[icecast-dev] song boundaries
deva at downstreamdigital.com
Mon Feb 24 21:13:15 PST 2003
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Michael Smith wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 February 2003 10:31, Deva Seetharam wrote:
> > hello all,
> > in icecast2, how can i determine when one *MP3* song ends and the next one
> > starts?
> > i am involved in user preferences research and i am writing a statistics
> > collecting software the tracks the songs that are being played, the number
> > of people listening to particular songs, genre etc.
> > i need to know how to hook into icecast2 so that i can collect these
> > information. i am reading the icecast src code. but it is not clear where
> > to look. could anyone pls. help?
> Generally - you can't. You can do in-depth audio analysis to try and guess,
> but that's WAY outside the scope of icecast.
> If you've got metadata updates synchronised well to the actual stream (rare -
> but it's not uncommon to be close enough), you can hook into the metadata
> updates (see handle_metadata_request() in connection.c, and a bunch more
> stuff in format_mp3.c), and you might assume that those are equivalent to
> song endings.
<p>> You may be better off getting song info from the source program, and doing
> your own external synchronisation to icecast listener counts, etc.
orry, i dont quite understand what you are saying. could you pls.
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