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Stream name, variable, [moved from Support]
post Feb 15 2009, 01:12
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What is the name of the variable that contains the name of the stream when you're listening to it?

I can find the stream URL (which is in %path%), but I can't find the stream name variable.

The wiki page that lists the variables doesn't say much about it too, in fact, when I ctrl+f with "stream", I don't get any results.

Some documentation or help would be much appreciated. smile.gif
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post Feb 18 2009, 02:32
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For what it is worth, this thread lists all the tag information I could find for online streams in foobar. If you have more information please add it.

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post Feb 18 2009, 08:30
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I'd really like to have access to the stream title, too.

Apparently when you play a SHOUTcast (ICY) stream which has metadata in it, %artist% and %title% are derived from the StreamTitle metadata, which normally contains the current artist and title and sometimes also the name of the station.

It looks like foobar2000 splits the StreamTitle on the first "-", so if it's in a standard "Artist - Title" format and Artist contains a hyphen, then %artist% will be the part before the hyphen and %title% will be everything after, which of course is poo.

I was hoping I could parse the data myself and split on the first " - " (spaces around the dash) via custom title formatting, but I don't see any variables where the raw StreamTitle is exposed. unsure.gif

Also I had no luck using %url% in a custom column; I had to just use %path%.
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