[Icecast] Icecast 2.4x Metadata doesn't clear if net file has none

Steve Matzura sm at noisynotes.com
Tue Aug 4 16:16:50 UTC 2015

Yes, I did indeed mean 2.41, not that other thing. ;-)

I'm using Ices-CC as the playout system, so it's probably something in

On Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:45:49 +0000, you wrote:

>On Fri, 2015-07-31 at 10:23 -0400, Steve Matzura wrote:
>> I don't know if I have something set wrong in icecast.xml or not, but
>> on my old server (version forgotten, installed 2009), if I streamed
>> two files with the first one having metadata present but the second
>> had none, Icecast wouldn't stream anything when the second file
>> streamed. On my 4.21 server, when the second file streams, it shows
>> metadata left over from the first file. I just finished looking
>> through the documentation for 2.41 but cannot find any setting which
>> controls this. Help appreciated. Meanwhile, of course I'll get the
>> provider of the streamed file without any metadata to remedy that.
>I'm not aware of any meta data related changes in 2.3.* -> 2.4.* that
>could be relevant for your case.
>In general the source client is responsible for sending the meta data.
>Icecast does (in general case) not touch this information at all.
>Which source client do you use? Maybe the source client has some bug (or
>a "feature" you haven't expected ;).
>Have a nice day!

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