[icecast] Ices2; Metadata and special chars - SOLVED

Stefan Neufeind stefan at neufeind.net
Thu Mar 4 00:26:53 PST 2004



Though I haven't followed the discussion in all details (sorry):
Could it be that Oddcast has similar problems with not-normal 
characters? If I remember correctly I once had problems with chars 
like ä, ö, ü, ß (German language). Now that you mention it, maybe 
they were not UTF-8-encoded?

  Stefan

On 4 Mar 2004 at 6:09, Thomas Weber wrote:

> I just had contact with an ices-developer about this issue.
> 
> This is not a bug in ices, it is a documentation-bug. What the
> documentation not says is, that the metadata should be sent in UTF-8
> encoding. Simply change from Ascii to UTF-8 and ALL esoteric
> characters will be sent, i've just tested this.
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "MacSym" <macsym69 at yahoo.fr>
> To: <icecast at xiph.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 8:52 AM
> Subject: RE: [icecast] Ices2; Metadata and special chars
> 
> 
> I have the same problem with status.xsl. Special characters such as
> "é" are truncated.
> 
> 
> 
> Is there any solution?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> 
> 
> MAX
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-icecast at xiph.org [mailto:owner-icecast at xiph.org] On Behalf
> Of Ross Levis Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 4:58 AM To:
> icecast at xiph.org Subject: Re: [icecast] Ices2; Metadata and special
> chars
> 
> 
> 
> I reported this several months ago.  I was using Oddcast to send and
> Winamp
> 
> to listen.  Winamp showed the title truncated at any extended
> character.
> 
> >From memory, status.xsl didn't show the title correctly either.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ross Levis.
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> 
> From: "Michael Smith" <msmith at xiph.org>
> 
> To: <icecast at xiph.org>
> 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 4:27 PM
> 
> Subject: Re: [icecast] Ices2; Metadata and special chars
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> > On Wednesday 03 March 2004 14:18, Thomas Weber wrote:
> 
> > > Hi there!
> 
> > >
> 
> > > I am currently developing a broadcast solution with ices2 (feeded
> > > over
> 
> > > pipe, stdin). I use a metadata-file and signals to update the
> > > streams
> 
> > > metadata. The problem is, names of songs and artists are cut off
> > > at
> 
> special
> 
> > > chars like & or at a german umlaut.
> 
> > >
> 
> > > For example:
> 
> > > artist=Test
> 
> > > title=foo & bar
> 
> > > is sent to the clients as "Test - foo ".
> 
> > >
> 
> > > Do i have to use some kind of escape-char or other special things
> > > or is
> 
> > > this just a bug? Btw, I am using IceS 2.0-Beta4.
> 
> > >
> 
> >
> 
> > You don't need any escape characters. This might be a bug. However,
> > it's a
> 
> > pretty unlikely sort of bug - I think it more likely that it's just
> > a
> 
> client
> 
> > bug. What client(s) have you tried this with?
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