[Icecast] Problem with Intros in Relay with RealPlayer

Fred Black fred at batanga.com
Mon Jul 25 10:12:15 PDT 2005

I took the intros out of our production setup, I setup a test relay on
another server: if you access the stream with Windows
Media Player, or iTunes, the into plays and then the stream plays.  If you
put it in a playlist and try it with RealPlayer, you will get the error

Example Playlist file:


-----Original Message-----
From: Karl Heyes [mailto:karl at xiph.org] 
Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 12:51 PM
To: Fred Black
Subject: Re: [Icecast] Problem with Intros in Relay with RealPlayer

On Mon, 2005-07-25 at 16:53, Fred Black wrote:
> Karl,
> Is it possible that the fix you put in that made Real Player correctly 
> play the Intros without the "This clip cannot be played.  It contains 
> unexpected data and may be corrupt" message, did not get applied to 
> relayed streams?  I am hitting this on relayed streams....  I'm using 
> the July 13 windows exe from Oddsock.

The fix I put in was for providing some metadata initially, as real player
went odd with the single 1 byte nul, it applies to relays as well as source

I don't see why it would be the single nul byte now, is your stream
accessible to check the contents from here ?


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