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

Geoff Shang geoff at hitsandpieces.net
Fri May 6 00:53:25 PDT 2005


As long as you're talking about MP3 metadata, you've got to remember a few 

1.  MP3 metadata is a hack.

2.  MP3 metadata is a hack that was not designed by the Icecast people. 
AFAIK, it was a shoutcast thing which means the standard such as it is has 
already been set.

3.  MP3 metadata is a hack that not all players support, and since it's not 
our hack, you're going to have to approach player developers directly about 
support for it.

The stream title is sent upon connection to the stream.  Not only does this 
mean it can't be changed, but it also means that because MP3 has no 
chaining support, if you have two shows back-to-back without forcing a 
reconnect,a show-specific title will stick from the first to the second.


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