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Craig, James (IT)
2005-02-23, 03:18
Ah - so there is! That's been added since 5.4...
I will give that a try for 6.0 plugins.

Audioscrobbler upgraded their submissions server about 2 weeks ago.
It was indeed unusable before, there was a backlog of about 3 million
submissions and it was only possible to submit successfully at certain
times of the day. Since the upgrade it's been working very well.

Still no iPod support for Windows which means most of my listening goes
unrecorded!


James


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[mailto:developers-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of kdf
Sent: 23 February 2005 10:01
To: Slim Devices Developers
Subject: RE: [Developers] slimscrobbler 0.27 bug/design feature

Quoting "Craig, James (IT)" <James.Craig (AT) morganstanley (DOT) com>:

> Kdf,
> Can you explain further? How does using openRemoteStream help with
these
> problems?

nonblocking should relieve the problem of hanging the server if a
response isn't
prompt. as for using it, I'm not the best person to answer that. I
just copy
the examples already being used in teh latest 6.0 builds :)

> Michael mentioned it but the problem for my use - lastfm plugin - (and
> the audioscrobbler plugin) would be that you can't do a 'post' with
> it...

there is a flag in HTTP::request to handle POST. If this isn't working,
perhaps
its something can be fixed.

>
> On the slimscrobbler front I usually find it works fine (with no
pauses)
> or it's not working at all due to the audioscrobbler servers being
> down/overloaded. Rejected submissions do not cause a pause in my
> experience. I suggest changing the useragent timeout to something
> suitably short (hence covered by the Squeezebox's buffer length) to
fix
> this problem.

well, I haven't used it in a while, but I used to have huge problems
getting a
valid submission. My server would die if I had the log going becuase it
would
spit out literally MEGS of text containing the list of all the
backlogged
songs. it got better, but still unreliable. After a while, it just gets
in the
way when I am testing things. Its on my list of things to do when I
rediscover
the concept of free time, along with LastFM :)

kdf
2005-02-23, 04:05
Quoting "Craig, James (IT)" <James.Craig (AT) morganstanley (DOT) com>:

> Ah - so there is! That's been added since 5.4...
> I will give that a try for 6.0 plugins.
>
> Audioscrobbler upgraded their submissions server about 2 weeks ago.
> It was indeed unusable before, there was a backlog of about 3 million
> submissions and it was only possible to submit successfully at certain
> times of the day. Since the upgrade it's been working very well.
>
great, I'll be giving it a run soon. Probably have to tweak it a bit for 6.0,
but hopefully its only slight tweaking needed.

-kdf