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encoding selection

Anonymous 8 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 7 years ago 1
Please add an encoding selection feature. I'm Korean. In some station, they don't use unicode string. So song information charaters are broken. Please solve this problem.

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This is an issue for sure! I have investigated in the past and things got very complex. It is very difficult to predict what encoding to use since it's not easily identifiable. SHOUTcast has released new server tools that hopefully when all other radio providers update it will use the new standard UTF-8 encoding.

Meanwhile this is a good idea and I'll look into adding this option.


Update 05/05/11:

Found a better way to guess the encoding. It's not perfect but for most cases it should work.  The encoding selection is also planed.


Update 06/01/11:

Automatic character encoding has been added to v2.1.9.  Should work for most metadata.

that's right if there is an option to change language for the information of broadcasting, it will be way much better to use
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Answered

This is an issue for sure! I have investigated in the past and things got very complex. It is very difficult to predict what encoding to use since it's not easily identifiable. SHOUTcast has released new server tools that hopefully when all other radio providers update it will use the new standard UTF-8 encoding.

Meanwhile this is a good idea and I'll look into adding this option.


Update 05/05/11:

Found a better way to guess the encoding. It's not perfect but for most cases it should work.  The encoding selection is also planed.


Update 06/01/11:

Automatic character encoding has been added to v2.1.9.  Should work for most metadata.