|When metadata is updated, CSL will use a user definable template to send the information via TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS or as a web/url post to other devices and services. The most common use is to send metadata to the streaming service to display on the Listen Live player. Since the streaming service may also be providing commercial substitution CSL issues the post to this service first.
Since there are no standards for posting data to these services the information can be formatted as required cia a user definable template. Like the FTP web postings details are available in the CSRDS Templates PDF available on the downloads page or in the PDF directory of the install set.
We have worked with several of the major streaming services and have pre-defined templates for these services in the install set. To assist with trouble shooting the same information that is posted to the service may also be stored locally for use in other applications or viewed via the Template viewer showing both the template and the formatted data.