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Ian Crockford
2003-12-09, 08:56
Is it at all possible to obtain a count of the number of songs in the
library? I want to use PHP (via Apache) to parse the output from SlimServer
so I can present the information on a different page on my "normal" web
server. I currently use the Fishbone skin when using the web interface, but
this is pretty heavy-weight for the purpose of parsing the page in PHP to
just extract the total song count.

Maybe a small XML page can be loaded which returns the total song count (and
total albums, perhaps?). Would this be possible - I know nothing about XML,
nor how the skins are constructed.

Thanks

Ian

mherger
2003-12-09, 09:35
> Maybe a small XML page can be loaded which returns the total song count

There's a XML template: http://yourhost:9000/xml/. Maybe you find your
information there...

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Michael

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andreas
2003-12-09, 10:16
Hey Ian,

Ian Crockford wrote:
> Maybe a small XML page can be loaded which returns the total song count
> (and total albums, perhaps?). Would this be possible - I know nothing
> about XML, nor how the skins are constructed.

This URL will, among other things, give you the total songs/artists/albums!
http://slimserver:9000/xml/browse.xml

Otherwise you can use the CLI to get/put information to/from the slimserver.
I found a PHP class that did that which I'm using at http://simply.nu temporarily
just for fun...

rgds
/andreas

mherger
2003-12-09, 11:14
> I found a PHP class that did that which I'm using at http://simply.nu
> temporarily just for fun...

Is it publicly available?

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Michael
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http://www.jo-sac.ch/lindenberg - die JO des SAC Lindenberg
http://www.jo-sac.ch - JO-SAC inoffiziell!
http://photo.jo-sac.ch - mein kleines Photoalbum

andreas
2003-12-09, 12:54
I have no idea... I've been trying to find out where I got it from!
There's no info in the class file itself...

Closest match is a Tobi (Tobias Schlottke), blogging at http://www.trendwhores.de/.
He mentions in an entry the CLI interface and that he wrote a PHP Class
for it, and another site mentions him and a his slimp3 php class.

In the blog-entries you can find a "Song of the Moment" with a little
thumbnail of a slimp3 beside it. ;)

Try him, if no success, you can probably get a copy of my file...

rgds
/andreas

Michael Herger wrote:
>> I found a PHP class that did that which I'm using at http://simply.nu
>> temporarily just for fun...
> Is it publicly available?