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Robert Duke
2004-01-26, 21:13
>> What do you want the drop target to do? Queue up the dropped song?

If you drop the songs with the left mouse button, it should que them up
(replace the current play list). If you drop with the right button, a
menu should pop offering a choice to replace or add to the playlist.

>> a standalone program that translated the dropped file into some
command to the server,

I was just thinking this. Since the web interface must post a request
to the server, a stand alone app running in the task bar could to the
same thing. It would not be necessary to mess with Slim Server at all.


-----Original Message-----
From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
[mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Roy M.
Silvernail
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 8:01 PM
To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
Subject: [slim] Drop client for Slim Server?

On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 22:34, Robert Duke wrote:
> I use a great program for managing 34,000+ mp3 files. Music Library
> (http://www.wensoftware.com/). This program and many others provide
> a drop source if you drag from the application. File Manager (Windows
> guy here.) and WinAmp do as well. What I would like to do is to be
> able to keep using my interface of choice at the PC. If Slim Server
> implemented a drop target, that would be really wonderful! Does this
> exist or do I need to learn perl?

I think you'd need to implement this as a standalone program that
translated the dropped file into some command to the server, and you'll
probably need to use MFC or similar. A quick web search doesn't turn up
any Perl modules to implement file drop (Windows or Linux). What do you
want the drop target to do? Queue up the dropped song?
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Bob Myers
2004-01-27, 10:11
An appropriately implemented stand-alone application which could feed
commands to the server could also do something useful I've been thinking
about -- playing Internet radio stations immediately when you click on
their links. (The application could be registered as the application to
handle .pls files.)

--
Bob Myers

Robert Duke wrote on Monday, January 26, 2004 8:13 PM:

>>> What do you want the drop target to do? Queue up the dropped song?
>
> If you drop the songs with the left mouse button, it should que them
> up (replace the current play list). If you drop with the right
> button, a menu should pop offering a choice to replace or add to the
> playlist.
>
>>> a standalone program that translated the dropped file into some
>>> command to the server,
>
> I was just thinking this. Since the web interface must post a request
> to the server, a stand alone app running in the task bar could to the
> same thing. It would not be necessary to mess with Slim Server at
> all.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Roy M.
> Silvernail
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 8:01 PM
> To: 'Slim Devices Discussion'
> Subject: [slim] Drop client for Slim Server?
>
> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 22:34, Robert Duke wrote:
>> I use a great program for managing 34,000+ mp3 files. Music Library
>> (http://www.wensoftware.com/). This program and many others provide
>> a drop source if you drag from the application. File Manager
>> (Windows guy here.) and WinAmp do as well. What I would like to do
>> is to be able to keep using my interface of choice at the PC. If
>> Slim Server implemented a drop target, that would be really
>> wonderful! Does this exist or do I need to learn perl?
>
> I think you'd need to implement this as a standalone program that
> translated the dropped file into some command to the server, and
> you'll probably need to use MFC or similar. A quick web search
> doesn't turn up any Perl modules to implement file drop (Windows or
> Linux). What do you want the drop target to do? Queue up the
> dropped song?