What's Playing is a Winamp 3 plugin that outputs a file containing the details of songs played in the current Winamp session. It allows the user to specify the location of the output file and to call any command every time this file is updated. Parameters can also be passed to this command. An example of the command that can be used would be the FTP executable and the parameters could be the session settings for your remote website. What's more, you can even generate a HTTP POST request with the details of the present playlist to feed the data to some Perl/PHP script on your remote server. What's Playing v1.4 has the ability to output numerous details of the songs, including:
- Song title
- Artist name
- Album name
- Song length
What's Playing plugin basically helps you create a 'real-time' list of songs you are listening to (say on your laptop) on your remote web server for others to see. There are two ways of doing it:
Using FTP client:-
This is done in two stages. First the list is prepared locally. Then using the command section of the options you call the FTP client and pass session details like the username, password, local file name, remote file name.
Through HTTP GET request:-
The plugin can also send an HTTP GET to a URL you point to with the song details. A Perl/PHP script at the server can receive this GET data and use it to make a list of songs. A sample Perl script is available at the plugin project website.
- Memory bug fixes
- Fixes for bug 768818 and 768846
- Added support for playlistname
- Added support for filename
- Added support for user defined HTTP POST data