Finally, the full release of xLiveShout. Grab it here
What is it.... well, it's a live shoutcast browser for winamp (maybe foobar) users. It allows you browse the shoutcast site real time by genre all from the comfort of your xlobby screen and of course play a stream!! This does not work with the built in player in the prerelease, but if you set your player to winamp, all is good. This was tested on the prerelease and the freeware version.
- following the update to the Shoutcast website, the plugin now points to classic.shoutcast.com and works as before.
- fixed auto update issue
- reworked favourites
- fixed major bug in getting stations (how I missed that one I never know...)
- fixed status updating
- added favorites
- added extended genres (well not really they were there already!!)
- added station list refreshing
- fixed station dataabse size
- fixed returning list less than database size issue
- added searching
- added category alongside variable output (fixes thin client zoning issues)
Favorites, pain in the butt!! I have allowed you to save to a favorites category. But these cannot be refreshed like the normal station list as there is no real way to search the shoutcast site for a single station!! So it's just a static list - no variables. You can delete from the category using the DeleteFavorite command, passing in the category parameter. I haven't built this into the test skin - no time!!!
Station Updates: Ok this is really cool. You can set a refresh time in the setup for the current stations to be rescanned. This will update the now playing for each station. To start this process there is a StartStationWatch command which you also supply (in minutes) the interval to refresh (defaults to 3 if you don't supply a time (or enter anything greater than 10)
The new skin has all of this working so feel free to rip it to bits.
The variables work the same way as xoapweather e.g plugin>xliveshout>0>Name: %name% returns the first station and formats the %name% variable with the surrounding text so you will end up with Name: My Station. Most of the variables are used in the supplied skin.
On first load the plugin will create the genre databases (from web site), the dummy database for the hidden category and the new category. There is a setup screen so you can tailor the amount of data returned , the bitrates covered and even the name of the hidden category and the new category!!. By default the plugin returns 10 stations at a time for all bitrates.