[Icecast] http/cgi metadata updating

Ross Levis ross at stationplaylist.com
Thu Jan 20 16:39:42 PST 2005


I heard that Icecast 2.2 now supports metadata updating via http for vorbis 
streams.  We are adding http metadata support into our broadcasting software 
for the next release.  Can someone point me to a link for the syntax, or is 
it identical to the Shoutcast syntax?
http://www.host.com:port/admin.cgi?pass=Password&mode=updinfo&song=Artist_Title&url=http://someurl.com

Has there been any thought on extending the syntax to send additonal 
information to the server, such as separate artist and title, album, and 
song duration parameters?  This could be very useful for a stream hosting 
company.  The Artist & Album data could be used to provide links to purchase 
the CD, and the duration would be useful for refreshing the title 
information window for in-line website based players.  Live365 supports 
these parameters for their cgi interface.  It may be worth considering.

Best regards,

Ross Levis
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