[icecast] Metadata, again..
all at biosys.net
Sat Aug 11 13:53:35 PDT 2001
Hmm two questions..
First, a while back someone emailed me with a patch against the icecast
source that seemed to allow metadata to be enabled without all the goofed
up skipping and so on that happens by default. Can someone contact me with
this again? I've lost the patch..
Second, to the icecast guys.. what exactly is the problem with metadata
currently? Would it be terribly hard to just stream out an ID3 tag when
the song changes and when a new user connects, at the beginning of their data?
I don't see any reason to send it at a particular interval, just on-change
from the source is enough I would think. AFAIK an ID3 tag is simply an
invalid frame in the stream that is skipped by any respectable decoder, and
making the frame invalid is trivially simple.. I'm having a hard time
understanding why this doesn't work.
It's a real kick in the nuts to have to use shoutcast and all it's BS
problems to just be able to show the song titles in winamp, which is
undoubtedly the most widely used player.
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