Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] lastfm:// protocol support

To hear Iain tell it, it's a pain in the neck since there are some strange
protocol behavior you have to work around..


On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 07:11:01PM +1000, James Doc Livingston wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 11:43 +0300, Eetu Huisman wrote:
> > While browsing through the archives I found a couple of messages about 
> > adding support for playing stations in Rhythmbox. Has anyone 
> > started working on this? I'd be willing to to take part in the 
> > development of this feature, but my C skills are poor at best.
> > 
> > I found a perl script which does "reverse engineer" the lastfm-protocol 
> > at I guess it might be useful, 
> > though I haven't had time to go through it myself just yet.
> Another program to look at would be Last Exit,
> Playing streams shouldn't be too hard, as it is mostly the same
> as normal streaming audio. From what I recall, the two main differences
> are doing some login stuff to get the stream URL, and that it sends a
> "SYNC" signal in band to indicate that updated stream info (track title
> an artist) is available.
> > Has anyone thought about the UI? Should there be "love" and "ban" buttons?
> That would make sense to me, as they are done via http as with login.
> Cheers,
> James "Doc" Livingston
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