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station metadata randomly wonky at times

Doug David 6 years ago • updated by Jona (Lead Developer) 6 years ago 4

Sometimes while streaming stations, the song data displays as an odd string like in the image attached. It's always 2 alpha characters followed by a 5-digit numeral. What's up with that?! It seems to be somewhat random. Later, the same station displays song info without an issue. Is the problem the metadata sent by the shoutcast station or xiia's interpretation of it? Or is it something to do with starting a stream mid-song? 

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I have tried the same radio you are listening to and I see the similar pattern of the metadata.


I have tried it on my PC and same metadata shown.  I think this something to do with the radio broadcast.

...forgot to mention, Galaxy Nexus (4.0.4, thanks to Verizon)

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I have tried the same radio you are listening to and I see the similar pattern of the metadata you see.


I have tried it on my PC and same metadata shown.  I think this something to do with the radio broadcast.

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I have tried the same radio you are listening to and I see the similar pattern of the metadata.


I have tried it on my PC and same metadata shown.  I think this something to do with the radio broadcast.

OK, thanks for checking. I'll drop GotRadio some feedback.

Just to close the loop on this, here's GotRadio's reply. Looks the issue is in an encoding library they're using...


From: Val 
To: Doug
Sent: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 7:38 PM
Subject: RE: GotRadio contact: I have a tech question and need help


Hi Doug - it has something to do with our encoding machines caching the file
name rr (which is the prefix for a rock song) and not reading the meta data
in the file which contains the artist, title info.  We try to clear the
cache as best we can but sometimes it's hard to catch them all.

Sorry about that. I know it's an inconvenience.

Val 
GotRadio 



From: Doug
To: Val 

Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 7:35 PM
Subject: RE: GotRadio contact: I have a tech question and need help


Is anyone working on a fix?



From: Val

To: Doug

Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:26:07 -0700

Subject: RE: GotRadio contact: I have a tech question and need help


It’s really not something we can fix because it’s encoding software that we did not develop.  It only happens on itunes and other devices – not on our website.  I’ll discuss with my tech to see if we can minimize the incidents.

Thanks Doug.


Val 

GotRadio

Thanks for the info! Yeah, they are sending for sure the wrong metadata on the stream. Hope they fix it! :)