[Icecast] Metadata Swapping: How do they do it?

Ian A. Underwood agentgrn at dcne.net
Thu May 5 19:30:54 PDT 2005

Ian Andrew Bell wrote:

> Let's face it -- what's going to make us all successful as streamers is 
> appearing nicely in client apps.  This is what I'm shooting for, as well.

Let me put the brakes on right here, and reset a couple expectations.

In all reality, the appearance of your stream in an application isn't 
going to do squat when it comes to being a successful streamer.  It 
might look pretty, but your listeners are not coming to you because it 
looks nice in Winamp...or iTunes.

Being a successful streamer requires you to have a good quality stream 
aimed at the right audience.  Without that, the flair of format is worth 
squat.  I do a three-hour radio program a couple times a week and I 
still managed to pull down about 3,000 hours TTSL in the last month.

To get to the original question...I don't believe Icecast does any kind 
of station ID bundling in with the stream title or description 


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