Attached is a plugin to make it easy to listen to NPR Radio especially as complete NPR programs.
At present users probably use NPR podcasts to listen to NPR program segments. The podcast are program segments and so you can't listen to a whole program easily or play segments for a particular day.
The plugin takes contents from the thin.npr.org website (text version of www.npr.org) and so program contents matches the website. Each program menu (e.g. Morning Edition, All things considered etc.) will list the program segments which can be played separately. For each program, there is a "play all items" which will create a playlist of all the segments in the program - this can take some time (e.g. 20 secs) to start if selected so be patient.
Each program menu also has a "Previous" menu to access previous editions of the program.
Also programs played are in WMA format (typically 97kbps CBR) compared to podcast which are MP3 128kbps.
The Plugin menu include:
* 5 min news Summary
* 24 hr News stream
* all the main programs (e.g. Morning Edition, All things Considered)
* Topics - same as web site content.
* Link to NPR Podcasts directory
* Prarie Home companion (need AlienBBC installed as well)
* link to latest "This American Life" podcast
To install, unzip attached zip into the relevent Plugins directory. There should be a directory called Plugins/NPRRadio which includes files such as install.xml and Plugin.pm. Restart SC and a "NPR Radio" item should appear in the "Internet Radio" menu.
To install NPRRadio plugin on 7.3 or later use the Extension download Plugin and add this repository http://bpaplugins.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/repo.xml
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Thread: Announce: NPR Radio plugin
2008-08-11, 17:04 #1
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Announce: NPR Radio plugin
Last edited by bpa; 2009-01-01 at 06:26.