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- NEI - 2004-01-04 13:47

just wanted to autostart a shoutcaststream, but this won't work at the moment. don't know if it's a bug or not supported.

- darkie - 2004-01-04 15:09

how do you autostart it?
xbmc.mediaplay("[url]http://shoutcast"[/url]) ?

the last should work, the first shouldn't.

- NEI - 2004-01-04 22:36

nice, will try it later.

forget everything. it's almost working. the problem is something with the xfs i have to check later...
btw, as you are the python guru... :-)
could you give me an example how to make directories and remove them. can i access the f: drive through python?
i wrote a shoutcast-pls-updater this afternoon, but can't get it to work on the xbox. works nice on winxp, but thats not what i want! :-)
i'm new to python, here the relevant functions:

shoutcast_dir = 'f:/music/radio/'
#got this one from somewhere here in the forum, but doesn't work on the box:
def clean_dir(dirname):
for root, dirs, files in os.walk(dirname):
for name in files:
os.remove(join(root, name))

#creates missing directories for the given path
def make_path(path):
dpath = normpath(dirname(path))
if not exists(dpath): makedirs(dpath)
return normpath(abspath(path))

# saves the content under the given path. (i.e. dir=f:/music/shoutcast/ filename=blabla.pls)
def save_file(dir, filename, content):
file = open(dir + filename, 'w')

thanx a lot

- darkie - 2004-01-05 00:01

just a quick look
'/' is not supported in python for xbmc
use '\\' instead

shoutcast_dir = 'f:\\music\\radio'

- Hullebulle - 2004-01-05 01:00

since this turns into python scripting i move it to the "development" forum. Smile

- NEI - 2004-01-07 22:13

k, i tried:

file = 'http://www.shoutcast.com/sbin/shoutcast-playlist.pls?rn=7711&file=filename.pls'

but its not working! :-(

- darkie - 2004-01-08 00:13

xbmc.mediaplay('http://addicted.puredj.com:8000') should work. i'll test it soon to see if it really does :-)


it does work, only http should be replaced by shout Smile

- NEI - 2004-01-08 10:36

oh cool! finally i can autostart my preffered shoutcast station without having to turn on my projector! :-)


btw, the python stuff is great! i'm even thinking about doing a script wich would let you browse online the shoutcast stations and playing them. something like a "my radio" button in the root menu. but unfortunatly i don't have much time and not a lot of python experience.

- febs - 2004-01-08 11:23

(nei @ jan. 08 2004,08:36 Wrote:oh cool! finally i can autostart my preffered shoutcast station without having to turn on my projector! :-)
so you can use xbmc as a dashboard?

- floink - 2004-01-08 12:17

(febs @ jan. 08 2004,09:23 Wrote:so you can use xbmc as a dashboard?
i think yes, if you copy all files to c-drive like other dashboards. remeber seeing that in some thread here earlier. and ofcourse edit default.xbe or your bios to the name you use to boot.

- Nickman - 2004-01-08 16:40

(febs @ jan. 08 2004,09:23 Wrote:so you can use xbmc as a dashboard?
yes you can. if you know how to change your bios with xbtool you can change it to point to your xbmc folder eg. f:/apps/xbmc/default.xbe.

or you can copy the whole xbmc folder to your c drive and rename default.xbe to the name your bios is looking for,

- NEI - 2004-01-08 17:17

or there is even another possibility:

i don't use any of them, but have xbmc as first entry in evox. so start box, press a and autostart whatever you want through python. :-) don't need a tv for this! ;-)

- febs - 2004-01-11 03:53

her, thanx for infos about autorunning xbmc at startup.
too bad with this script
Quote:import xbmc

i get this error:
Quote:view as list
it does not start (and the audio playing meanwhile skips by one Smile)

btw, the dns settings are correct.

- NEI - 2004-01-16 10:40

try with another address. it's working. i use it all the time. ;-)