[Icecast-dev] metadata

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Mon Oct 4 16:25:08 PDT 2004

On Mon, 2004-10-04 at 01:54, Ross Levis wrote:
> We are currently adding Shoutcast title information support to our radio 
> broadcasting/streaming software and would like to do the same for Icecast if 
> this function has been implemented.  The Shoutcast server uses a format like 
> this:
> http://server-ip/admin.cgi?pass=yourpassword&mode=updinfo&song=Artist_and_Title_etc
> Our software sends this request at each change of track.  The server then 
> adds the required metadata to the outgoing stream so the listeners players 
> can see what is playing.  I realize the common solution is to add the 
> metadata at the stream encoder (client) end, but in many situations, this is 
> not possible.  Does Icecast support this feature?

check the docs, ie Metadata Update on



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