Thanks Steven for taking a look at this. If an m3u playlist of radio station entries is imported directly via File/Playlists/Import Playlist, when playing one of the entries, in "Track Information" the artist/title metadata being sent doesn't appear, nor does the stream's bitrate or format (aac, mp3, etc). If that same individual stream's entry is added as a Radio Station, full info appears when being played either from the Radio Station panel or from the playlist.
The reason this is significant to me is that sometimes I want to import a large playlist of streams, but don't want to have to make individual manual entries for each URL in the Radio Station panel in order to see the metadata.
For example, try importing the large m3u8 playlist of Radio Caprice streams I have uploaded here: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=09824242552614696855
Then, playing for example the "Trance" entry directly from that playlist (#419), you will only see the information here:
However, adding the URL from that stream to the Radio panel via "New Station", will then produce full metadata for that particular stream, when played either from Radio Stations OR from the originally added m3u8 playlist:
I am hoping you can make the full info appear in either case. Let me know if you need any additional examples.