[icecast-dev] Ogg response headers
oddsock at oddsock.org
Thu Dec 4 07:00:14 PST 2003
icecast doesn't look at the headers at all, they look only at the
mountpoint...so in your case, it will look up /my_mp3 or /example.ogg and
serve that stream. Icecast WILL send a Content-type in the response
headers to the client, but most media players don't actually determine
stream types off the Content-type (I think the defunct winamp3 did), but
rather by file extension..So in the case of winamp, it would assume that
/my_mp3 was a MP3 stream (winamp figures that if there is no extenstion,
then the stream MUST be mp3, since that is the only true stream.. :P )
the icy-metadata:1 is a client request header that tells icecast that if
the requested mountpoint is an MP3 stream, then this request header is an
indication to icecast that the client supports the
"shoutcast-in-the-stream-metadata". If icecast gets a request for an MP3
stream, and doesn't see that in the request header, then it will NOT send
out metadata for mp3 streams. as far as I know, most mp3 streaming clients
(winamp, foobar, xmms) do send this in the request header to icecast..
clear as mud ?
At 12:17 AM 12/4/2003 -0700, you wrote:
>Ok i got a few questions
>when a client connects (winamp) what are the incoming headers icecast
>looks for to signify what type(ogg or mp3) of stream the client is requesting?
>(for shoutcast winamp sends icy-metadata:1)
>shoutcast server then recognizes its a player capable of streaming media
>so it sends the icy-metaint:8192 to winamp, along with a slew of other icy
>so here is my dilema
>example php code
>fwrite($sp,"GET /my_mp3 HTTP/1.0\nUser-Agent:Secret stuff
>alpha\nicy-metadata:1\n\n");//works with winamp when requested via php script
>fwrite($sp,"GET /example.ogg HTTP/1.0\nUser-Agent:Secret stuff
>alpha\n\n"); //will not work in winamp when requested via php script
>diff highlighted in blue.
>any ideas./help would be appreaciated.
>Dave St John
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