SAM sending tag info

Written by DJ Dargo on .

Because I send my audio signal through a analogue mixer and then use SAM Broadcaster to send it to the Shoutcast server (SAM has an awesome ACG, with a stereo enhancer) I always had issues sending my track info, after two days of scripting, editing xsl files and fiddling, I finally have a way to pick up the track info with SAM Broadcaster from the IceCast server and send the track info along with the stream.

Now because of Traktor being able to broadcast itself to an IceCast server, I finally figured out a way to pick up the track info with a script, and send it only once to the stream.

I installed IceCast on the machine running Traktor, broadcast with Traktor to that server, wrote an xsl snippet to grab the IceCast track info, and put it on the IceCast webserver, then wrote a script for SAM Broadcast to pick up the song info, and send it out to the running encoders.

Now I can use my main stream for track info, stream, and listener count, and don’t depend on the SHX boards to show this info separately, which always ended up in a listener count being 0.

Problem fixed… ;) next issue…. how to grab the same from mAirList