[icecast-dev] Metadata

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Fri Mar 21 16:17:41 PST 2003

On Saturday 22 March 2003 01:51, Louis Louw wrote:
> Hi!
> Been trying to figure out how to stream metadata. I got metadata streaming
> working for MP3, but just cant seem to make it work for Ogg?
> This is how I *think* it works - please correct me where I'm wrong:
> 1. For MP3 the metadata is updated via a HTTP GET (aka Old shoutcast
> method, just new URL /admin/) 

More or less - there's also HTTP authentication required for this, which I 
doubt was needed for shoutcast.

> 2. For Ogg the metadata is embedded directly
> into the stream using a comment packet? I tried this with no luck though.
> Only the very first header comments show up, nothing more.

Comment packets are only valid in ogg vorbis logical stream headers. You need 
to start a new logical stream to do this.


> If somebody has some example code of how to send metadata for Ogg to
> Icecast2 it would be greatly apprecaited! :)
> Thanx in advance
> Louis

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