[Icecast] Question About Difference between SVRINFONAME and SRVINFODESCRIPTION

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Wed May 24 13:44:09 UTC 2017

If you are referring to the stream title and description, changes to them
will usually not be picked up by media players as these values are sent as
HTTP headers, which can't be resent.

On 24 May 2017, at 15:25, Steve Matzura wrote:

> SRVINFONAME shows up in the title bar of a media player but does not
> change automatically when it changes on the stream. If the stream is
> restarted on the media player, the contents of SVRINFONAME is
> refreshed. What about SRVINFODESCRIPTION? Where is it displayed in a
> media player screen, and when is it refreshed in a media player if it
> changes on the stream? I'm trying to solve a years-old problem on my
> Icecast (2.4.3) server where the show title is sent in SRVINFONAME.
> I'm wondering if I change that to SRVINFODESCRIPTION might things get
> better?
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