Metadata frequency update when playing from stream


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Hi Dmitri,

  I use RB to listen to a http stream and rebroadcast it. In that stream there are advertisement triggers with specific tagging Artist: Advert: Title: Advert:
My issue is that the tigger file only last for 3 to 5 seconds and RB does not seem to get the change
Here is an exemple of the history from source DNAS where RB is listening to:

2017-03-28 15:07:26    INFO    [SRC sid=1] Title update [Katy Perry feat. Skip Marley - Chained To The Rhythm (Kue Remix)]
2017-03-28 15:11:50    INFO    [SRC sid=1] Title update [Sander Van Doorn, LVNDSCAPE - Need To Feel Loved (Extended Mix)]
2017-03-28 15:16:28    INFO    [SRC sid=1] Title update [sweep10]
[color=red]2017-03-28 15:16:31    INFO    [SRC sid=1] Title update [Advert: - Advert:][/color]
2017-03-28 15:16:36    INFO    [SRC sid=1] Title update [Leolife - Bosh! (Original Mix)]
2017-03-28 15:18:36    INFO    [SRC sid=1] Title update [The Journey Men feat. Fyza - Happiness (Soulphonix, DJ Spen & Thommy Davis Remix)]

The advert trigger isn't 'read' by RB most of the time and therefore not forwarded.
Is there a way to update the input meta tada read from the source stream more often in order not to miss updates and to be sure advert trigger is properly forwarded ?

RadioBOSS doesn't read the title by timer - it uses notifications, and therefore it should receive all title updates that happen on the server, immediately as they happen.

Due to the way shoutcast protocol works, title updates are inserted every set number of bytes ("metainterval"), and, maybe, it could happen that the short "Advert" title update is missed because metadata update window was missed. This is theory, though :) You can try increasing Advert duration, or adjust metainterval setting in shoutcast server (make it smaller, especially if the stream is low bitrate).