[icecast-dev] bug report w.r.t. streaming of metadata in icecast

Richard Fromm rfromm at inktomi.com
Fri Aug 10 15:14:31 PDT 2001

On Fri, 10 Aug 2001, Brendan Cully wrote:

> The server returns an icy-metaint header which tells where the info
> will be inserted. If, say, it's 4096 then you'll find the metadata
> after every 4096 bytes of MP3 data.

that's what i originally thought was supposed to happen, which is why i
sent the original mail with a bug report, saying i was expecting periodic
insertion of metadata (icy-metaint was what i assumed indicated how
often), but what was really happening was that the data got inserted once
(or sometimes zero times, as per what you say and indeed sounds like an
ices bug, not an icecast bug).

i just want to clarify, though -- it does *not* get periodically inserted
every 4096 bytes (in this instance), and that is the intention.  it will
get inserted once on some 4096 byte boundary, whenever a new client
connects to the server.  and it will get reinserted once for any new
client.  and it will also get reinserted whenever the source tells
icecast to update the metadata, which is typically when it switches to 
a new song.  yes?

orry if i'm taking up so much e-mail on what once i understand it is i
think a reasonably simple issue.

- rich

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