Streaming log formatting for SoundExchange Reporting
Streaming log file and formatting
Streaming logs are one part of the required files for SoundExchange reporting. A streaming log is a file generated by the encoding software (eg. Icecast, Shoutcast) that transforms the analog sound into digital.
It usually runs on a PC that will be connected directly into the station soundboard.
If you stream with a 3rd part Content Delivery Network (CDN) then the CDN will have these log files.
If you stream with Triton Digital via the NPR Digital Services deal, then your files will be delivered for Soundexchange reporting automatically. It will once again be your responsibility to provide the logs if you choose to stop streaming with Triton Digital.
If you stream with StreamGuys, they have built a tool for you, you should contact StreamGuys support for how to access the tool that will reformat the logs for you. You’re still responsible for uploading the files to NPR Digital Services.
The formatting for the streaming log file submission was standardized in 2013, in order to get more data processed successfully.
Log file submissions need to include
- IP Address: #.#.#.#
- Date: YYYY-MM-DD
- Start time: HH:MM:SS
- Stream name: Free text with no spaces (eg. /WEST)
- Duration: Seconds
- HTTP Status Code: 200
- Referrer/Client: Free text - spaces are fine
One unique content stream per file (WEST128K and WEST64K are fine together, but WEST and WEST-HD2 need to be in separate files).
Files should be uploaded in the directory in (old) Composer that matches the correct stream,
Do not upload ALL files into one directory.
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