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Re: [vox-tech] xmms shoutcast lists

On Sun 15 May 05,  3:08 PM, Bob Scofield <scofield@omsoft.com> said:
> On Friday 13 May 2005 15:17, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> >
> >
> > Does xmms have a utility to manage Shoutcast stations?  As it stands, it
> > looks like I need to keep a personal webpage of links.  Instead, I'd like
> > for xmms to remember stations it gets pointed to and let me pick and choose
> > between stations I've already listened to.
> >
> > Can xmms do this?
> Here's what I do.
> First I create a directory called "Radio."
> Then I go to either Shoutcast or a radio station website (like for stations 
> KBAQ in Phoenix or KXPR in Sacramento) and save the pls file.  I then rename 
> the pls file to something that I can recognize such as:  kbaq.pls, kxpr.pls, 
> wnyc.pls, russia.pls.  So I don't deal with the long URL's.
> When I want to play I do the following.  I click on the sixth and last button 
> on the bottom left hand corner of the XMMS player.  That opens a box that 
> lists directories.  I then navigate to Radio and all of my pls files are 
> listed.  I then select a file to play that station's music.  
> But note that I only navigate to Radio once.  That's because the next time I 
> click on the sixth button, the box will automatically take me to the Radio 
> directory.  So if I don't like what one station is playing I can quickly 
> switch to another station.
> Bob

Thanks, Bob.  I believe that's about the best I'm going to be able to do.  In
the perfect world, there would be some meta-file data (like "best rock from
the 80's" or "they play NPR every day at 5pm") that I can access.

But as you point out, it's fast and if I can remember what it was about the
station that I liked, convenient.


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