SHOUTcast v1 Chrome Bug

Posted by Lee on Wednesday 28 December 2016

The most recent update in Google Chrome (v55) has removed the support of HTTP/0.9 requests due to a security bug and low usage of the protocol, this means that some customers using SHOUTcast Version 1 will be seeing an issue with their radio players – likely showing an error along the following lines when trying to listen to their streams: “ERR_INVALID_HTTP_RESPONSE” via HTML5 web players.

Luckily, we’ve come up with a work-around for this. As we have always done, you can use the port 80 proxy to listen to your stream, to find out what your proxy URL is and update your HTML 5 web player tags, please preform the following steps from within CentovaCast.

  • Login to CentovaCast, and then on the left hand side under ‘General’ go to ‘Quick Links’.
  • Copy your ‘Web Proxy’ link from there (it’s the one at the bottom of the list and does contain your username).
  • You should then update your HTML5 radio code to look at that link rather than the IP address and port number (ie, replace http://xx.xx.xx.xx:8000 with your new link).

Some customers may prefer to update to the latest version of SHOUTcast (ie, SHOUTcast version 2) or IceCast. We offer both on our services and are able to upgrade your account while keeping the same port numbers and IP addresses. SHOUTcast v2 and IceCast both use a newer HTTP protocol which means that they are not effected by this bug.

If you would like to upgrade your account, please get in touch with our support team via your account at and we will be happy to help.

If you wish to read more information on this issue – check out the Google Chrome Product Forum here.


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