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dfk
2005-11-06, 06:35
Server > Internet Radio

SHOUTcast Internet Radio

Browse SHOUTcast list of Internet Radio streams.

Number of Streams

How many streams to get. Default is 300, maximum is 2000.
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I have my Shoutcast stream set to 1000

SlimServer Version: 6.2.1 - 5072 is throwing up the following error:

There was an error parsing the stream information. Try reducing the number of streams if you've set a great number. (2)

This goes away if I reduce my list to 999

Entered Bug: http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2501

mherger
2005-11-06, 06:55
> There was an error parsing the stream information. Try reducing the
> number of streams if you've set a great number. (2)
>
> This goes away if I reduce my list to 300.
>
> Entered Bug: http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2501

You'll have to send that bug report to the station that's causing the
problem. Or to shoutcast.com which does not create a wellformed XML file
for it.

We can't do anything about it, I'm sorry. You'll get that message when the
XML parser fails, mostly due to some incorrect encoding. When I tracked
down the issue it was always the same station causing the error. I tried
to contact shoutcast, the station, no reaction.

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dfk
2005-11-06, 08:59
> There was an error parsing the stream information. Try reducing the
> number of streams if you've set a great number. (2)
>
> This goes away if I reduce my list to 300.
>
> Entered Bug: http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2501

You'll have to send that bug report to the station that's causing the
problem. Or to shoutcast.com which does not create a wellformed XML file
for it.

We can't do anything about it, I'm sorry. You'll get that message when the
XML parser fails, mostly due to some incorrect encoding. When I tracked
down the issue it was always the same station causing the error. I tried
to contact shoutcast, the station, no reaction.

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Michael

Thanks I have edited this text to reflect the fact that I understand it is a Shoutcast XML problem.

Regards

dfk

mherger
2005-11-06, 10:12
> So you are saying it is not a Slimserver problem but a problem with the
> way that Shoucast sets up its XML listing? I have not seen this before

Exactly.

> in over 3 weeks of using SB2. What changed from yesterday? I presume
> this has occured in the past and resolved itself?

I have seen them sometimes. What changed? Pretty often these are small
stations, with only a few connections allowed. Everybody can easily set up
a shoutcast radio station. I assume these smaller station change pretty
often or are, due to only very few listeners, not in the 2000 most
favorite streams. From time to time one such stream slips through.

BTW: it's the XML::Simple module which fails on these files. The plugin
only catches the failure and displays the message you saw.

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