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March 30, 2014

gmpc-shoutcastbrowser version 0.0.2 released

Filed under: gmpc-shoutcastbrowser — bjk @ 8:32 pm

Here’s the NEWS entry:

The plugin name has changed to

Pressing Enter in the Search genre box will do the search.

Remember the search text for the Search genre between instances.

Fixed showing the stations when changing between sub/genres.

Cached files are now stored in ~/.cache/gmpc/shoutcastbrowser.

Added parsing of the Bitrate, Listeners and stream Type fields.

Remember the Genre column width between sessions. Other columns are not
remembered for the moment. But you can change which are shown and their sizes
by editing ~/.config/gmpc/gmpc.cfg. Look for shoutcastbrowser-colsize and

Now chooses the stream from the retrieved playlist with the least amount of

If you have a Debian based distribution installed, you can do ‘./configure && make deb’ to build a .deb package. You’ll need to have the dpkg-dev package installed to let this work.

March 27, 2014

gmpc-shoutcastbrowser plugin for Gmpc

Filed under: gmpc-shoutcastbrowser — bjk @ 9:31 pm

For users of the Gnome Music Player Client, I’ve written a plugin to browse genres and stations. Right-click on the SHOUTcast button in the left pane, then click “Refresh” to download the available genres. Then click on a genre to show sub-genres and stations. Double-clicking on a station will play it and right-clicking on one will show other options. See the gmpc-shoutcastbrowser homepage for a screenshot and download links.

I’m not sure how long this version will work since it parses the HTML of with regular expressions and these change from time-to-time. I’ve wrritten a couple other frontends (ncast and EZXRadio) that do the same and have had this problem before. But it should be easy enough to update since usually its only the regex that needs to be fixed.

March 9, 2014

Qtm libpwmd patch updated

Filed under: libpwmd, patches, projects — bjk @ 10:40 am

This patch revision adds support for QTM 1.3.17. Download it here.

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