Fw: [Icecast] Updating MetaData at the Relay

oddsock oddsock at oddsock.org
Tue Feb 15 13:57:39 PST 2005

At 03:40 PM 2/15/2005, you wrote:
>I meant to send the message to the list but the default is to reply to the 
>sender, which I find a big hassle.  I know, I should being using a proper 
>email client and not Outlook Express.
>>Now that 2.2.0 is out, we can update metadata on-the-fly.
>This syntax is supported but it only shows up on the Icecast2 server web
>pages, not on the listeners player, as far as I know.

I'm not sure why you think this...Updating the metadata via the admin 
interface will cause the metadata to cascade down to listeners for both MP3 
streams AND vorbis streams.  And I know this for a fact as that is EXACTLY 
how oddcast sends metadata updates (by calling the admin interface).

>I asked about this a week or 2 ago.  I would like this to work as well.
>Oddsock wrote that there is no standard way to interject the metadata into
>the stream at the server end.

I think you misunderstood what I said.  I was talking about how icecast 
actually sends the metadata out to listeners.  How it does it is format 
dependent.  If MP3, then it uses the shoutcast-metadata protocol. If 
Vorbis, then it will "rebuild the vorbis stream, adding the metadata to the 
vorbis headers as required by the spec".  Either way, the interface for 
sending metadata TO icecast is the same (this is the admin interface for 


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