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Amarok 1.x Scripts

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): Add the source-code for this project on git.opendesktop.org

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This script provides (after some little adaptions) a dynamic PNG which always shows the currently playing song. (now it also includes a script for KMail)

Therefore it's perfect for a signature.

Installation instruction are in the README file.

!!!you need a webserver with php >= 4.1 and gd1 or gd2 to use this script!!!
happily most free hoster offer this, so have not to set it up by your own :)

Last changelog:

13 years ago

==0.7==
new version (edit by Adrian Heydecker)
..provides also a message if nothing is playing
fixed naming problem again (this time in the packing-script ;))

==0.6==
add script for KMail

==0.5.3==
increased the simpleness of installing

==0.5.2==
fixed problems at installation
works now also with newer amaroK versions

==0.5.1==
fixed a false expression

==0.5==
used german howto from http://www.active-4.com/files/amaroksig.html (with permissions) to build

LNG

11 years ago

hi!

I don't see you encode your requests in nowPlaying.sh. What level is this done?

Regards,
LNG

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pxc

12 years ago

I have hosting on a webserver running Apache on Fedora 9, so I figured that maybe I could set this up. I decided to poke around and read the rewadmes, and the first inconsistency that I notice is that the server script tarball is called "server-script.tar.bz2" and not "server-script.tar.gz." Not a huge deal, but after I extract it and look around in the directory that it creates, there's no script!!

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rokkford

13 years ago

trying to use your script, no text is shown in the signature.png. trying signature_data, i see the current song.
i've done everything like in the HOWTO described - i guess - but nothing happens.
and i can't set signature_data to chmod 777, because it has been generated automatically.

any ideas?

hopefully it works, i think it's excellent (;

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Kyur4ThItch

13 years ago

>!!!you need a webserver with php >= 4.1 and gd1 or gd2 to use this script!!!

Ain't that TOO COMPLICATED for those of us who haven't ever tried to install Apache or GD libraries?
What if something's wrong with the configuration of the server and\or GD? What's then? You will advise reading through GD library's how-to or F.A.Q.?

That's good script, but anyway, a lot of users won't be able to use it.

Above that, the script itself requires too much of third party software. Perhaps, you could use some other technology to make it more selfdependent?

Thanks for your contribution, anyway :)

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apachelogger

13 years ago

well, the script is like amaroK -- everything is 3rd party ;)

maybe I should say: "the most free hoster support this combination, so you havn't to set it up by your own"

but, you're right if you want to use it with your own machine it's a bit complicate

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Capzilla

13 years ago

Isn't text/plain ideal for e-mail signatures instead? There is no benefit I can think of by using PNG for this.

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apachelogger

13 years ago

yup, but only for email! And cause you aren't the first who says this, I wrote a script for KMail. (version 0.6)

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Ekardnam

13 years ago

Very nice idea, but I can't try it :(

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apachelogger

13 years ago

why not?

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Ekardnam

13 years ago

Too lazy to set up a webserver :P

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apachelogger

13 years ago

lol
so, should I do it for you?

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Ekardnam

13 years ago

Oh, that would be very appreciated ;)

But, woudl it be possible to host it on
a free image hosting server?

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apachelogger

13 years ago

dunno, just try

but at most "free" hoster it should work, the server needs php and apache, this should be enough

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blackbird

13 years ago

Hi,
The Server must have php4.1 or higher and gd1 or gd2.
For most of the free hosters this is the base configuration.

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13 years ago

==0.7==
new version (edit by Adrian Heydecker)
..provides also a message if nothing is playing
fixed naming problem again (this time in the packing-script ;))

==0.6==
add script for KMail

==0.5.3==
increased the simpleness of installing

==0.5.2==
fixed problems at installation
works now also with newer amaroK versions

==0.5.1==
fixed a false expression

==0.5==
used german howto from http://www.active-4.com/files/amaroksig.html (with permissions) to build

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