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el payo
2005-11-10, 16:18
Has anyone tried Pandora.com? It seems to be a little
bit like LastFM but I can't figure out how to grab the
streams it sends to play through my Squeezebox. It
uses a Flash-based player through a browser. Can
anyone enlighten me?




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patrick
2005-11-10, 16:47
We have nothing to announce but let me simply say that the founder is a
friend of mine...

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On 11/10/05 3:18 PM, "Steve Payonzeck" <stevepayo (AT) yahoo (DOT) com> wrote:

> Has anyone tried Pandora.com? It seems to be a little
> bit like LastFM but I can't figure out how to grab the
> streams it sends to play through my Squeezebox. It
> uses a Flash-based player through a browser. Can
> anyone enlighten me?
>
>
>
>
> __________________________________
> Yahoo! FareChase: Search multiple travel sites in one click.
> http://farechase.yahoo.com
>

kolepard
2005-11-10, 17:02
>We have nothing to announce [regarding Pandora.com] but let me
>simply say that the founder is a
>friend of mine...

Excellent. If I could access Pandora.com via Squeezenetwork, they
might well end up with a subscriber.

Kevin
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ob_kook
2005-11-10, 22:11
Funny, a friend just emailed me a link to Pandora this morning. And that was just after I downloaded Winamp 5.1.1 and started playing around with the included MusicMagic functionality. They seemed to me to pretty similar in what they do, but I agree that it would be great to be able to grab the Pandora stream with SqueezeNetwork!

superbad
2005-11-10, 22:41
Just tried it out. Interesting. I created a station based on Low that gave me a few interesting and fairly appropriate results, but then it threw in a Poison song. Pandora needs to keep that box shut.

Reading their explanation of how it works, it sounds like they manually analyze each song they stream? It would seem like there is just too much music in the world for that to be feasible in the long run. Plus you are subject to someone making inappropriate judgements about a song (especially if they are hurrying), and then you end up hearing something by Poison.

On the other hand, I have found some great new bands using LastFM. It's a good bet that someone who listens to a bunch of the same stuff you do is also going to listen to some stuff you like but haven't heard of yet. That seems like a much more scalable and "open source" kind of approach.

el payo
2005-11-11, 02:59
let me simply say that the founder is a
friend of mine...

Well. OK then. :)

mflint
2005-11-11, 05:03
Ooh eck, that is a seriously fun website!

radish
2005-11-11, 08:39
Site didn't work at all for me, so went away. Launching a popup is bad enough, but an empty one? Hmmm....

Marc Sherman
2005-11-11, 08:46
radish wrote:
> Site didn't work at all for me, so went away. Launching a popup is bad
> enough, but an empty one? Hmmm....

Yeah, I can get it working just enough to make it look interesting, but
right now it's making SlimServer 6.0's performance look snappy. :)

- Marc

agentsmith
2005-11-11, 08:50
Site didn't work at all for me, so went away. Launching a popup is bad enough, but an empty one? Hmmm....

Same here, I think the site has been Slimmed :)

malsbury
2005-11-11, 08:56
Same here, I think the site has been Slimmed :)Actually, it got "dugg". I saw that it came up on the front page of digg.com last night. I'm sure it got hit pretty hard this morning when everyone got to work today...

--Tom Malsbury

NÚstor
2005-11-11, 10:49
ouch...

tried the site, after what seemed years I got to enter some songs. As I needed my daily Piazzolla fix, entered some songs, they werent recognized , so I went for some worldwide known one from him, and typed Libertango...

After lots of waiting I was greeted with some "Samba" by Bond...

Im back with Softsqueeze streaming from home ... :-)