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Kyle
2007-03-22, 18:21
Will Slimserver support the CD Art Display program found here: http://www.closetosoftware.com/?s=cdartdisplay. I have been using it with musikCube playing flac files through my laptop at work. It's a great little program (will even find and download cover art and lyrics) and would be nice to have on the desktop when using Slimserver. It requires the player to write information regarding the currently playing track. I don't see a setting for this in Slimserver, but I might be missing something.

peter
2007-03-23, 07:10
Kyle wrote:
> Will Slimserver support the CD Art Display program found here:
> http://www.closetosoftware.com/?s=cdartdisplay. I have been using it
> with musikCube playing flac files through my laptop at work. It's a
> great little program (will even find and download cover art and lyrics)
> and would be nice to have on the desktop when using Slimserver. It
> requires the player to write information regarding the currently
> playing track. I don't see a setting for this in Slimserver, but I
> might be missing something.
>

It looks nice, but it's not SlimServer's job (IMHO) to interface to all
kinds of tools. It's the tool's job to interface to SlimServer. The API
(the SlimServer CLI interface) is already available. You should ask the
question to the CD Art folks. Or perhaps write the 'plugin' yourself.

I noticed you asked the question on the CD Art forum as well.

I think there's quite some demand for links like this. Perhaps it would
be handy to create an emulator program that could pretend to be WinAmp
or WMP as far ar reading the current song is concerned. Most of these
programs know how to speak to WinAmp or WMP already.

Regards,
Peter

Kyle
2007-03-23, 07:29
I'm not a programmer, but I thought that by posing the question I might either: a. find out the two programs are already compatible with the click of a button or two; or b. spur interest in the art display program that might lead someone to develop a plugin that will allow them to work together.

peter
2007-03-23, 07:47
Kyle wrote:
> I'm not a programmer, but I thought that by posing the question I might
> either: a. find out the two programs are already compatible with the
> click of a button or two; or b. spur interest in the art display
> program that might lead someone to develop a plugin that will allow
> them to work together.
>

Good strategy ;)

The program looks nice, but I don't really have the time...

Regards,
Peter

snarlydwarf
2007-03-23, 07:57
Will Slimserver support the CD Art Display program found here: http://www.closetosoftware.com/?s=cdartdisplay. I have been using it with musikCube playing flac files through my laptop at work. It's a great little program (will even find and download cover art and lyrics) and would be nice to have on the desktop when using Slimserver. It requires the player to write information regarding the currently playing track. I don't see a setting for this in Slimserver, but I might be missing something.

Depends on what you mean by "write information"...

If that means updating a file on your computer, sure, you could use the WebLogger plugin to do that.

Kyle
2007-03-23, 09:02
In the case of musikCube, it writes a small text file in the musikCube folder each time the song changes. Here is what it contains:

e:\backup flac files\big head todd & the monsters\live monsters\15 - if you can't slow down.flac | Big Head Todd & The Monsters | If You Can't Slow Down | Live Monsters | Rock | 15 | 0

MusikCube has a setting called "Tunage." Here is how you define the info:

Filename: song.txt
Line to write: $FILENAME | $ARTIST | $TITLE | $ALBUM | $GENRE | $TRACKNUM | $RATING

snarlydwarf
2007-03-23, 09:49
Filename: song.txt
Line to write: $FILENAME | $ARTIST | $TITLE | $ALBUM | $GENRE | $TRACKNUM | $RATING

Ah, that is easy for WebLogger to spit out.

You just need to change the template a bit, though RATING is not available, not a big deal to hardcode a number or whatever there in the template.

peter
2007-03-23, 10:16
snarlydwarf wrote:
> Kyle;189738 Wrote:
>
>> Filename: song.txt
>> Line to write: $FILENAME | $ARTIST | $TITLE | $ALBUM | $GENRE |
>> $TRACKNUM | $RATING
>>
>
> Ah, that is easy for WebLogger to spit out.
>
> You just need to change the template a bit, though RATING is not
> available, not a big deal to hardcode a number or whatever there in the
> template.
>

And CD Art allows you to specify the file location?
So with SS running on a separate server you could use do something like:

\\server\share\ss\livingroom.txt

?

Regards,
Peter

Kyle
2007-03-23, 11:52
And CD Art allows you to specify the file location?


I'm checking that on the CAD board. I don't know how CAD finds the folder. It's different for musikCube, Winamp, etc. I did read that for Foobar, it uses some kind of Winamp simulator.