Author Topic: Display actual bitrate for stream vs. Icecast header value  (Read 146 times)

sveakul

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When playing FLAC radio streams, MusicBee takes the bitrate value displayed in the Track Information properties from whatever is being sent in the Icecast "icy-br" header.  That value is usually not accurate, and ends up displaying obviously wrong rates like 128kbs for FLAC streams that are actually 900+.  Can a change be made that allows the actual stream bitrate to be shown instead?  Comparing players in wishlist requests is normally not a valid argument, but just to show that it's not a restriction of the BASS library, both XMPlay and AIMP do this.  Thanks for your consideration from a stream fan.

Steven

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the next v3.3 update uses the bass functionality for bitrate

https://getmusicbee.com/patches/MusicBee33_Patched.zip
unzip and replace the existing musicbee files
Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 08:01:19 PM by Steven

sveakul

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Ah, this works BEAUTIFULLY!  In addition to real FLAC bitrates, it's also showing improved bitrate displays for Opus and AAC+ streams.  Thanks, Steven!