
http://hi5.1980s.fm/;

They expect people to listen to the stream on what devices?

What devices are allowed, and what devices are prohibited?

i.e., If I’m in a car that has internet radio, can I listen to it there?

or a store bought internet radio.

And I’m trying to tell you where to look for those answers - or at least to think more carefully about what you are asking.

Would you ask “what are the rules for a forum?” and expect the same rules to apply to every forum there is? Hopefully not.

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I’m visiting this site, what am I supposed to look for?
http://1980s.fm/modules.php?name=Listen

I can show examples of how other internet radio sites give out their streams the same way.

Where does it tell me all this information?

Maybe I’m looking in the wrong spot.

When a stream is given out to people, where is it allowed, and not allowed to go?

Where can it be listened to, and where can’t it be listened to?

Are you simply asking about listening to their content, or are you asking about reusing their content on your own site? If it’s the latter, then if you can’t find the TOS, you would need to contact them and ask.

Listening purposes.

For example, is this an acceptable or an allowed way to listen to a stream?

 <audio controls>
  <source src="http://hi5.1980s.fm/;" type="audio/mpeg">
 </audio>

^ That doesn’t look like it is for listening purposes. It looks like you’re trying to use their contents on your website.

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How would this be set up for listening purposes, if you’re saying it’s not set up the right way?

How is a stream supposed to be listened to?

Where is it supposed to go?

hml5 audio is not meant to be used for audio streams?

 <audio controls>
  <source src="http://hi5.1980s.fm/;" type="audio/mpeg">
 </audio>

Maybe it’s in here https://www.shoutcast.com/Legal/TermsOfUse

They are telling me to listen to it the wrong way then?

The .pls streams came from here:
http://1980s.fm/modules.php?name=Listen

From their website, not from yours!

Their .pls stream came from here:
http://1980s.fm/modules.php?name=Listen

Where is their .pls stream supposed to go?
http://hi5.1980s.fm/;

And why are they giving it out to people, for what purpose?

What are people supposed to do with the stream?

Can someone explain why an internet radio station is giving out their .pls stream to people?

If this is against the rules which everyone here seems to be in agreement on.

Why do internet radio stations give out their .pls streams to people, for what purpose?

You would have to be connected to the internet for the stream to be able to be listened to, right?

If it’s not allowed to be put inside here, where is the .pls stream supposed to go?

 <audio controls>
  <source src="http://hi5.1980s.fm/;" type="audio/mpeg">
 </audio>

The answer is in your original post

It’s clear-cut on their Terms of Use page in the License To Use the Shoutcast website section.

(my emphasis in bold added to the quote)

You do not have permission to use their content, which is why I am no longer helping you with your streaming content webpage.

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You are allowed to use their content for your own personal use.

They provide the content, so they set the rules. If you want to make your own rules then you must provide your own content instead.

When you create websites for other people, using that which is not your own content, that is no longer for your own personal use. You are then in breach of their Terms of Use.