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Offline outfidel

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Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« on: July 22, 2004, 10:51:16 AM »
Slack (or anyone else who's figured this out) -

When I listen to Weenie Juke using Windows Media Player, is it possible to get the "Now Playing" info in skin mode?

Right now, when I switch to skin mode and select "view playlist", the skin only shows "weenie juke...The Best in Pre-War Country" in the playlist.

Is it possible to get the skin to show the actual track title & artist that's playing? Or do I have go to the Weenie Juke web page and select "Now Playing"?

Thanks!
Michael
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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2004, 01:36:49 PM »
Hi Michael,

I cannot get song titles to stream to Windowsa Media Player unless I'm running Windows Media Server (which may be an option in the future, but too much other stuff to do now).  As an alternative or workaround: make sure you are running version 9 of the WMP and open Media Player and click on "play", you should see "captions and subtitles" , Make sure it is set to "on if...." This option is off by default for some reason.

What this will do is give you the Weenie Juke webpage displayed within Windows Media Player - which will show the now playing song information.  Let me know how it goes.

Also, out of curiousity - which forums did you cross-post the Weenie Juke info to?

Thanks and good luck! ;)
slack

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004, 02:03:59 PM »
Hi Slack,

Thanks -- I returned WMP to full-screen -- and that seems to do the trick. I just didn't want to have to Internet Explorer also opened to the Weenie Juke Radio page in order to see the "Now Playing" info. Full-screen WMP shows me what I wanted to see.

Okay, here are the forums to which I cross-posted -- all of them have a bunch of pre-war blues fans:

Bob Dylan Pool discussion forum

The Woodshed

Blindman Blues Forum

IGS Guitar Forum

Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum
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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2004, 02:10:16 PM »
Great, glad you got it going!

And thanks!

Offline outfidel

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2004, 08:40:52 PM »
Hey Slack,

FYI tonight when I was online, I spread the word at the Mudcat Cafe as well as a few usenet/listserv groups:
-- BLUES-L listserv
-- rec.music.bluenote.blues
-- rec.music.country.old-time

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2004, 09:55:46 PM »
OK Michael!

I've eeked out a few more listener slots to accomodate them - thanks!

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2004, 09:58:10 PM »
BTW, you really get around! ;)

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2004, 02:34:52 PM »
Slack - Out of curiosity, how many concurrent listeners can the station handle? I think I've seen 12 max so far.
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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2004, 02:47:42 PM »
Slack - Out of curiosity, how many concurrent listeners can the station handle?

At our current bitrate (24kbps) we can handle 13 listeners.  Managed to get that this afternoon!

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2004, 03:07:45 PM »
Hi OF, frankie is right, Max 13, we hit it this morning and this afternoon.? Yesterday we were running 32K (9 max) but changed that last night to accomodate more listeners.? We'll watch the usage and we may think about buying some audio bandwidth - I'm gettting ready to put up my "Support the Juke" sign on the Juke page pretty soon.? ;)

We weren't quite ready for your shotgun shelling - but it has been very interesting to watch.? ?I assume you've gotten positive feedback on your forum posts?

cheers,
slack

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2004, 04:19:17 PM »
I assume you've gotten positive feedback on your forum posts?
You got that right! Here's some of the responses so far:

On IGS Guitar Forum:

mondo -- "very cool"

Fanoskins44 -- "This site rules. Great music, and your right your requests usually get played very fast."
 
sailboat -- "Yeah! Sounds good! Thanks man."
 
GotDemBlues -- "Excellent! Thanks Outfidel...."
 
Resofanatic -- "Wow Outfidel, nice find. Thanks a lot!!!!!"
 
Richard Chizek -- "Thanks for sharing this. I've been listening the last couple hours. Great stuff."

On Acoustic Guitar (magazine) forum

busker -- "Say man, that's news you can use! This web-site seems like it was custom made for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2004, 04:33:03 PM »
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busker -- "Say man, that's news you can use! This web-site seems like it was custom made for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

Ah, another weenie.  ;D

Thanks Michael, we're glad to have found some more enthusiasts - so we better get back to work!

cheers,
slack

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2004, 06:42:37 PM »
Slack -- Notice how you do all the work, and I get all the accolades. Typical with marketing vs. product development, heh?  ;)

Here are a few more:

The Woodshed

jakeleg -- "thanks for the info!!  great stuff, indeed!"
 
SOUTHERNPICKER -- "Thanks for the link!! Great site, and they play your requests right away!"

Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum

Laura153 -- "Outfidel - Great link, as usual! I'm listening right now. "
 
LesM  -- "just added it to my favorites and will put it on the homepage, supa!!"

Blindman's Blues Forum

Les Forque -- "Thanks for the great link, Outfidel!"




 
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Offline Slack

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2004, 08:25:25 PM »
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Slack -- Notice how you do all the work, and I get all the accolades. Typical with marketing vs. product development, heh? 

Haha!  Well, it has been some work (and more to go) but I'm just glad folks like it, encouragement is good!  ;)

Cheers!

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Re: Windows Media Player -- skins & tracklist question
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2004, 10:21:11 PM »
And this aft, Ms. Aldin posted a notice on the PWBL. I hope you lads are prepared for fame. I also hope commerciallism doesn't set in out of neccesity to pay for more band width. Sometimes less is more, eh? Or visa versa?  You all certainly have done excellent work. I'll be scrounging to make a donation. I spent the day decompressing after spending about 10 days back east with my Dad, long road trip, Philly to Toronto and back, etc., and the Juke was just what the doctor ordered. Thanks.
All for now.
John C.
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