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    Metadata in FLAC streams

    Iím building a Radio Station and have been testing it by using LMS as the client for my FLAC stream tests but I have run into an issue that I think may have revealed a limitation of the piCorePlayer based LMS.
    Using my production server which is an old HP Microserver if I tune in to my FLAC stream I see metadata and changes as youíd expect. If I tune in using either of 2 Pi based LMS (I have a Dev one here and another at a work location) I get the initial metadata but no changes.
    Initially I put it down to a networking issue but Iím pretty sure itís not and that the culprit must be the Pi itself.
    This is confined to the FLAC stream.
    All servers work fine with mp3 stream.
    Anybody have any ideas on what could be the issue. Time?
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    As an experiment - try setting the player to proxy through LMS.
    Settings/Player/xx:xx:xx:xx/AUdio/Streaming Method/Proxied Streaming
    Paul Webster
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    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    As an experiment - try setting the player to proxy through LMS.
    Settings/Player/xx:xx:xx:xx/AUdio/Streaming Method/Proxied Streaming
    Good shout but no change.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom - SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Pioneer ceiling speakers
    Guest Room - Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Everything controlled by iPeng & Material on iOS

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    Maybe Squeezelite cannot read (some version of) metadata in FLAC.

    How about telling LMS to transcode it to MP3 (just for fun) - at least it would show that LMS can read it and then Squeezelite might be changed to do the same (if that is the issue)?
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    Maybe Squeezelite cannot read (some version of) metadata in FLAC.

    How about telling LMS to transcode it to MP3 (just for fun) - at least it would show that LMS can read it and then Squeezelite might be changed to do the same (if that is the issue)?
    I donít think itís a Squeezelite issue. Squeezelite has no knowledge of metadata does it?
    I feel itís a server based issue.
    Production non Pi server with Squeezelite player. Metadata updates shown in eg Material
    Dev server. Metadata updates not shown in Material or iPeng or Default.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TXNR686 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Joggler & Pi3 -> Denon RCD N8 -> Celestion F10s
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi Zero+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) & Bathroom - SB Touch ->Denon AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s + Pioneer ceiling speakers
    Guest Room - Joggler > Topping Amp -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Everything controlled by iPeng & Material on iOS

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    I donít think itís a Squeezelite issue. Squeezelite has no knowledge of metadata does it?
    IIRC Squeezelite (or any SB player) when playing direct stream - strips metadata and sends metadata to LMS to display.

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