Updating show titles (was Re: [icecast] a new directory service)

Akos Maroy darkeye at tyrell.hu
Mon Sep 17 16:04:52 UTC 2001

Byron L. Hicks wrote:

> If the client is using freeamp, they can see the song titles.  (They are
> passed along by the server.)  Winamp and XMMS do not seem to see the meta
> data from the server.

If you're streaming a live broadcast, you don't have song titles, as the 
mp3 or ogg stream is generated real time from a sound card input. There 
are two ways of letting the client know what he's listening to:

1. put meta-data into the mp3/ogg stream itself
2. let icecast send the metadata to the client or some directory service

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