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Ok,

 

I know I've tried to help some people on here, and I'm happy if it worked for you. But now, I'm in need of a little help.

 

Here's my situation....if you've seen the CBS Radio Player for their stations here in the States, then you may know what I'm looking for....

 

I'm looking to know how to develop the now playing object they have inside of that player, that once the song changes, it will fade and slide, and the next song will just slide in....I know it had to have been done in Flash, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to make it work.

 

Also if you look at http://www.wsocfm.com you'll see in the top right of their page just below the menu they have another nifty now playing widget there, and I can't figure out how to create one of those either. I have tried for months on end to get one to work, but have come up with all duds.

 

If someone could come up with anything like those widgets that could help me out, I would give you not only a rep, but a whole lotta plugs on my station including banner ads the whole nine yards, I would be more than thankful for it....

 

Wayne

 

PS: If someone could take their listen live link as well and create me something in flash for that with a black background, and multicolored EQ Meters, I be equally as thankful....

 

Thanks for viewing this topic, and I hope I can get some help on this

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I wish I had the time to actually throw something like that together for you (and everyone else), but I probably won't have the time until January.

 

In the mean time, hopefully some of what I've learned can help someone else out.

 

It doesn't have to be done in Flash, javascript/DHTML will work great. I highly recommend Scriptaculous: http://script.aculo.us/. The things that framework can do are amazing. To create something like you want, I would do this:

Use Scriptaculous for the sliding effects and use AJAX to update the current song.

 

Seems pretty easy to me.

 

(Scriptaculous demos: http://github.com/madrobby/scriptaculous/wikis/combination-effects-demo)

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Rightey.. so you want a player like that URL in your first post? We have a few like that in Aus, nova100.com.au fox.com.au both have players like that.

 

I dont know how to do it in flash which sucks but you can dj it with AJAX/Javascript. How are your song titles/artist/nowplaying info coming in as? txt file? xml?

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right now we don 't have a now playing displayed as we recently switched auto systems, and im waiting for some money to come available to make the full purchase, and once that's done we'll have a console and the auto system in the studio and it comes with a HMTL nowplaying delivered I'm gonna guess via XML, they didn't tell me a whole lot about the now playing that comes with it....
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Well, I had a few moments available and came up with this: http://www.acousticalternative.com/nowplaying/.

 

Is that what you are kinda looking for? If so, I attached all the code you need to get that much working. It's PHP & javascript and connects directly to your Shoutcast server (make sure you configure IP, port, and pass in ajax.php).

 

Let me know if you have any troubles with it. I may not have the best voice for voiceovers, but I can at least help with PHP and Shoutcast :)

 

KJ

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Yeah that's pretty well near what I'm seeking....one question KJ, is there a way to change it to say the Song name then below it say By: and the artists name. The song fading is awesome....

 

And even if applicable, the album art. If you can get teh album art to work on it, can you make it slide right on start and left on exit...that would be awesome, and hopefully you can do it...

 

Thanks a lot KJ, this is a great start

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Hi Wayne,

 

Indeed the player looks very nice .. however I don't see any "now playing" song into the display (so that part fails), there is a history with a "buy" button etc etc

but I think you are a little blinded by the shape and colors of that widget

An easy to use script to show "currently playing" is rather easy to find and to get

I'm using one at my website, in fact 2 of them, 1 below of the topbanner and 1 into the text section ...

They are updated every x-time (can be set by the user) and also colors, font types and size can be changed

It's almost the same as it is being used by KJ

 

The best thing who can be done is to

Visit and listen @ BW !

http://i.imgur.com/Ggmw4ub.gif

 

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yeah it's helpful...i used to have a now playing on my tuner until i switched auto systems, but i will be getting the full version of the auto system im running now in a few days so ill get a whole lot of source code to configure a now playing area on my player and website....thanks for your help
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Hi Wayne,

 

Reason why is : with some brains of the visitor the source can be found and the stream source can be found.

 

I had to jump in and say something about this.

 

What is so bad about the user figuring out what your stream source is? I could really care less. Yeah they could potentially hack into the SHOUTcast admin panel (the odds are very low though if you have a decent password) but they can find your stream address through the SHOUTcast directory just as well.

 

Same goes for Windows Media. Its not that hard to figure out what the source is, and even if you can figure out, it can't really cause any damage and/or be harmful.

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I had to jump in and say something about this.

 

What is so bad about the user figuring out what your stream source is? I could really care less. Yeah they could potentially hack into the SHOUTcast admin panel (the odds are very low though if you have a decent password) but they can find your stream address through the SHOUTcast directory just as well.

 

Same goes for Windows Media. Its not that hard to figure out what the source is, and even if you can figure out, it can't really cause any damage and/or be harmful.

I dont get it either. I prefer to see the stats via the official url (port:ip) cause ive seen hosts put on 200 more listeners to their stats. Also easer for me to browse. Why do we have to mask the url?

 

HINT: It would make a good new thread ;)

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ok I agree .. I made in a wrong way my explanation

with the stream source I was willing to say some things to "don't bring any people to ideas"

1 of the php files into the directory contains the IP and port .. but also the password to the userspanel of the stream

Everybody knows that finding that is not really what is want by a station

I hope my explanation is now clear enough .. by saying the word that I wasn't intend to say :)

 

thanks for the reply

What is so bad about the user figuring out

 

So James it don't has anything to do to mask the url .. but other things :)

Why do we have to mask the url?

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Thanks,

 

That's the power of DotNetNuke, never found anything better...PHP doesn't even compare to DNN, and being with GoDaddy makes it all that much faster, I host my stream elsewhere and my domain and website with Godaddy for under 10 USD a month....so it's relatively inexpensive for all of it....for the streamers...maybe $45 a quarter and for the godaddy site $30 a quater....so $75 a quarter is not bad if you ask me

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