[Icecast] IceCast 2.2 MP3 stream and Real Player noise

Greg J. Ogonowski greg at orban.com
Wed Jun 8 16:08:50 UTC 2005

Two other players that I am aware of that have Icecast2 issues have been 
VLC and CoreCodec BetaPlayer.  I have been in contact with both developer 
paths and set up test streams for them in an attempt to get this fixed.

CoreCodec is in the process of making the necessary changes.  I do not know 
about VLC.  I was never able to get confirmation.


At 09:05 2005-06-08, Karl Heyes wrote:
>On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 16:34, Fred Black wrote:
> > I tested it this morning and here are my findings:
> > 1) The Intro tag causes Real Player to give an error that the stream
> > "contains unexpected data and may be corrupt".  It does not play with the
> > Intro tag in the mount point.  If I remove the Intro tag the stream plays,
> > and, the Real Player noise caused by meta-data is gone and the meta-data
> > updates work.
> >
> > 2) The Intro plays in iTunes and switches over to the stream when the Intro
> > has finished.  The meta-data updates work.
> >
> > 4) The Intro works in Windows Media Player and when the intro if finished,
> > it switches over to the stream.  Meta-data updates do not appear to work
> > with WMP.
>I don't think WMP requests the metadata, and if a listener does not
>request it then we have to assume it cannot handle it, after all the
>metadata breaks the mp3 spec.
>I committed the fix for realplayer after the intro file update, so I
>suspect you are seeing a similar thing with intro files as you did
>before.  At least we know the cause, and it seems like real is the only
>one suffering from it currently. I'll look into the intro metadata.
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