[icecast] MP3 MetaData in WMP and RealOne
stefan at neufeind.net
Thu Apr 8 04:34:08 PDT 2004
Did you really see meta-data? Or did it show data from the playlist-
file? Or did you see the data (name and genre) provided in the http-
header upon connect?
Shows "CLUB 977 The 80s Channel (HIGH BANDWIDTH)" in WinAmp. But this
is due to the "title" set in the .pls and/or provided in the http-
When I open http://184.108.40.206:80/stream/1040 directly in WMP 9, it
also shows the station-name provided by "icy-name" in the header and
the genre without problems, it seems.
So WinAmp seems to have general icy-support. But maybe it doesn't
support updates sent in the data-stream but just information provided
in the http-header?
<p>Max, would really appreciate if you could tell us a reproducable URL
where you see metadata actually working.
On 8 Apr 2004 at 12:50, MacSym wrote:
> It works with Peercast because Peercast receives the headers from Icecast2
> and sends its own headers back to the client (Winamp, WMP, Real...).
> Remember that Peercast is a client AND a server... I guess Peercast doesn't
> send back the headers in the same way than Icecast2. Maybe Peercast doesn't
> use ICY/X-audiocast.
> Talking about Real (v9.0 and 10), I already got the metadata displayed from
> Icecast but I didn't check if the server I was listening to was Icecast1 or
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org] On Behalf Of
> Stefan Neufeind
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 12:21 PM
> To: icecast at xiph.org
> Cc: Allan
> Subject: Re: [icecast] MP3 MetaData in WMP and RealOne
> Maybe it works with WinAmp because peercast is received via a plugin
> that supports this?
> WinAmp 2.x/5.x:
> - Self-extracting installer
> - Installs WinAmp plugin client
> - Enables peercast:// links
> - Free. No adware/spyware
> Allan, I assume you have a plugin installed for listening to
> On 7 Apr 2004 at 21:21, oddsock wrote:
> > At 08:30 PM 4/7/2004, you wrote:
> > >On Thursday 08 April 2004 01:40, Allan wrote:
> > > > Hi
> > > >
> > > > Can anyone tell me how to get Metadata (Artist & Title) to display in
> > > > and RealOne
> > > >
> > > > It seems to work in WinAMP5 and if a rebroadcast the stream via
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Im using SAM2 and Icecast2
> > > >
> > >
> > >They should just work if the clients (wmp, real) have support for the
> > >metadata
> > >- and since you say that it works if you rebroadcast via peercast, this
> > >suggests that they _do_ have support.
> > WMP does not support shoutcast-style metadata....definately not. And I'd
> > be REAL (pun intended) suprised if Helix/Real supported it.
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