the only sane option would be to have the 2.x DNAS accept the artwork in a way that would work with 1.x sources (which would make most sense to be done as a PUT request - sort of like how 1.x title updates are done via the admin.cgi?mode=updinfo... request) which then allows things to be done irrespective of the source and source protocol (as the 2.x protocol is never going to see widespread adoption - that ship was long since missed from when that could possibly have worked and it's generally better the DNAS fits in with the protocols actually being used for playback - hence the dropping of the ICY protocol with the 2.4x releases).
That makes a lot of sense, if this feature can make its way into DNAS v2.x and the DSP plugin, other sources (and Centova Cast) will likely follow.
Roger, as I said in previous posts, extracting images from Shoutcast server is simply downloading an image from URL: http://server:port/playingart?sid=1 (change server, port, sid values of course).
Yes, we are past that point 3 posts ago thanks to Dro's clarification, and as I've said in my last message this feature is now in our internal tracker for consideration, but it will likely remain low priority until we find a way to make it work with autoDJ (and other v1 protocol sources) too.
It's nothing major,
That's where you're wrong, there are many considerations to implementing such a feature and not all of them are under Centova Cast's control.
and, most important, people do expect artwork to work on live streams too, not for AutoDJ only.
I agree, however (as Dro has also pointed out), supporting v2 protocol compatible sources only will leave us in the same place, since people will also expect this feature to work with any source and with the multiple DJ accounts feature, which requires the remote source to connect to a middle man (Liquidsoap) that doesn't support v2 protocol.
I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but Dro has been the lead developer of Shoutcast for many years, so maybe he has an idea or two on how to go about solving this problem
We've received countless support requests about it and I'm about to start redirecting all those people to Centova support.
Absolutely, despite the obvious (and terrifying
) threat of spam, this is exactly what you should do, getting your "countless" clients to register and vote for this feature here in the forum will certainly help our developers see the importance of investing in its development.
Same goes for the Shoutcast forums, getting a lot of interested people to request this feature on their side will greatly help speed development along.