[icecast] Metadata once more...with Ices

Brendan Cully brendan at icecast.org
Sun Mar 24 20:42:54 UTC 2002

On Thursday, 14 March 2002 at 03:12, Cédric Mallet wrote:
> I use Ices with the perl module. I would like to know how to use the
> function supposed to return metadata, for example to read Id Tag.
> I didn't find anything in the documentation. Are there commands to get
> all the fields provided by the IdTag ?

No, ices exports no commands to perl or python. You'll have to use
another perl library to read the ID3 tag. I believe there are several
around, but I don't use them myself.

> I also had strange results when commenting this function  (in that case
> it is supposed to stream the name of the song, by reading the IdTag). With
> Winamp, I didn't get anything ("unnamned"), with XMMS, I had the proper
> name, with "unnamned" written after it, and it only worked properly with
> Freeamp...

This is likely because you're only using UDP for metadata updates. Check
the setting of use_meta_data in icecast.conf.

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