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Tutorial Step 2: Website Copyright Compliance

Step 2: Website Compliance (Proper Player Page Setup)

Copyright law, and our agreements with the various Performing Rights Organizations, require that your player and player launch links (like Winamp, Windows Media Player, etc.) MUST be hosted on our domain. PRONETLicensing offers three options for your copyright-compliant player page. Please note: following through with properly setting up your player page for copyright compliance is vitally important for full PRONETLicensing coverage.

Option 1: The easiest way to do this is to use our Radio Button. Our Radio Button Player takes care of the legal stuff for you and is extremely easy to implement. It works on all desktop browsers, most iPhones and iPads, and some Android devices (if they support HTML5 streaming.) Scroll down for a demo and installation instructions for our Radio Button Player. (Install skill level=low.)

Option 2: Using our Legacy Default Player Page for your player page. Click here for installation information. (Install skill level=low.)

Option 3: Building your own player page. You can build your own page, using the player of your choice. Ultimately, we must host your player page and it must meet the parameters shown in our tutorials. Click here for Tutorials. (Install skill level=high. PRONETLicensing will provide guidance but does not build this page for you. We can provide a list of freelance developers if you wish.)

Click here for the Website Copyright Compliance Check List.


Radio Button Player Demo and Install Tutorial

Here is a demo of how our Radio Button works (scroll down for installation instructions). If you prefer to build your own player page for us to host to meet copyright law see the various options found here: http://www.PRONETlicensing.com/xstream/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=20


Pretend this page is your website page opening under your domain. When the listener clicks on the player button the player page opens as a full-page player launch page under the PRONETLicensing domain. When the play button on the player button is pressed the player starts to play, minimizes to a popup window player and remains open under the PRONETLicensing domain, AND reopens your website. This meets copyright law and our agreements with BMI and etc. This Radio Button is very easy to install. You can get your website legal and copyright compliant immediately AND have a player that plays on all computer browsers and most iPhones and iPads as well. You no longer need an app for most iPhones and iPads! Just send your IOS listeners to your website. To try it now, click on one of the buttons below.

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.

 
32K AAC+ on Icecast KH Server

128K mp3 on Shoutcast 1 Server

Installation Instructions


If you are a new PRONETLicensing Affiliate you must first enter your Station(s) and Stream(s) in your PRONETLicensing Monitor Panel. Click Here for Station/Stream entry Tutorials.

Once your Station(s) and Stream(s) are entered in your Monitor Panel and validating you are ready to install your Radio Button. 


1) Log into your PRONETLicensing Account, choose Client Area, Look on right under Quick Links and choose My Streams, on your My Streams Page look under the listing for your streams and click on the edit icon for the specific stream for which you want a player radio button (look for the little pencil icon as shown in the picture below).
Shows how to open stream edit window
 2) Once your Stream Edit window opens scroll down until you see a large selection of radio buttons (see image below.) If you don't see these buttons your either have not scrolled down far enough or you are not in your Stream Edit Window.
Shows Radio Button choices in Edit Window

3) Choose the button of your choice and a code snippet window will pop up. (See Image below.) Copy ALL the HTML code in that window. Now go to your website edit software, insert or paste the code AS HTML code in your website. Remove ALL players and external player launch links from every page that opens under your domain. Replace them with this player button on every page you want a player button. Publish your website and you will now be copyright compliant and with an instant player page. You are ready for Step 3 - Adding your PRONETLicensing Validation Seal.

Shows Radio Button HTML Code

Need help? Log into your PRONETLicensing Account and start a Service Ticket.

If you prefer to build your own player page for us to host to meet copyright law see the various options found here: http://xstream.pronetlicensing.com/billing/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=20

Here is a Website Copyright Compliance Checksheet. Click here to ensure your website is compliant for full PRONETLicensing coverage.

When you complete Step 2 please move on to Step 3 (Installing your Validating PRONETLicensing Seal on your website. Click here for instructions.


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