[icecast] song titles

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Tue Feb 18 12:45:24 UTC 2003

On Tuesday 18 February 2003 19:37, Deva Seetharam wrote:
> i see that icecast retains song titles only when running in full debug
> mode (with DEBUG_FULL defined in icecast.h). is this observation correct?

Ah. You must be talking about icecast 1.x. I was talking about icecast2. What 
I said is not at all accurate for icecast 1.x, you should ignore it.

> how can i find out when a new song is being streamed by a source?
> can i determine this accurately by examining song title
> (souce.info.streamtitle)? or, is there a more reliable method?

For mp3 streaming, there is generally no way to accurately determine this with 
either icecast 1.x or icecast 2 (since they both do mp3 metadata using the 
same technique as shoutcast, which is poorly designed and insufficient for 
accurate determination of track boundaries). 

For vorbis streaming, track boundaries are clearly defined, and this 
information is extracted by icecast2.


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