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A StreamStack implementation for parsing and/or injecting metadata with SHOUTcast/Icecast radio streams.

This module offers an interface for retrieving the raw audio data and parsing the metadata from a SHOUTcast or Icecast broadcast. Two API's are offered: a low-level StreamStack read and write interface (which requires you to establish the connection to the net.Stream yourself), and a more convenient high-level ReadStream interface (which creates a net.Stream connection, and uses the StreamStack interfaces transparently).


Here's a basic example of just piping the clean audio data to stdout, while printing the HTTP response headers and metadata events to stderr:

var icecast = require('icecast-stack');
var url = ''; // URL to a known Icecast stream 
var stream = icecast.createReadStream(url);
// Fired when the `net.Stream` has it's 'connect' event. 
stream.on('connect', function() {
  console.error("Radio Stream connected!");
// Fired after the HTTP response headers have been received. 
stream.on('response', function(res) {
  console.error("Radio Stream response!");
// When a 'metadata' event happens, usually a new song is starting. 
stream.on('metadata', function(metadata) {
  var title = icecast.parseMetadata(metadata).StreamTitle;
// Proxy the raw audio stream to 'stdout', redirect to a file! 

Look in the examples directory for code of some more complex use-cases.

The most important use case of this is for HTML5 web apps that listen to radio streams; the <audio> tag doesn't know how to deal with the extra metadata and it is impossible to extract (on the client-side). But a WebSocket connection could be used in conjunction with this module to provide those metadata events to a web browser, for instance.


Installation through npm is the most straight-forward way to install the node-icecast-stack module:

$ npm install icecast-stack

Or just checking out this git repo works as well:

$ git clone git://