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CastingSendMetaDataString method

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Sends a string containing metadata to a SHOUTcast version 2 casting session created by a previous call to the CastingCreateFromStreamMixer or CastingCreateFromPlayer methods. If you should need sending metadata in binary format you could use the CastingSendMetaData method.


Details about the protocol for communicating with a SHOUTcast version 2 server and available metadata can be found inside the WinAmp Developer Network site.


Further information about management of casting sessions can be found inside the How to use the control as a source for streaming servers like SHOUTcast tutorial.





[Visual Basic]

control.CastingSendMetaDataString (

nCastingUniqueID as Long,

nType as Long,

strMetadata as String

) as enumErrorCodes



short control.CastingSendMetaDataString (

long nCastingUniqueID,

long nType,

LPCTSTR strMetadata









Unique identifier of the casting session returned by a previous call to the CastingCreateFromStreamMixer or CastingCreateFromPlayer methods


Type of metadata. This is a ShoutCAST version 2 message class (in bits 12 to 15) and type (bits 0 to 11) that describes what the metadata is.

For example, the hexadecimal "3902" is a class 3 message that would contain type 902 XML Metadata in SHOUTcast version 2.0 format


String containing metadata, typically a string containing well formed XML




Return value






Negative value

An error occurred (see the LastError property for further error details)

enumErrorCodes.NOERROR (0)

The method call was successful