[Icecast] Metadata in non UTF-8 encoding support (patch)

mark burdett mark at indymedia.org
Mon Oct 23 19:26:53 UTC 2006

i'd be happy with any solution.

XML listings of streams often have parse errors due to non UTF-8 
characters in the metadata.
(My own quick and dirty fix was for XSL to generate plain-text output..)


On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:34:36 +0200, Michael Smith wrote:
> On 10/23/06, Andrew N. Below <defan at zenon.net> wrote:
> >Hi there.
> >
> >http://defan.zenon.net/freebsd/patch-icecast2-encoding
> >
> >This patch allows icecast to encode metadata from
> >specified charset to UTF-8 for stats output and
> >using different charset for log output.
> This sounds somewhat like the wrong approach to me.
> The metadata should be transformed to UTF-8 on input, so it's stored
> internally to icecast ONLY as UTF-8. This would be better done as a
> mountpoint-specific option, as it's not something that I'd expect to
> be the same across all mountpoints.
> Using a different charset for logging sounds... strange. Why not just
> always log in UTF-8, consistently?
> That said, some solution for this problem would be nice.
> Mike
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