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Slackerini
2006-08-16, 07:59
I've taken to using The Hype Machine as a (free) music discovery tool.

http://hype.non-standard.net/

For those who haven't played with it, it's a pretty cool audio aggregator that crawls blogs and then allows you to listen to mp3s.

I'm not a techie, but I'd love to be able to listen to music from the hypemachine via my SB3.

Any thoughts?

Mark Lanctot
2006-08-16, 08:12
That actually does sound pretty cool.

Works just fine - right-click on the Winamp link, select "Properties" and you'll see that it points to:

http://hype.non-standard.net/playlist/time/today/m3u/1/today.m3u

Enter this as a URL into SlimServer, either under Radio Tune In or Help - Internet Radio - Tune In Now - Radio URL.

Works on my SB2.

Slackerini
2006-08-16, 08:29
Sweet... I knew this forum would find a solution.
Just didn't know it be so quick and easy. Thanks Mark!

blackbear
2006-08-22, 17:42
That actually does sound pretty cool.

Works just fine - right-click on the Winamp link, select "Properties" and you'll see that it points to:

http://hype.non-standard.net/playlist/time/today/m3u/1/today.m3u

Enter this as a URL into SlimServer, either under Radio Tune In or Help - Internet Radio - Tune In Now - Radio URL.

Works on my SB2.

Is there a way to do this so that I get a fresh Hype playlist every day, without resorting to scripting?

Mark Lanctot
2006-08-22, 17:54
Is there a way to do this so that I get a fresh Hype playlist every day, without resorting to scripting?

Now that I wouldn't know. Sorry.

blackbear
2006-08-22, 18:24
This little script should do the trick if you run slimserver on Linux/UNIX. Run daily from your crontab or put in cron.daily.
Change the value of PD to where your playlists are.



#!/bin/sh
# updatehype.sh by blackbear
#

PD="/mmedia/slim/playlists"
SS="localhost"

cd $PD
wget -qU Squeezebox http://hype.non-standard.net/playlist/time/today/m3u/1/today.m3u
mv -f today.m3u "Hype Machine.m3u"
chmod 664 "Hype Machine.m3u"

telnet $SS 9090 << E_N_D > /dev/null 2>&1
rescan playlists
exit
E_N_D

echo "Hype Machine playlist updated. Playlist scan in progress."
exit

smc2911
2006-08-24, 03:28
Here's another alternative. If you haven't already loaded the WikiRadio plugin, do yourself a favour... get it from http://wiki.slimdevices.com/plugin/attachments/WikiRadio/WikiRadio.pm with more info here http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.cgi?WikiRadio

Once you've got that working, have a look at WikiRadio under Internet Radio on your main Slimserver web interface page and you'll see I've added a link to the Hype Machine rss feed.

smc2911
2006-08-24, 03:36
Yet another alternative: load the MyPicks plugin from http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=24797 and create a remote opml playlist with url http://hype.non-standard.net/playlist/time/today/rss/1/feed.xml

blackbear
2006-08-24, 13:51
Thanks, smc!

I clearly need to look into plug-ins more before I waste my time writing stupid little standalone scripts.

I'm happy to say that the script works as intended, though. (Although, admittedly, error checking and -handling is non-existent.)