[Icecast] Question About Difference between SVRINFONAME and SRVINFODESCRIPTION

Steve Matzura sm at noisynotes.com
Wed May 24 15:25:39 UTC 2017

Don't know why I didn't think of that myself. I *KNEW* they were http
headers, but you know the old saying about not seeing the forest for
the trees. :-)

On Wed, 24 May 2017 15:44:09 +0200, you wrote:

>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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