[icecast] metadata update in the stream

Brendan Cully brendan at icecast.org
Wed Mar 13 07:09:35 PST 2002



See the libshout function shout_update_metadata (also see metadata.c in
the ices src). This function just calls up the icecast/shoutcast server
and issues a GET request in a particular format. It can be called any
time.

On Wednesday, 13 March 2002 at 09:36, Akos Maroy wrote:
> 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?
> 
> 
> Akos
> 
> 
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