December 19, 2016

Append metadata to Icecast streams

Nimble Streamer has an extended audio streaming feature set for both live and VOD. Live audio streaming covers both transmuxing and transcoding of Icecast pulled and published streams.

In addition to just transmuxing and transcoding audio, Nimble now allows adding any metadata to any outgoing Icecast stream. So any player capable of Icecast playback and metadata processing will show respective info during the playback.

If you need to just pass through the metadata, you can use this instruction to Icecast re-streaming and this instruction for passing the metadata through Live Transcoder.

Let's see how you can do that.

Click on Nimble Streamer -> Live streams settings top menu then click on Icecast metadata tab.

Now click on Add Icecast metadata button to see the metadata setup dialog.

Application name and Stream name must be same as your outgoing stream name which you'd like to add metadata to.

The next set of fields is for the metadata items, each name has respective megadata item name:

  • Channel name
  • Description for the channel
  • Genre
  • Publicity
  • Bitrate in KBps
  • Audio info which is automatically filled with bitrate value but you can add any additional info there

You can also specify what servers to apply this setting to - just use the checkbox for respective servers. Click Save to apply your settings and check the list to show the update process.

That's it. If you want to change anything - just click on the tool icon.

Further audio streaming options

You can read about all metadata-related features on our audio streaming page under Icecast metadata section.

With Icecast/SHOUTcast streams being processed in via single transmuxing engine you may also use them in various scenarios like these mentioned below.

Let us know if you have any suggestions or questions regarding audio streaming, we're opened for discussions.

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