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jscast

0.5.0 • Public • Published

jsCast

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An Audio Streaming Application written in JavaScript

  • storage types / API
  • input (item) types / API
  • plugin types / API
  • CLI support
    • whitelist / blacklist

jsCast - Web

Quick Start

Using CLI

Install jsCast globally:

$ npm i -g jscast

Use the new command to start an instance:

$ jsCast
  • override default port: -p PORT / --port PORT
  • change storage type: -s TYPE / --storage-type TYPE
  • set active plugins: -t TYPE1,TYPE2 / --plugin-types TYPE1,TYPE2
  • ffmpeg binary path: --ffmpeg-path PATH
  • initial youtube items - fillable storage types only: --youtube-items URL1,URL2
  • whitelist: --whitelist COUNTRY1,COUNTRY2
  • blacklist: --blacklist COUNTRY3,COUNTRY4

Using Script

import jsCast from "jscast";
import { log } from "util";
 
const instance = jsCast().on("clientRejected", (client) => {
  log(`client ${client.ip} rejected`);
});
 
const icyServer = instance.pluginManager.getActiveType("IcyServer");
const webClient = instance.pluginManager.getActiveType("WebClient");
 
instance.station
  .on("play", (item, metadata) => {
    log(`playing ${metadata.options.StreamTitle}`);
  })
  .on("nothingToPlay", (playlist) => {
    if (!playlist) {
      log("no playlist");
    } else {
      log("playlist is empty");
    }
  });
 
instance
  .start({
    port: 8000,
    allow: (client) => {
      return true; // allow this client
    }
  })
  .then(() => {
    log(`jscast is running`);
 
    if (icyServer) {
      icyServer
        .on("clientConnect", (client) => {
          log(`icy client ${client.ip} connected`);
        })
        .on("clientDisconnect", (client) => {
          log(`icy client ${client.ip} disconnected`);
        });
 
      log(`listen on http://localhost:${icyServer.port}${icyServer.rootPath}`);
    }
 
    if (webClient) {
      log(`Web Client on http://localhost:${webClient.port}${webClient.rootPath} your playlists and items`);
    }
  })
  .catch((err) => console.error(err));

Prerequisites

first of all install NodeJS, jscast is based on it.

jscast uses fluent-ffmpeg as dependency so ffmpeg needs to be installed on your system.

Installation

As dependency:

$ npm install jscast

Play around and contribute to the project:

$ git clone https://github.com/ardean/jsCast
cd jsCast
$ npm i
$ npm start

Plugin Types

Web Client

Web Client is a webapp to control jsCast playlists and items. the route is /web by default. At the moment there is just a YouTube type implemented but the idea is to control everything with this webapp. There is also a player (using a audio tag) embedded to play the SHOUTcast output, however for me this worked only with a Desktop-Browser. god knows why...

IcyServer

The IcyServer's task is to send the SHOUTcast data (received from the Station) to the clients. the route is / by default.

Speaker

This Plugin outputs the current track to the speakers.

Station

The Station is the core class which controls the Stream with his data and whatever currently is playing.

Item Types

Built-in item types:

  • File gets audio files from the filesystem using the filename option
  • YouTube fetches the audio data and info from YouTube using an url option
  • Use Stream to hand over a Readable Stream object with the stream option

more item types

Storage Types

Built-in storage types:

  • JSON creates a folder with a json file per playlist, filename is the playlist id
  • Memory stores playlists in memory, so changes will be lost on shutdown

If thats not enough, you can create your own one

Examples

Custom Items

jsCast has playlists with typed items. You can easily add your own item type:

import fs from "fs";
import { default as jsCast, Item } from "jscast";
import { log } from "util";
 
class MyItemType {
  constructor() {
    this.streamNeedsPostProcessing = true; // indicates if stream should be post processed to mp3
  }
 
  getStream(item, done) {
    // get stream code...
    log(item.type); // MyItem
    done && done(err, stream);
  }
 
  getMetadata(item, done) {
    // get metadata code...
    log(item.options.myProp); // myValue
    done && done(err, {
      StreamTitle: "my title"
    });
  }
}
 
Item.registerType("MyItem", new MyItemType());
 
jsCast({
  stationOptions: {
    storageType: "Memory",
    playlists: [{
      type: "MyItem",
      options: {
        myProp: "myValue"
      }
    }, {
      type: "YouTube",
      options: {
        url: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhHXAMpnUPM"
      }
    }, {
      type: "Stream",
      options: {
        title: "A cool audio stream!",
        stream: fs.creadReadStream("./sound.mp3")
      }
    }, {
      type: "File",
      options: {
        title: "NICE TRACK!",
        filename: "./myTrack.mp3"
      }
    }]
  }
})
.start()
.catch((err) => console.error(err));

Custom Storages

You can use the built-in storage types or create your own one:

import { default as jsCast, Storage } from "jscast";
 
class MyStorageType {
  constructor() {
    this.isFillable = true; // indicates that this type can be pre filled on init
  }
 
  activate(options, done) {
    // initialize code...
    done && done(err);
  }
 
  fill(playlists, done) {
    // fill storage from playlists option in Server and Station class
    done && done(err);
  }
 
  findAll(done) {
    // findAll code...
    done && done(err, playlists);
  }
 
  insert(playlist, done) {
    // insert code...
    done && done(err);
  }
 
  update(playlist, done) {
    // update code...
    done && done(err);
  }
 
  remove(playlistId, done) {
    // remove code...
    done && done(err);
  }
}
 
Storage.registerType("MyStorage", new MyStorageType());
 
jsCast({
  stationOptions: {
    storageType: "MyStorage"
  }
})
.start()
.catch((err) => console.error(err));

TODO

  • API Documentation
  • Authentication
  • Change async to Promise

License

MIT

Install

npm i jscast

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0.5.0

License

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