[Icecast] ffmpeg and metadata

Marvin Scholz epirat07 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 14:58:20 UTC 2019

On 19 Sep 2019, at 16:46, ScanCaster wrote:

> So ffmpeg can pull the metadata out of a stream and if its updated can
> parse it out, at least according to the documentation...
> I am just not finding any info on what I am supposed to "poll" and read
> to get this data?????
> ffmpeg -icy 1 -hide_banner -reconnect 1 -reconnect_at_eof 1 -
> reconnect_streamed 1 -reconnect_delay_max 2
> OK so now where do I "poll" this icy_metadata_packet from? ? ? ?
> I am using ffmpeg to merge two streams, its a long story, but having them
> mereged into a stereo feed is better, the once source has metadata which
> is updated... and I'd like that to pass on, but... ffmpeg doesn't seem to
> update this data as it streams... from the source :(
> I've looked at things like:
> https://www.oipapio.com/question-4213466
> Doesn't really help... gibberish about android SDK ... and the rest are
> just pointers back to the documentation which says if you want this to
> poll this packet info.. yeah no kidding... HOW!??!?
> I am just trying to get something that spells out how this "polling" is
> done! in BASH or Python 2.7.x (NO 3!)
> ffmpeg -hide-banner and options to "poll"... I can then pass this to wget
> or even do it all in BASH or python (2.7.x)
> Any one done this "polling?"

You might want to ask that on the ffmpeg mailing list.

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