Playlist Stream Info

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Playlist Stream Info

Post by InTheAir » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:16 pm

Hi,

First off, I really like NetJukebox! One central spot for me to select whatever media type I want to listen to.

I have one issue I don't know how to fix. When I listen to MP3's I get artist and track info :D (see MP3.png) but when I listen to an Internet radio station I don't get any info :( (see stream.png)??? I am using netjukebox 5.3 on a Windows 2003 server with httpQ on a Windows XP client (see httpQ.png).

<edit> This happens on two separate computers.

Thanks,
Paul
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Playlist when playing any Internet radio stream.
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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by wbartels » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:41 am

Most (m3u) stream servers on the internet don't send artist and track information.
When for example listen to Studio Brussel http://www.listenlive.eu/vrtstubru-high.m3u you don't get artist and track information in Winamp.

However some (shoutcast) servers will send information to Winamp but as far as I Know this is not available troug the httpQ plugin: http://httpq.sourceforge.net/reference.html
So at the moment I don't have a solution.

PS
A good recource for internet radio stations: http://www.listenlive.eu/

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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by InTheAir » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:21 pm

Hmmmm, all the stations that I listen to provide song information. As a test I will try the command http://localhost:4800/getplaylisttitle?p=pass on the winamp client and see what I get.

Thanks for your response and I'll take a look around Listen Live.

Paul

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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by InTheAir » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:30 pm

OK, I put the following URL into a browser on the netjukebox server and it was able to pull the information from httpQ off the client machine.

Using this command: http://192.168.1.30:4800/getplaylisttitle?p=password

This is what it pulled: "Gary Farr - To Be Free"

This is the station: http://u17.sky.fm:80/sky_newage_aacplus

Ahhh, you must be using "getid3tag" to get song info.... that doesn;t pull anything for streams. What if you used something like hasid3tag to determine if it has idtag info and if that is false you try get playlisttile? That way you provide detailed info when you can and minimal info when a stream is playing.

Just a thought.

Paul

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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by wbartels » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:11 pm

InTheAir wrote:OK, I put the following URL into a browser on the netjukebox server and it was able to pull the information from httpQ off the client machine.

Using this command: http://192.168.1.30:4800/getplaylisttitle?p=password

This is what it pulled: "Gary Farr - To Be Free"

This is the station: http://u17.sky.fm:80/sky_newage_aacplus

Ahhh, you must be using "getid3tag" to get song info.... that doesn;t pull anything for streams. What if you used something like hasid3tag to determine if it has idtag info and if that is false you try get playlisttile? That way you provide detailed info when you can and minimal info when a stream is playing.

Just a thought.

Paul
Paul thanks for the feedback.
I will see what I can do in the upcomming release.

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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by wbartels » Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:36 am

I have done some testing with: http://localhost:4800/getplaylisttitle?p=pass
With the radio stations I have used it always returned the information in this form:

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artist - title (radio station)
or

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(radio station)
Paul, can you also do some testing?
And see if this is always the case.

Thanks,
Willem

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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by InTheAir » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:49 pm

Hi, here are the results of several stations I listen to. It looks like what you get is dependent on your "Plug-ins/Input/Nullsoft MPEG Audio Decoder" settings (see image). I have "Include stream name in title" unchecked so I don't get the station name. For this to work they would have to have "Enable SHOUTcast title support" enabled.

Paul


Michael Kamen - Mr. Holland's Opus - Rowena
Dolce Vita - Ryan Paris
Coldplay - The Scientist
Mamacita - Baby Bash f.
David Pickering - ROBERTSON: Organ Sonata in B minor - II. Scherzo - The Leroy Robertson Organ Legacy
BTO - Mississippi Queen
Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, mvmt. I. Molto allegro (Jaap ter Linden, Amsterdam Mozart Academy)
Talking Heads - Crosseyed And Painless
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) - Sonata per pianoforte in do minore D958 Op. postuma - III
Foo Fighters - All My Life
Timbaland - Carry Out (featuring Justin Timberlake)
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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by wbartels » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:23 pm

Paul, thanks for the feedback.
I will add Winamp/httpQ "Playlist stream info" on the to do list.
Most likely it will be implemented in the next release.

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Re: Playlist Stream Info

Post by InTheAir » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:48 pm

Excellent news!

Thanks.

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