[Icecast] Updating Stream Title

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Mon Apr 4 14:58:02 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 13:46, Juraj Nevesely wrote:
> I've noticed that also Windows Media Player shows info about current 
> playing song. The problem is it is not the Current Song parameter 
> (title) but the Stream Title (server_name) that WMP shows. That's the 
> reason why I would like to be able to dynamically change the Stream 
> Title parameter.
> Is it technically possible to change the Stream Title and are you 
> thinking about such an update?

The title you are currently getting is send as a HTTP style header so
you only get that the once.  The shoutcast style metadata updates occur
within the MP3 data stream but effectively breaks the MP3 spec, so these
are only sent if the clients ask for it, WMP is not asking for it.

If we did send the metadata no matter what, then you will still not see
the title updates and audio glitches will occur.


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