[MPlayer-users] How to play shoutcast / icecast title streams?

Nico Sabbi nsabbi at email.it
Thu Sep 15 12:42:52 CEST 2005

Stefan wrote:

> Hi!
> Has anybody an idea how to enable "SHOUT/Icecast title streaming" with 
> mplayer? When trying to listen to radio stations like di.fm, I always 
> get an 404 error: requested stream not found.
> This error only occured recently, since shoutcast.com (which relays 
> those MP3 streams) started broadcasting with activated title streaming.
> However, xmms/xine/amarok connect without problems. Nevertheless they 
> are unuseable for my purposes. My media client needs an command line 
> player as mplayer is.
> I would really appreciate if anyone could help me, because I've tried 
> on this for a long time now, without getting any further.
> Thanks in advance.
> $ mplayer -v
>  MPlayer 1.0pre7-4.0.1 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team


use cvs instead, as for every bug report.
Here's my (successful) output.

Resolving for AF_INET6...
Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6:
Connecting to server[]:5190 ...
Name   : D I G I T A L L Y - I M P O R T E D - European Trance, Techno, 
Hi-NRG... we can't define it!
Genre  : Trance Techno Dance
Website: http://www.di.fm
Public : yes
Bitrate: 96kbit/s
Cache size set to 320 KBytes
Cache fill:  2.50% (8192 bytes)
ICY Info: StreamTitle='Timeok - End of Summer Mix 2005';StreamUrl='';
Cache fill: 15.00% (49152 bytes)    Audio file file format detected.
Opening audio decoder: [mp3lib] MPEG layer-2, layer-3
mpg123: Can't rewind stream by 177 bits!
AUDIO: 44100 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 96.0 kbit/6.80% (ratio: 12000->176400)
Selected audio codec: [mp3] afm:mp3lib (mp3lib MPEG layer-2, layer-3)
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/s16le -> 0Hz/0ch/??...
AO: [oss] 44100Hz 2ch s16le (2 B/s)
Building audio filter chain for 44100Hz/2ch/s16le -> 44100Hz/2ch/s16le...
Video: no video
Starting playback...
A:   1.2 (01.1)  1.1% 36%
Exiting... (Quit)

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