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Tore Johnsson
2004-12-21, 09:51
Hi

I have put publicradiofanbrowser.pm in directory SlimServer\server\Plugins
(windows 2000)

I canīt see it in Plugins

In Plugin Modules I can see Publicradiofan but get the message "disabled"
and "no version" and no possibility to use it
Please advise whatīs wrong and if its ready to use in Slimserver.

Kind Regards
Tore


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[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] För Thomas B. Malsbury
Skickat: den 21 december 2004 15:41
Till: Ben Klaas; SlimDevices Discussion
Ämne: [slim] Reworking PublicRadioFanBrowser Plugin to Utilize AlienBBCport

I was just wondering how much work it would be to rework the current
PublicRadioFanBrowser plugin to handle RealAudio streams through AlienBBC.

Currently the plugin only requests MP3 streams from PublicRadioFan.com.
It is simple to request addition formats (real audio in this case) by
adding the following to the request url, &sty=rm (real audio). I was
thinking that it could parse the page retrieved using &sty=rm&sty=mp3 in
the request url. Then the the streams that come up as mp3 can be
handled as in the past and passed directly to slimserver. Streams that
come up as real audio could be reformatted to include the AlienBBC proxy
as used in the creation of the This American Life playlists.

This would greatly expand the available Public Radio streams to
Slimserver ( on linux ;) )

Just a thought,

Tom

ps: I have attached the PublicRadioFanBrowser.pm in its current state if
anyone would like to have a look at it.

Thomas B. Malsbury
2004-12-21, 14:00
Tore Johnsson wrote:

>Hi
>
>I have put publicradiofanbrowser.pm in directory SlimServer\server\Plugins
>(windows 2000)
>
>I canīt see it in Plugins
>
>In Plugin Modules I can see Publicradiofan but get the message "disabled"
>and "no version" and no possibility to use it
>
>Please advise whatīs wrong and if its ready to use in Slimserver.
>
>Kind Regards
>Tore
>
>
I have been using this in a Linux (Fedora2) System. To get it working I
had to install HTML::TreeBuilder and HTTP::Cookies using the command :

perl -MCPAN -e "install HTTP::Cookies"

I know there was a thread started by Bruce Tucker called "[slim]
Publicradiofan plugin" on 11/8/04 that ran until 11/10/04:

http://lists.slimdevices.com/archives/discuss/2004-November/037954.html

He was trying to get it to run in a windows environment. I think the
final suggestion was to install active perl and run Slimserver from the
raw perl files instead of the compiled .exe version. I did not hear if
he was successful in the end or not. Perhaps he is around and could
give some insight.

Tom