[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] SHOUTcast HTTP Support

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Jan 11 23:00:51 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:34:32AM -0500, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
> > * We do need some kind of seperation between protocol and demuxer
> > ?metadata. That is a user application should be able to extract
> > ?both a title from protocol level and one from demuxer level if they
> > ?differ. I belive this wouldnt work with your code
> > ?The simplest way i see for this would be to prefix all the metadata
> > ?keys with "Icy:" or something like that
> > ?(but i need to think more abiut the exact syntax to keep this simple
> > ?to use)
> This is fine, as long as it's well-documented. The idea of an app
> having to check for icy-author makes me shiver. I know FFmpeg tries to
> support weird combinations, like ogg-over-shout, and then you want to
> distinguish between the demuxer tags and the protocol tags, but the
> general usecase which covers 99% of practical uses ios shout+mp3. This
> should be the main focus. Icy-from-http serves the same purpose as
> id3-from-file, and ideally they work the same.

We could add a flag that enables th prefix and by default just let one
override te other with just a normal "title" tag.
iam not sure which way is best but i know if theres no way to retrieve both
someone will loudly complain

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