[Icecast-dev] Icecast2 Player Protocol

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 15:53:22 PST 2005

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 15:47:21 -0800, Greg J. Ogonowski <greg at orban.com> wrote:
> Where can I find the Icecast2 Player protocol?

Your favourite RFC repository.

You want RFC 2616. Note that icecast itself doesn't yet implement 100%
of this protocol (hopefully, support will improve in the future. It's
not, in practice, a major problem).

There's also some mp3 metadata crap for shoutcast compatibility, a
search for "shoutcast metadata protocol' on google finds some
third-party explanations of this protocol (which must only ever be
used for mp3!) - the icecast implementation was done from one of


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