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[RELEASE] 8tracks - Listen to handcrafted internet radio
#1
hi!

here is a plugin to let you listen to streaming music from 8tracks.com

it's not finished (once i got the basics working i couldn't get any work done as i was too busy listening to all the cool music Wink) but it works pretty nicely already so have a play and see what you think...

current features(v0.2.0):
  • browse mixes by newest, hot this week, popular this month
  • browse mixes by tag
  • Manually enter a tag to browse
  • search for mixes by artist
  • continuous play - music will keep playing forever (when the end of a mix is reached, another chosen by the mix author will start or if they haven't chosen one the site will try and find a similar mix)
  • skip songs with your 'skip' button

todo:
  • add features that require login (mix feed, like, follow etc.)
  • find a good way of displaying mix descriptions (any ideas?)
  • xbox version and dharma doesn't update title/artist in osd (but songs are shown in the 'now playing' list) - maybe there is some way round this? fixed in 0.2.0!

Changelog:
Version 0.2.0
- Fix song info in osd for xbox and dharma
- allow manual entry of tags

Version 0.1.0
- Initial version

available from my repository: https://github.com/downloads/t0mm0/t0mm0...-1.0.3.zip

xbox users can install from xbmc4xbox-addons using SVN repo installer.

love/hate mail, bug reports and feature requests welcomed below!

thanks,

t0mm0
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#2
t0mm0 Wrote:
  • xbox version doesn't update title/artist in osd (but songs are shown in the 'now playing' list) - maybe there is some way round this?
just realised that eden-pre is the only version that shows the correct track names in the OSD.

i'll see if i can think of a better way of doing the continuous play stuff.

anyone have any ideas?

thanks,

t0mm0
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#3
Awesome work man, so impressed with the turnaround time.
Thanks for this!
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#4
exekewtable Wrote:Awesome work man, so impressed with the turnaround time.
Thanks for this!

no problem - it's actually the plugin i use the most myself now!

thanks,

t0mm0.
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#5
Cant get it to work unfortunately, heres my debug log:

http://pastebin.com/6n6Entkj

It starts to load but then it freezes. Hope someone can help..
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#6
jolid Wrote:Cant get it to work unfortunately, heres my debug log:

http://pastebin.com/6n6Entkj

It starts to load but then it freezes. Hope someone can help..

for some reason your xbmc seems unable to play that file (ie. it's an xbmc problem not a plugin problem). looks like a fairly old version - maybe an update would help?

for info, this is not a debug log - please enable debugging when submitting logs as it gives more info to work with.

excellent taste in music by the way Nod

t0mm0
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#7
t0mm0 Wrote:for some reason your xbmc seems unable to play that file (ie. it's an xbmc problem not a plugin problem). looks like a fairly old version - maybe an update would help?

for info, this is not a debug log - please enable debugging when submitting logs as it gives more info to work with.

excellent taste in music by the way Nod

t0mm0

Hehe, I thought the "debug" log was a bit short. Almost like I could understand some of it myselfWink

My build is a bit old yes, it´s an PVR build that is working really good for my needs but i guess it´s time to update. Thanks for your help.
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#8
Played with this on the weekend - loving it!

Thank you
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#9
Any plans to add more search functions to the plugin? It would be great if you could search for tags, rather then sorting through hundreds of them. Or can you search for tags under "search artists"?
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#10
Icarus3000 Wrote:Any plans to add more search functions to the plugin? It would be great if you could search for tags, rather then sorting through hundreds of them. Or can you search for tags under "search artists"?

there doesn't appear to be a way to search for tags using the site, even the list of tags was done by scraping as there is no api call.

i labelled the search as search artists as that is what it is called on the site, but from testing it looks like it does actually search through at least artists, mix title, mix info and tags.

i could add an option to type in a tag name rather than having to find it in the huge list - would that be useful? or if you've spotted a way to search for tags on the site that i have missed please let me know.

thanks,

t0mm0.

ps. i think i've found a way around the dharma/xbox versions not displaying the song info in the osd and as usual i think it is down to my stupidity Wink will try and release an updated version in the next week or so.
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#11
t0mm0 Wrote:i could add an option to type in a tag name rather than having to find it in the huge list - would that be useful? or if you've spotted a way to search for tags on the site that i have missed please let me know.

I actually never heard of the website until I found your plugin Smile Now that I've looked at it, I also can't figure out a way to search for tags directly. but an option to type in a tag name rather than searching through the entire list would be great!

Thanks!
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#12
Icarus3000 Wrote:I actually never heard of the website until I found your plugin Smile Now that I've looked at it, I also can't figure out a way to search for tags directly. but an option to type in a tag name rather than searching through the entire list would be great!

0.2.0 released - see first post for more info

this adds option to manually enter a tag, and fixes song info display in dharma and xbox versions.

thanks,

t0mm0.
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#13
any news on new version t0mm0? its a great plugin!! I would like to have the "login options".
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#14
grypho Wrote:any news on new version t0mm0? its a great plugin!! I would like to have the "login options".

sorry i have been really busy. it's still on my list to do - this is the plugin i use the most myself Wink

t0mm0
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#15
Ok! No problema. Its one of my favs. Thanks a lot for your great effort :-D
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