Updating show titles (was Re: [icecast] a new directory service)
jack at xiph.org
Mon Sep 17 15:27:14 UTC 2001
> What we've found, however, is that the stream title is only sent to the
> client during initial connect. If I recall correctly, in icecast2, it's in
> the ice-name header. We'd like to be able to update this for each
> broadcast on both streams.
The name of the stream is unchanging, just as it's URL should be. Just
come up with a name that's not DJ specific. Certainly the names of
radio stations don't change.
As I've said before, my goal is to remove time-dependent data from the
directory. I _do_ plan to implement a ping/request in icecast 2 so that
a standalone directory client can't query a server to see what song is
playing and what the ping time is etc. I think this, combined with
format information in the description field could be the answer that
you're looking for.
> this which the server sends on from the source when it takes over? Since
> ogg copes just fine with chained streams, this would seem to be a must.
That changes the current song name on a chaining boundary, as well as
artist, tracknumber, etc. That meta information is stored separately
(or will be stored separately) in icecast 2, and will be easily passed
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