Add mobile friendly Streaming Online Internet Radio using HTML5

I have already written about adding an internet radio on to web page/blog. However it uses the media player plugin. Problem with the media player plugin is, it will not play on mobiles or PC/browsers without a media player plugin. In this post I will describe how to add an internet radio player HTML5 audio tag.
Note: There is no one thing fits all solution available. HTML5 also have limitations with respect to audio types supported by different browsers. There are custom libraries available which helps to play maximum formats using audio tags and alternate options such as flash, silver-light, etc(One of them is used here).
This method works best for mp3/ogg format radio streams which are widely supported by popular browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera etc. However support can be extended using third party JavaScript/addins.
Well like I have written before, first step is to find the streaming radio link. Please check my previous post for how to find it.
In this case we should also know what format the stream is. Most of the links are mp3. So I would take example of an mp3 shoutcast stream.
http://viadj.viastreaming.net:7189/
This stream can be embedded using the following code.
<audio controls="" preload="none" src="http://viadj.viastreaming.net:7189/;" type="audio/"></audio>
Preview of the embedded html5 audio element below. This will not be visible if your browser does not support HTML5 audio element or mp3 format.
Now in this element there are following fields.
  1. controls: This tells that the audio controls like play button, mute, seek etc should be visible. Without this noting will be visible.
  2. preload: This is set to none as we are streaming a radio and not an audio file.
  3. src: Streaming radio link. The semicolon ; is important, without which streaming will not happen.(here link is not the link to the website, it is the stream link, see this post)
  4. type: This tells that the stream is mp3 format. Without this the stream may not play.

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  12. Which station you would like to play? You should find the streaming link. If you tell write the station name here I will try to help.

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