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    Announce - Song info plugin for CBC/Radio-Canada (English and French services)

    This announcement is for two distinct plugins for the CBC Radio services of Canada.
    The English service (CBC Radio One and CBC Music) is at https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio
    The French service (ICI Musique and ICI Première) is at https://www.ici.radiocanada.ca/ (completely different programmes / music to the English service)

    Depending on the station / programme, it presents track information (Artist, Title, Cover Art, Label, Year) or programme information (Title, Synopsis, Artwork).

    If you do not see what you are hearing then first check with the "CBC Listen" or Radio-Canada "RC OHdio" app or their web sites to see if they have the same problem.

    There are two plugins because, for now at least, the plugin code has some parts that assume that only a single broadcaster being supported - and because CBC/Radio-Canada have chosen to implement their URLs and data feeds completely differently - almost like they have two completely different and isolated development teams.

    There are still a few things I need to resolve, particularly for the French stations. Mainly because RadioTime has different names for the stations to the ones that Radio-Canada uses so matching some of them has been tricky plus some appear to be missing.

    Also - the French services do not provide cover art for tracks and often have no label information.
    Again for the French service, I have added an option (disabled by default) to try to get track info from an additional location because their primary one often has nothing. However, it has side-effects because their alternate source (the same as the use for their web site ticker at the top of the page) does not have the end time / duration for tracks so in a programme with spoken links you will see the track name still displayed while people are talking.

    They should appear in the list of 3rd-party plugins over the next day or so.
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Nice excellent!!!! Thanks

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    Perhaps you could you change the French name in the repo for « Radio-Canada OHdio »? And perhaps add a reference to Ici musique in the description?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobuleberbu View Post
    Perhaps you could you change the French name in the repo for « Radio-Canada OHdio »? And perhaps add a reference to Ici musique in the description?
    I've changed it to CBC Radio-Canada for the next release (I expect to be making one soon once I resolve the missing stations and also do something about showing the composer name ... perhaps only for ICI Musique Classique because I do not think I know it is classical otherwise).
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Hi! I originally mistakenly thought that it was a plugin to access the playlists from the the CBC music app!

    This is a great integration.

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    I do want to have a look at those as well but have not had a look yet.

    One other oddity with the Now Playing info from Radio-Canada (French service) is that they sometimes truncate the artist name.
    I have just seen "Schuppanzigh Qua" which I presume should be "Schuppanzigh Quartet"

    They also put everything in upper case ... which I zap to mixed case to make it look better in general but there are side effects - such as
    currently playing on ICI Musique Classique is ...
    SONATE POUR CLAVECIN, H XVI:28, 1ER MVT
    which I zap to
    Sonate Pour Clavecin, H Xvi:28, 1er Mvt
    but ideally would have been
    Sonate Pour Clavecin, H XVI:28, 1er Mvt
    ah well.
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    The CBC Radio-Canada plugin now (version 0.0.3) puts the composer's name (if available) at the front of the track title when playing the ICI Musique Classique station.
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    it works very nicely! it adds some finish to the interface I like very much!

    On a side note, I wanted to improve my programming skills (which are at the level of thinker, scripter) and I wanted to try to write a plugin myself as a little project. Do you think it would be possible with my set of skills to try the integration of Stingray Music? They have nice curated playlists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobuleberbu View Post
    it works very nicely! it adds some finish to the interface I like very much!

    On a side note, I wanted to improve my programming skills (which are at the level of thinker, scripter) and I wanted to try to write a plugin myself as a little project. Do you think it would be possible with my set of skills to try the integration of Stingray Music? They have nice curated playlists.

    I have not come across Stingray Music before - but from a quick search of their site I did not find any official API.
    Probably the best thing to do is start with a new thread in one the forum with some ideas about what you want to do and what you have found so far in your research.
    Paul Webster
    http://dabdig.blogspot.com
    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Ok i will!!

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