[Icecast] Character encodings in ICY metadata

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Sat Dec 1 23:13:46 UTC 2018

Greetings Icecast masters!

Does anyone know what the supported character encoding(s) are for strings in ICY metadata? The closest I’ve been able to get via a Google search is this thread:

	http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=208096&highlight=handle+unicode+characters%3F <http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?t=208096&highlight=handle+unicode+characters?>

Which would certainly seem to imply that UTF-8 is off the table. (Or is it just a Winamp limitation?) Is there an actual server-side standard?

Any light shed would be greatly appreciated.


| Frederick F. Gleason, Jr. |              Chief Developer             |
|                           |              Paravel Systems             |
| The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to  |
| choose from.                                                         |
|                                      -- Andrew S. Tanenbaum          |
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