[icecast] metadata idea for coders

Asymmetric asym at rfnj.org
Tue Mar 27 11:36:07 UTC 2001

I haven't looked at the code so forgive me if this is already what it's doing..

Considering the problems with the current metadata implementation.. 
couldn't it be changed to just cache the data that comes from the source in 
order to update it if it changes, and then just send it down to the 
listening clients then in the form of an ID3V2 tag when they first connect, 
and then only when it changes?

I'm not entirely sure if they would show the data, but I think they would.. 
and if they don't, it won't hurt anything, since they don't contain a valid 
sync sequence.

I don't use X on any of my freebsd boxes and thus don't have a half-decent 
gui to try this on myself.. but I may try and compile it under windows with 
BC5 which I do have on my windows box.  If it works without too much 
hassle, I'll try and come up with a patch if none of the project coders are 
willing to do it.

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