Problems with Artist and Song titles, strange characters

Hello,

We have with a lot of song titles a problem with strange characters…

Duo California - Weiße Rosen aus Antalya

We see this in our test stream with Shoutcast…
I think a problem with the UTF code, but how to resolve this problem?

Assuming you are using the built-in encoder, there is a setting in the connection options about the charset to be used for metadata updates.

I have these settings already found.
We have the problem, with the automatic, UTF-8 and Latin 1 setting…

What’s the Shoutcast version being used?

I’m using Shoutcast 2.6.0.753

This track Title shows also the problem: Ich Hab’ Geträumt Von Dir

If a track with a strange character is played, then shoutcast will do strange things and display the characters as in the first post. I have no idea how I can solve that, but it is very disturbing

We will try to reproduce the issue with the specific Shoutcast version you mentioned.

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This code in the Shoutcast log:

2020-02-10 08:45:33 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “Primal Scream - I’m Gonna Cry Myself Blind”
2020-02-10 08:45:33 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59289 sid=1] Title update [Primal Scream - I’m Gonna Cry Myself Blind]
2020-02-10 08:45:33 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “Primal Scream - I’m Gonna Cry Myself Blind”
2020-02-10 08:45:34 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “Primal Scream - I’m Gonna Cry Myself Blind”
2020-02-10 08:45:34 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59299 sid=2] Title update [Primal Scream - I’m Gonna Cry Myself Blind]
2020-02-10 08:45:34 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “Primal Scream - I’m Gonna Cry Myself Blind”
2020-02-10 08:45:34 WARN [YP sid=1] response returned 500, NOK
2020-02-10 08:45:34 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “New Order - Blue Monday”
2020-02-10 08:45:34 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59289 sid=1] Title update [New Order - Blue Monday]
2020-02-10 08:45:34 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “New Order - Blue Monday”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “New Order - Blue Monday”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59299 sid=2] Title update [New Order - Blue Monday]
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “New Order - Blue Monday”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “P. P. Arnold - Angel of the Morning”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59289 sid=1] Title update [P. P. Arnold - Angel of the Morning]
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “P. P. Arnold - Angel of the Morning”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “P. P. Arnold - Angel of the Morning”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59299 sid=2] Title update [P. P. Arnold - Angel of the Morning]
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “P. P. Arnold - Angel of the Morning”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “Yolanda Be Cool - Dance and Chant”
2020-02-10 08:45:35 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59289 sid=1] Title update [Yolanda Be Cool - Dance and Chant]
2020-02-10 08:45:35 DEBUG [METRICS sid=1] push to YP requested “Yolanda Be Cool - Dance and Chant”
2020-02-10 08:45:36 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “Yolanda Be Cool - Dance and Chant”
2020-02-10 08:45:36 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59299 sid=2] Title update [Yolanda Be Cool - Dance and Chant]
2020-02-10 08:45:36 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “Yolanda Be Cool - Dance and Chant”
2020-02-10 08:45:36 WARN [YP sid=1] response returned 500, NOK
2020-02-10 08:45:38 WARN [YP sid=2] response returned 500, NOK
2020-02-10 08:45:40 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “System Of A Down - Hypnotize”
2020-02-10 08:45:40 INFO [SRC IP.AA.DD.RR:59299 sid=2] Title update [System Of A Down - Hypnotize]
2020-02-10 08:45:40 DEBUG [METRICS sid=2] push to YP requested “System Of A Down - Hypnotize”

A lot of different titels at shoutcast, this information is from Mairlist?

Don’t you think it would make sense to test with a few songs that do have special characters in their title? :wink:

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:slight_smile: No… Because of the problem, shoutcast starts doing weird things.
It seems to be in the Mairlist encoder because if we use a separate decoder the problem will not show itself.