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geoffb
2006-12-22, 09:19
Hi all,

After a quick search of the forums, I can't see any obvious way to associate an image with a playlist. For example, I have several internet radio streams set up as individual playlists, and it would be nice to see a graphic (in the web ui) for the currently playing one.
Is there any way of doing this?
Of course, it would also be nice to have a gallery view for playlists, but I understand this would require skin changes (I'm using Fishbone).

Thanks,
Geoff

peter
2006-12-23, 01:15
geoffb wrote:
> After a quick search of the forums, I can't see any obvious way to
> associate an image with a playlist. For example, I have several
> internet radio streams set up as individual playlists, and it would be
> nice to see a graphic (in the web ui) for the currently playing one.
> Is there any way of doing this?
> Of course, it would also be nice to have a gallery view for playlists,
> but I understand this would require skin changes (I'm using Fishbone).
>

I agree. I also have a related gripe. When playing the Slimbox (I'm
trying to find a generic term for refering to SliMP3/Squeezebox &
Transporter) displays the URL of the (WMA) stream. That's nice for short
descriptive URL's, but it's annoying for things like
"mms://wm2.xs4all.nl/streamgate42
<http://alastor.vanderlanden.nl:9000/songinfo.html?item=138&player=00:04:20:06:6b:c9>"
that contain no useful information at all and - most annoyingly - keep
scrolling on the display. In the case of a internet radio station in an
individual playlist it would be nice if the Slimbox would display the
name of the playlist instead...

Regards,
Peter

geoffb
2006-12-23, 16:50
Well, it's less of a gripe for me than a nice-to-have - if I had the Perl skills I'd get in there and have a shot at it. Right now that's a way off...

I don't have the same issue with stream names. I play mine via a playlist file; if you do the same thing, what does your playlist file look like? Here's what I have for a file called
"bFM (NZ).pls":

[playlist]
File1=http://95bfm.co.nz:8000/stream112
Title1=bFM!
Length1=-1
NumberOfEntries=1
Version=2

This displays on the web interface and player (under Playlists) as "bFM (NZ)" and on the player display (while playing) as "bFM!". So, the filename drives the appearance in the browse list, and the "Title1" drives the appearance in the Now Playing display.

Hope that helps...
Cheers,
Geoff