[Icecast] how to update stream metadata by source client

Akos Maroy darkeye at tyrell.hu
Mon Apr 11 20:24:23 UTC 2005

Karl Heyes wrote:
> The handling of metadata is specific to the format, eg MP3 itself has no
> in-stream metadata support, only the shoutcast-style streams have
> metadata handling. Vorbis has in-stream metadata support but is handled
> differently to MP3.

I see. so we have separate solutions for:

- shoutcast (mp3)
- icecast 1.x (mp3)
- icecast 2.x
   - mp3
   - ogg vorbis

> The metadata can be updated via an icecast URL at /admin/metadata, which
> is needed if the source client only sends straight mp3

so it's not that the new metadata would be embedded in the same stream
as the audio, but one would make separate HTTP requests to the server?


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