On Radio Paradise Live Radio page, pick this stream:
this is tinkering by hobbyists, delivered to you “as it is”, so if it doesn’t work well (now or in the future), don’t blame Roon team or flood their support
the metadata aggregator is running on a private Google Cloud instance, which is low specifications as it is free. I don’t know how it will handle the load of tens of Roon users streaming from it. It probably will break at some point. There is anyway a 100 max connections limit to the server, above that the RSAS streaming software license costs money, and I have no plan to spend some here
if Roon or Radio Paradise don’t like what we did for some reason, I would of course shut down this FLAC Metadata service.
Roon is looking to hire folks right now. You can work from home. You absolutely should apply!!! Thanks for the work. Perfect solution for what we’ve all been asking for from Roon who didn’t come through for us, but you did. Bravo!!
Sorry I definitely don’t qualify for the job I am quite sure Roon techs could do it (and maybe will) but I perfectly understand that it’s not considered “top urgent / top priority” by Roon Product Management. Maybe there are also legal aspects I don’t know about to consider.
Thanks to the update and optimisations done by @sebastien yesterday, all 4 Radio Paradise FLAC stations are now available with metadata!
There are some restrictions I had to set in order to keep load and traffic minimum on my private server (keep in mind it’s an unofficial hack):
if you are the first user to stream, you might in some cases not see metadata until the next song starts
there is a limit of 20 users for RP and 10 users for each of the 3 other channels - maybe I will have to lower more if performance is bad
when the maximum users limit is reached you should be automatically rerouted by Roon to the “official” RP FLAC stream - same audio stream but no metadata