[Icecast] Incorrect metadata format, ending stream

Karl Heyes karl at xiph.org
Wed Feb 6 02:55:29 UTC 2008

Geoff Shang wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to relay a shoutcast-style MP3 stream but am getting the 
> following error:
> [2008-02-05  23:05:05] EROR format-mp3/mp3_get_filter_meta Incorrect 
> metadata format, ending stream
> Is there any way I can tell what is wrong with the data we're getting?
> The stream I'm trying to relay is http://acb.org:8550/
> This is a shared server so it's possible that not all broadcasters 
> trigger this problem.
> Metadata seems to come through fine using latest mpg123.
> Also, we relay another stream using the same version of Supercast 
> (http://supercast.sf.net) on another mount and I have no problems, so I 
> suspect the metadata that's coming in... but I could be wrong.

Is this with trunk or 2.3.1, if trunk is showing this then can you 
provide the error log (level 4) at the point the metadata is detected.


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