[icecast] Update Metadata of ogg stream

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Thu Apr 29 01:45:08 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 28 April 2004 20:53, Milos Wimmer wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Karl Heyes wrote:
>  Hello,
> I found this old message in the archive:
> > this is because it's an ogg stream, the mechanism above is the way to
> > insert song title updates for mp3.  Either insert New+Metadata at ices
> > (won't work when using a playlist) or use my icecast -kh22 from
> > www.xiph.org/~karl which has the URL code for it in.
> is here any reason, why metadata updating of the ogg stream via HTTP
> requests is not included in official Icecast version (or latest -kh
> versions)?
> It would be really very useful and I'm sure lot of people would
> appreciate it.

The ogg stream is preserved when sending it to the client. Nobody has proposed 
a patch to implement this, and it's of pretty limited use - the sensible (and 
simple) approach is to just set the metadata correctly the first time, in the 
source client.


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