Example project showing audio streaming using HTML5 Audio with PhoneGap on iOS
Why is this here?
I was working on a radio streaming app in PhoneGap and due to a bug in the PhoneGap iOS Media API decided to create a plugin to handle the audio streaming based on the native code I had used in the previous version of the app before discovering PhoneGap.
I got 98% of the way there with my plugin, but in the end it turned out to just be a million times simpler to use html5 audio (
new Audio()) to do the streaming in my radio app.
Since shipping that app and effectively abandoning my plugin, I have received a great deal of queries about the plugin and its example project. I have been answering these by pointing people at the web page that got me started using html5 audio nin PhoneGap: http://www.joeldare.com/wiki/play_an_mp3_audio_stream_in_phonegap
However, this is a bit of a cop out... so I decided to re-write my example audio streaming app using the html5 audio instead of my plugin.
Here it is.
www folder in a new project instead.
If you need background audio, you will need to add the supported modes in your
<Projectname>-info.plist (in this case,
<key>UIBackgroundModes</key> <array> <string>audio</string> </array>
Also important to note, since iOS6, you must explicitly set the AVAudioSessionCategory.
First, import AVFoundation into your
Then add the following to
AVAudioSession *audioSession = [AVAudioSession sharedInstance]; BOOL ok; NSError *setCategoryError = nil; ok = [audioSession setCategory:AVAudioSessionCategoryPlayback error:&setCategoryError];
It is also important to note that background audio does not work in the iOS Simulator... only on an actual device
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