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Mini "now playing" pop out

Postby BrianDelShasta » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:00 pm

How about a feature to pop out a mini now playing window so anyone listening to the jukebox can simply track what's currently playing without having to actually check the full blown site?
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Postby jigsaw » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:56 pm

That could actually be accomplished by scrobbling to last.fm and using the widget for "Recently listened tracks" as seen here: http://www.last.fm/widgets

It's also possible to get it in a separate browser window by using the pop-up version. It's a link in the embedded widget. last.fm even posts the code for anybody to include wherever. Maybe this could be a quick fix to simply give users the option to activate the last.fm widget within subsonic and then you may click on the pop-up link if you wish to leave the subsonic-site while still listening to the jukebox..

Hmm.. maybe i'll try to embed this into one of the pages of subsonic and see how it looks..

Attached a screen shot of the pop-up widget:
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Postby jigsaw » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:08 pm

OK, that was way too easy :)

Just a matter of copy-paste into the status.jsp and presto..
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Edit: OK, some modifications would have to be done I guess for this to be feasible to use with more than one user.
The last.fm-username from the subsonic settings would have to be used and the widget should also only be visible if the "Scrobble to last.fm" is enabled for the user.
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Postby BrianDelShasta » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:09 pm

That's an interesting method, but I would rather see the ability to "break out" the 'now playing' info that shows up on the right hand side of the main frame. It would be nice to not have to rely on an outside service.
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Postby deriksen » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:39 pm

How about making it an RSS feed?
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Postby sindre_mehus » Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:50 pm

BrianDelShasta wrote:That's an interesting method, but I would rather see the ability to "break out" the 'now playing' info that shows up on the right hand side of the main frame. It would be nice to not have to rely on an outside service.


The "Now playing" (together with a new chat feature) will be placed in a separate frame in 3.8. Opening this frame only will have the desired effect, I think.
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