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Cool Mic Update

Hi all, Happy New Year! Here’s a quick status update from the Cool Mic team:

  • Matomo Analytics (website statistics software) has been installed. There’s a widget on the lower right corner of the site where you can opt out of our ability to count you as one of our visitors. (Please note that we don’t share this (or any of your) information with any third party.)
  • We’ve been in discussion (and have had a bit of development) for a new version of Cool Mic. Expect further updates soon, we’re excited to offer it.

Thank you for using Cool Mic, we appreciate you!

Hi all, just a quick note that the Cool Mic Test Servers (CMTS) have been discontinued/disabled. We’re sorry for the inconvenience this may cause. The next update of Cool Mic will have this option removed from Settings.

v1.3.0 Release

Cool Mic v1.3.0 has been released today. This version’s big improvement is newly implemented functionality which gives you many more options for passing metadata to Icecast and your listeners.

Typically a source client allows two primary metadata fields “Title” and “Artist” to be passed to Icecast. Cool Mic now gives the following additional fields for your enjoyment and productivity, separated into “Track” and “Station” categories:

Track Metadata:

  • Title
  • Version
  • Album
  • Artist
  • Performer
  • Copyright
  • License
  • Organization
  • Description
  • Genre
  • Location
  • Contact
  • Custom

Station Metadata:

  • Name
  • Genre
  • URL
  • Description
  • IRC

Other improvements for v1.3.0 include:

  • General fixes
  • Debugging improvements
  • Improved ‘About’ activity

As always, please report any bugs you may find, features you would like to see implemented or other feedback here. You can download Cool Mic directly from the Google Play Store, F-Droid or our download page. Thank you for using Cool Mic!

v1.2.3 Release

Just released today is Cool Mic v1.2.3! You can look forward to increased stability with unstable network connections, a codec-check function for when you insert audio clips, a new libshout version to improve overall performance and stability, and more UI improvements.

We’re rounding off the year 2020 with improvements like this as well as a lot of progress on the SubJam front. As always, we appreciate you and stay tuned for a very exciting 2021!

Cheers, Jordan Erickson and the rest of the Cool Mic team

v1.2.2 Stable

Cool Mic v1.2.2 has been promoted from beta to stable release. Looking at analytics with the issues our users face with running v1.0.6 vs the more recent versions, it made the most sense to me to promote the already very well tested beta v1.2.2 to stable to replace it.

Please check news to see details of all the changes since v1.0.6. We hope you enjoy the new features, improvements and under-the-hood changes! Please contact us with any questions or problems you may have – we’re here to help.

Thank you for using Cool Mic!

v1.2.1 Beta

Cool Mic v1.2.1 marks a great milestone. With this beta you are now able to insert “segments” (Ogg/Opus or Ogg/Vorbis files) into your broadcast. This new functionality fulfills many feature requests sent to us from our users. We hope you enjoy it!

You can download Cool Mic v1.2.1 directly from here or install it automatically in Google Play by becoming a Cool Mic beta tester. Cool Mic is also available in the F-Droid FOSS catalogue.