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Archive for May 4th, 2011

SmackFu: Shoutcast Metadata Protocol

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/05/04

The SmackFu: Shoutcast Metadata Protocol page describes how the Icecast and Shoutcast meta-data (like song title) are being sent inside their streams.


  • The above only explains the song meta data (artist-title); you cannot update the Stream Title without performing a reconnect, as they are in the stream meta data; this post explains why.
  • The stream headers are explained here, but they don’t contain the song title!
  • Icecast uses the dash “-” as separator between artist and title of the song, so if an Artist contains a dash, you are out of luck, as this thread shows.


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