[Icecast] Character encodings in ICY metadata

Greg Ogonowski greg at indexcom.com
Sun Dec 2 00:20:23 UTC 2018

UTF-8 is now the universal standard.

It supports ALL character sets.


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


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.






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