How do I shot Now Playing and web
August 20, 2004 1:51 PM   Subscribe

Fearless Leader Haughey has both a Now Playing and his links on his site. How would I do that for my own site?
posted by solistrato to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
Here's how I do that in winamp and iTunes. For delicious, I just use the MT-RSS plugin to parse the RSS file of my links whenever I make a new post and rebuild my main template (it doesn't auto-update when I add a new link to delicious). Alternately on the music side, you can get your last x songs through audioscrobbler as RSS, then use MT-RSS to parse it, but you'd have to rebuild it often.
posted by mathowie at 2:15 PM on August 20, 2004

There's also a solution for Foobar2000 here. I'm not sure if it integrates well with MT, but I was able to roll my own now-playing system with it.

(as an aside, you can awesome Nintendo thriller cover Matt's listening to right now here. Jake rules.)
posted by zsazsa at 2:20 PM on August 20, 2004

... you can GET THE awesome Nintendo thriller cover ...
posted by zsazsa at 2:21 PM on August 20, 2004

I use mt-rssfeed to syndicate my audioscrobbler playlist, which works pretty well, if you're using MT.
posted by bob sarabia at 3:00 PM on August 20, 2004

The problem with MT-RSS is that the feed displayed on the site is only as current as the last rebuild. I'd recommend Magpie-RSS instead as the feed that is output via that is always current. But yeah, like the above people already said, just use the RSS feeds output by both delicious and audioscrobbler.

posted by pwb503 at 3:36 PM on August 20, 2004

You can use mt-rebuild to rebuild your MT pages from the command line, so -- if you have access to cron -- you can schedule a rebuild every 15 minutes so your links will be up-to-date.
posted by John Shaft at 8:14 PM on August 20, 2004

yeah i use mt-rebuild as well...i forgot about that part.
posted by bob sarabia at 12:50 PM on August 21, 2004

Is it possible to do this with blogger?
posted by Blue Stone at 10:51 AM on August 22, 2004

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