Hi, i have many problems with getting the metadata on a website. Like, how do I correctly send the metadata (song title and artist) via a http request so that a website can retrieve it, and how can I make the website retrieve it correctly?
By the way, I use Shoutcast.
The first thing is, for most applications you probably need the "Now Playing" Plugin.
This can be a bit tricky to get working and the interaction with the shoutcast server needs to be considered.
The simplest way of using "now playing" is to get it to save a file of title & artist in a suitable location and get the streaming application to use that. You will then have a stream with now playing data embedded in it and if you play it on a streaming client it will show the now playing information.
My guess is that the TCP/IP function of the "Now Playing" plugin would do the job.
How does the shoutcast server provider suggest you do it?
While not about Shoutcast (it's Icecast) this article may be helpful: