[icecast] Real Player and Icecast 2

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Wed Mar 17 00:17:08 UTC 2004

On Wednesday 17 March 2004 04:01, Dale Ghent wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2004, at 11:40 AM, John McHarry wrote:
> > I am streaming mp3 to an Icecast 2 server. The stream works well with
> > Winamp, xmms, and Windows Media Player, but Real Player runs for a
> > couple seconds and blows up. The newest Linux version doesn't blow up,
> > but emits a sharp scratching noise about every 2 seconds. Has anyone
> > made this work?
> Sounds like realplayer isn't observing the metadata updates in the
> stream.

Clients don't get metadata updates in the stream unless they explicitly 
request them, for obvious reasons. It's unlikely realplayer requests them but 
can't deal with them correctly.


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