[Icecast] http/cgi metadata updating
ross at stationplaylist.com
Thu Jan 20 17:19:40 PST 2005
> you can already do all this outside of icecast (my DoSomething winamp
> plugin was specifically written for things like that), so I'm not entirely
> sure I see the benefit in sending the data to icecast.
Well, it could be used to provide cheaper hosting by subsidizing the
bandwidth costs with CD sales, all controlled by the host and not the
broadcaster. This would require an in-line browser player, and not an
It was just a thought. Live365 does all this. These changes would allow a
Live365 competitor to use vorbis, without modifying the server code
> If you want this data to then be sent to listening clients, you have to
> with the fact that there is no standard for sending metadata to them
It's a shame that Icecast could not put vorbis compatible tags into the
stream, for external players. The reason being that not all users want the
metadata of every track to appear at the listeners end. Commercials and
jingles, for example. Switching off metadata within the stream and using
the http interface would allow us to do that.
While I'm rambling, is there any facility to display a history of tracks
played in a browser via Icecast? I believe Shoutcast supports this.
Certainly no major issues but just some thoughts I had.
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