[icecast] metadata update in the stream

Akos Maroy darkeye at tyrell.hu
Wed Mar 13 08:36:44 UTC 2002

This has come up earlier, but I don't remember a solution.

How do I update the metadata of the stream 'on the fly'? I'm thinking of 
having a live stream (through darkice), with the title, author, etc. 
metadata changed every once in a while to reflect the actual program. 
How would I do that?

Should I insert such data into the mp3 / ogg voribs data somehow by 
calling some functions of liblame / libvorbis?

Or is there some possibility to do this through the protocol with which 
the data is sent to icecast?

At the moment, the only place I put meta data into is when the source 
logs in to the icecast server. There, in the header, there is a 
possibility to put metadata. But this persists throughout the stream. 
How do I change it?


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