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Michael Bowyer
2004-06-04, 10:08
I've downloaded a recent nightly, and a folder called
ShoutcastBrowser_Recently_Played is still being created at root.

I noticed there was some discussion - I guess nothing has come of it
yet!

Setting default folders seems an obvious solution! The suggestion of
creating the ShoutcastBrowser_Recently_Played folder where the cache or
prefs are seems entirely logical too.


On Sat, May 15, 2004 at 10:54:16AM -0700, dean blackketter wrote:
> Agreed, or rather, the same folder as the cache.
>
> On May 15, 2004, at 7:34 AM, Michael Bowyer wrote:
>
> >quote: Did you by any chance not set up a "Saved Playlists" folder?
> >
> >Peter, its blank: "leave this blank if you don't want to save
> >playlists." is what I have.
> >
> >I use iTunes, and therefore iTunes' playlists.
> >
> >I think think the ShoutcastBrowser_Recently_Played folder should be
in
> >the same place as slimserver.pref, not dependant on playlist setting,
> >and certainly not at root. Just my observation...

Peter Heslin
2004-06-04, 14:56
On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 07:08:30PM +0200, Michael Bowyer wrote:
> I've downloaded a recent nightly, and a folder called
> ShoutcastBrowser_Recently_Played is still being created at root.
>
> I noticed there was some discussion - I guess nothing has come of it
> yet!
>
> Setting default folders seems an obvious solution! The suggestion of
> creating the ShoutcastBrowser_Recently_Played folder where the cache or
> prefs are seems entirely logical too.

In the short term, I still think the solution is that there should be
a default Saved Playlists folder on all platforms. If it is in fact
the case, as someone (I think kdf) suggested, that there exists a
default for this on some platforms but not on others, then that looks
like a definite bug to me. Someone who knows OS X would have to
supply that patch, however.

The reason that the ShoutcastBrowser_Recently_Played folder currently
lives in the Saved Playlists folder is that some folks like to access
its contents via the web interface, and others like to browse the
Recently Played playlist of one client from another client. This is
particularly convenient if you are moving from room to room.

In the longer term, it would be possible to supply all of this
functionality in other ways, and so move the
ShoutcastBrowser_Recently_Played folder to a less visible location.
I'm quite happy, in principle, to add a full-blown web interface to
the plugin, and to add a submenu that gives access to the Recently
Played playlists of the other clients from within the plugin. It's
just that I don't have the time right now, and I'm not likely to find
the time soon. Others are welcome to work on these additions, if they
want them more urgently.

Peter