Set the target of the check to the URL specified inside your pls file. If your pls file looks like:
Set the check target to “http://example.com:8002/“. The check briefly connects to the stream and reads 'audio' in the header returned to determine if the audio steam is up or down.
NodePing's audio checks will ensure your Icecast and SHOUTcast streams are available for your customers. Use the check to alert you when your audio streams are not functioning properly.
To set up an audio check,
To verify your Icecast and SHOUTcast audio media streams are available and functioning.
The audio check verifies the HTTP stream is of media type 'audio' but does not check for actual audio. Dead air will not cause an audio check to fail.
IPv6 URLs require the bracket formatting such as http://[2606:c700:4020:11::53:4a3b]:8002/.