Old 19th December 2001, 11:40   #1
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Display radio song title

Hi,
When I listen to Internet radio I can't get the song title to display.

The Winamp browser shows "Music File Identification Error".
I tried the suggestion of pressing alt 3 to set the tagging options but this only displays the stream url and a close button. No flag is displayed.

Under plug-ins input I checked that the nullsoft MPEG audio decoder's title settings is set to use v1/v2 flags and formatting shows %1 - %2 (title/artist). (this was a suggestion from another post).

When I copy the radio url to my Web browser I can see the song title so I guess it is transmitting properly. At the moment I just refresh the browser when I hear something good but there has to be a better way of doing this.

The "now playing" tab in the winamp browser doesn't show the title either.

Winamp 2.78c
radio url: http://66.28.29.23:808

Thanks for any help.

Alan

PS: This is a "newbie" request so apologies in advance for missing something simple. Brilliant program - wish I'd found it 5 years ago.

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Old 20th December 2001, 17:41   #2
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Is it just that the radio does not send you the ID3 (the name, artist, title, yadda yadda) with it? Sorry, but I can't stream MP3 to this PC, otherwise I would help.
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Old 20th December 2001, 17:52   #3
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My Problem is that:
although the radio station streams the song title, WinAmp does not display it.

The Bug is that:
pressing Alt 3 brings up a screen which is missing the necessary input fields to make the correct title-display settings.
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Old 20th December 2001, 20:37   #4
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You can only edit id3 tags by using Alt+3 for MP3 files on your own hard drive.
You cannot edit the id3 tags of someone else's mp3 files or m3u/pls playlists that you are listening to via internet streams.

This is not a bug, it's the way that it is!


However, there clearly is a problem with this particular radio station where streaming titles are concerned, basically because like you say, currently none are being displayed.

The station title appears in the main winamp window & playlist ok:
808 Live Reggae - Celebrating over 2 years of reggae music online - live performances and DJ's - Dancehall Roots Rock Reggae

but that's as far as it goes.

If you're not happy with this, then I suggest you contact the station directly and form a complaint with them. There is nothing that we or winamp can do about this, it is something to do with the way they have (incorrectly) configured their shoutcast stream.


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Also check other stations and make sure they are streaming the titles correctly.
Also make sure "enable shoutcast title streaming" and "include stream name in title" are checkmarked in the MPEG Audio Decoder config -> streaming tab.

However, I doubt if even this will fix the problem with this particular station. That's something only the station themselves can fix.

All other stations are streaming the titles perfectly ok for me, except for this one.

Hope this helps
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Old 21st December 2001, 08:27   #5
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Thanks DJ Egg,
Sorry about the cross-posting. I genuinely felt that there was either a but in Alt 3 or that the text displayed was incorrect (perhaps it could mention that the suggestion does not apply to broadcasts)

I'd set the two flags you suggested correctly so that wasn't the cause

I tried the 5 most popular Shout statations (including mostly classical) and none of them showed titles so I guess this is a firewall issue.

The main thing is that the music plays so I'm happy.

Alan
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Old 21st December 2001, 23:02   #6
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Aah, now you never mentioned anything before about being behind a firewall.

That's an entirely different issue and is something you can only fix by reconfiguring the firewall software to allow winamp full access to the net & all ports, etc.
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Old 8th February 2003, 16:53   #7
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First off, I am behind a firewall.

I get this same File Identification Error in the browser, and the same problem of not being able to see the ID3v2 setting after pressing Alt-3.

I'm able to stream other stations fine. Here's what winamp displays in the playlist:

[could not connect] http://200.165.170.160:8000

Does this just mean the station is down?
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Old 17th September 2003, 16:39   #8
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Missing artist and song title

I don't mean to barge in on this, but I am having the same problem. I am behind a corporate firewall as well.

Everything was working correctly, until I installed mp3PROAudioDecoder per the suggestion listed for one of the stations I was listening to.

After the install, I could no longer see the artist name or title for any of the songs on any of the stations. I have gone to half-a-dozen or so different stations, all of which I cannot see the artist or song.

I know for a fact that at least three of the stations were displaying this info properly prior to the install of that codec.

Any suggestions?

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Old 17th September 2003, 17:13   #9
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When tuning into an MP3Pro station with Winamp using the MP3Pro plugin, title streaming is disabled by default.

To enable, follow these easy steps:
0. Install MP3Pro Winamp plugin
1. With Winamp the active application, press Ctrl+P
2. Double click Plug-ins -> Input -> THOMSON mp3PRO Decoder
3. General tab -> Check Enable SHOUT -/ICE-cast Title Streaming
4. Might need a Winamp close/re-open.

Also, you can remove the MP3Pro stream designator and enable/disable a few other goodies.

Notice the plugin also removes the ability for Winamp to display buffering notices. I haven't found a way to bring that back.

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Old 17th September 2003, 18:11   #10
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Thanx!

Most awesome dude! You are the man!

Thanx

P.S.

Needless to say, your info fixed the problem......
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