[Icecast-dev] Icecast2 Player Protocol

Michael Smith mlrsmith at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 00:54:56 PST 2005

On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 01:46:34 -0800, Greg J. Ogonowski <greg at orban.com> wrote:
> Mike-
> There are some differences in the way the metadata is handled between
> SHOUTcast and Icecast2.  This, I believe is the primary reason why player
> developers get SHOUTcast streams to play but not necessarily Icecast2.  VLC
> and BetaPlayer are perfect examples of this.  I have been doing some
> testing with BetaPlayer on a Verizon Wirelss CE device, and unfortunately
> Icecast2 streams misbehave in a bad way, even when burst-on-connect is
> disabled, yet SHOUTcast streams work fine.

As far as I know, the only difference is in the default interval
(measured in bytes) used (icecast's is larger). Since that's just a
parameter set in an HTTP header, clients shouldn't be screwing that

If there are other differences, then that's probably a bug - if so,
please report it (http://bugs.xiph.org/), with exact details on what
else is being done differently.



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