Jukebox this year?

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  • @scottlake  Jan 2018

    Just curious. I recall there is some technical challenge that makes or made this difficult.

  • @netnoise Jan 2018

    I think it was that so many songs were hosted on Soundcloud and YouTube in recent years.

  • @tcelliott  Jan 2018

    Wasn't it @bunnyhero that set one up off site for us one year?

  • @tesla3090  Jan 2018


    I don't think it works anymore though

  • @kathym  Jan 2018

    I loved the jukebox. I had a log sheet that I kept of all of the songs I heard. I liked how it directed me to songs I probably never would have listened to. I made notes while listening and then at night went to the pages and left comments for them.

  • @candle Jan 2018

    I miss the Jukebox. It was a great way (as others have said) to discover songs you would have never heard otherwise. Wish it could be brought back somehow…

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @netnoise Feb 2018

    You can get something close to the jukebox by subscribing to http://fawm.org/songs/feed with a podcast player.

  • @jendistad  Feb 2018

    So, it may not have the search features of the old jukebox, but the "auto-play" and "auto-advance" options will keep you going through random songs, which can be nice. (=

  • @scottlake  Feb 2018

    @netnoise that is good to know

  • @faceofeinstein  Feb 2018

    That is good to know. It's unfortunate that it's a difficult task as I used to love it.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    For the command-line inclined (works on linux (may need to apt-get -install curl mpg123 ), should work on OSX) a brute force method is:
    curl http://fawm.org/songs/feed |grep mp3|cut -f2 -d\" | mpg123 -@ -

    I may spiffy-up a script/flat db to not replay songs. May not.

  • @brownium Feb 2018

    I loved @bunnyhero's jukebox, but alas, changes in FAWM broke it. If I can get through the many other projects I am busy with, I my try my hand at creating one.

  • @airbagtester  Feb 2018

    @oblivionratula Says "cut: option requires an argument -- 'd' " Does that mean a delimiter needs to be specified?

    Then I get curl: (23) Failed writing body. I assume this is because of the cut error though?

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    @airbagtester Sorry, my cut/paste didn't survive and I should have checked. You need to escape the delimiter, since it's a quote. That section should read: cut -f2 -d\" <--- with a backslash in front of the quotation mark.

  • @airbagtester  Feb 2018

    @oblivionratula Okay thanks!

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    FYI, that hack may have problems with some/all Dropbox links. First one I ran across failed, but I don't have time to look into it right now. May have just been share permissions on that particular track.

  • @oblivionratula  Feb 2018

    This has now melded into a bash script which can handle Dropbox now, but Soundcloud and any YouTube links are still MIA. I can't do anything about that with the provided RSS - there's no actual links to SoundCloud songs in it. Bit of a bummer there.

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