Adding a Streaming Category

To add a streaming category, perform the following steps:

  1. Open the UCX Web-based Configuration Utility
  2. From the PBX tab, select PBX Configuration
  3. From the left side column, select Music on Hold
  4. From the list of actions and categories on the right side, select Add Streaming Category
  5. In the Category Name field, enter the name for the new streaming category
  6. In the Stream location field, enter the HTTP address of the audio streaming site 
  7. Press the Submit Changes button to create the new category


The new category will now appear in the drop-down list for Music on Hold when you configure your inbound routes, outbound routes, queues, ring groups and conferences.

The audio bit stream must be compatible with mpg123 application, i.e. the supported audio formats are MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, layers 1, 2, and 3. The most common are MP3 files.
Since the audio stream is coming from an external source, ensure proper configuration of the NAT traversal rules in your network.