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1.5b20 doesn't show current track information when playing icecast streams

Hello,

I updated from 1.4.8 to 1.5b20 and noticed that Artist/Title doesn't get updated when playing IceCast streams (eg: DI.fm premium).
This used to work in 1.4.



Re: 1.5b20 doesn't show current track information when playing icecast streams

Reply #1
Do you have a free example station where the info isn't working? Random streams listed on icecast's site that provide track info work fine.

Re: 1.5b20 doesn't show current track information when playing icecast streams

Reply #2
Indeed I'm trying at home right now and everything works fine.
I'll check again at work tomorrow, that's where it's not working.
I'm using a portable version from an external HDD, so the only thing different is the corporate proxy.
Could it be the problem ?

Re: 1.5b20 doesn't show current track information when playing icecast streams

Reply #3
Proxies tend to fail to support the Shoutcast metadata passing mechanism.

Re: 1.5b20 doesn't show current track information when playing icecast streams

Reply #4
Hello,

I can confirm that it does not work when I'm using fb2k 1.5b20 at work behind a corporate proxy.
Using 1.4.8 works fine using the same proxy.

Here's one random free radio that exhibits the issue:
http://dir.xiph.org/listen/1421249/listen.m3u

I'll see if I can setup a little squid proxy at home and reproduce the issue in a more controlled environment.

Re: 1.5b20 doesn't show current track information when playing icecast streams

Reply #5
Please open Preferences / Advanced / Networking
Uncheck 'Disable ShoutCast metadata with HTTP GET proxy'
OR
Check 'Force HTTP CONNECT with proxy servers'

This was added to mitigate errors (total failure to play) that some people have been experiencing due to proxy server altering request headers.
Flipping either of the two switches should make the problem go away, provided that your proxy server is configured sanely.

Re: 1.5b20 doesn't show current track information when playing icecast streams

Reply #6
Unchecking 'Disable ShoutCast metadata with HTTP GET proxy' did the trick.

Thanks for pointing me to that new option.

 
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