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Adding custom radios to Boombox

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Due to some security reasons, players cannot add radio stations to the boombox on their own – so as a server owner, you'd need to implement them manually if you wish. This wiki page will briefly go through the command you need for adding custom radio stations, as well as other details.

Default Stations List

If you are looking for the original .txt file containing all default stations that are available from the start, you can find it at <Rust DS root folder>\RustDedicated_Data\StreamingAssets\RadioList.txt.

In-game Station Name URL
Rust Radio rustradio.facepunch.com
Chippy Radio chippyradio.facepunch.com
Sonis Radio sonisradio.facepunch.com
Triple J http://live-radio01.mediahubaustralia.com/2TJW/mp3/
BBC Radio One http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_one
BBC Radio Two http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_two
BBC Radio Three http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_three
BBC Radio Four http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_radio_fourfm
BBC Radio 1xtra http://stream.live.vc.bbcmedia.co.uk/bbc_1xtra
NPR https://npr-ice.streamguys1.com/live.mp3
Magic Oldies Florida http://uk4.internet-radio.com:8004/
Smooth Jazz Florida http://us4.internet-radio.com:8266/
Salsa Radio http://radio.domiplay.net:2002/;
Radio Central http://philae.shoutca.st:8459/stream
J Pop Project Radio - Global Edition http://bluford.torontocast.com:8085/stream
Heart FM http://media-ice.musicradio.com/HeartLondonMP3
KEXP http://live-mp3-128.kexp.org/
Kool London http://uk1-pn.webcast-server.net:8698/
Sensimedia http://equinox.shoutca.st:9878
WEFUNK http://s-00.wefunkradio.com:81/wefunk64.mp3

Adding Stations

As a server owner, you can add your own station using the server console (or even in-game) using this command:

BoomBox.ServerUrlList “<In-game Station Name>,<URL>” So for example: BoomBox.ServerUrlList “Test Station,www.teststation.com”

Keep in mind that URL must be a direct link to the audio stream. .M3U, .MP3 or any other format. (sometimes it's not seen in the link if their website was set up this way) If your browser automatically opens up the built-in audio players then this might be the correct link.

DMCA

We recommend content creators turn off this feature (set Internet Audio Streams to Off in the Options menu) in order to not trigger any copyright/DCMA strikes.

Security Concerns

It is not recommended to add station URLs that you don't trust: there is no general rule that indicates which station might be problematic, but always be careful with suggestions to add player-hosted stations. Rust establishes a direct connection with the station URL and there is nothing between the client (you) and station server - this opens up a few exploit possibilities, including being able to gather IP addresses of players who get into the range of a working boombox. This is not exactly harmful besides of getting IP exposed, but might get players concerned.

Keep in mind that this involves only stations that players host themselves - these might be a problem only when they have a full control over it and can have their own interests when hosting the radio URL. This does not anyhow affect whitelisted radio stations or probably many others that you might find in the internet.