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- calvin8714 - 2010-04-10 05:23
I'm sorry for the lack of updates with RunXM. I promised a bit of new stuff, but didn't get to act on them in the last four months. I logged into RunXM today to make sure everything is working correctly, and I couldn't get a channel to stream. So, I logged into XM Radio Online, and found that the account I've been using has been deactivated from online streaming use. I will have to see if I can talk my dad into upgrading to the $3/month option and pay him back every month to keep this going, which certainly is a possibility.
With this said, I'm making my rounds on the XBMC scripts sites to provide an updated version of RunXM. As I said in the last post, there is now only one installation file. The "data" folder is no longer included in the installation; instead, the folder, and the files are created when the program is started for the first time, so, files will no longer be overwritten upon updates.
Again, as I said in the last post, I have made the first automated channel listing public now. If you're curious, it's available here. The first line are two "date" place holders and the date compiled. I hope to be able to include the date compiled in the "About" button already in place once you open RunXM. Other than that, I'd like to get an update check implemented through my website to check for new channel listings using that date. Also, I'd like to have the RunXM script download the channel listings off my website for local storage, and then go through that file and separate the genres on its own. Still a lot of work before that's up and running, though.
- SpitIV - 2010-09-01 21:12
Scotty, status report.
- calvin8714 - 2010-09-01 22:05
I lost access to XM Radio Online (my dad canceled his account), so there's not much that I can do from this point forward- unfortunately, spending $13 per month for me in addition to the other bills I pay to be able to keep this going doesn't really sit well in my mind. I'd like to be able to continue it, but I can't do much work on it as far as coding goes. I can do interface changes, but if I make changes to the XM radio coding, I won't be able to test if it works as intended or breaks the script.
- SpitIV - 2010-09-02 16:52
Wow, bummer. Does the script currently function with the upcoming 10.5 release?
I'm putting my first XBMC box together and I listen to XM almost exclusively in the car and at home. It's a big feature for me.
12 people $13 each and we'd have a years subscription .
- calvin8714 - 2010-09-02 18:04
True, but I don't feel it's right to require people to pay. Maybe an optional donation to the cause, but I don't know how well that would work...?
- SpitIV - 2010-09-02 18:18
Definitely optional. I wouldn't expect any commitment on your part or contributors. I have no idea what kind of interest there is but I sure like the idea.
Just reading through the thread it seemed like a fun piece of code.
- calvin8714 - 2010-09-02 19:47
It is quite a lot of fun to do... I'm not a pro coder/designer for anything I do... my own website is a combination of Perl/CGI and PHP with HTML, and for the most part, the images there are things I've created. I've done this on my own for the past ten years and have no bosses to hear anything from, and everything works the way I want it to, so I'm happy. However, if I were to do any of this professionally, my work would probably be criticized to no limit for it's organization, or lack of. I'm mostly self-taught with these things, and mostly any changes I do happen because of trial and error for anything I've done. Python (which makes RunXM operate), isn't easy, but it's also not difficult... if you're familiar with programming. I've tried to make notes in the scripts to let anyone know what the codes mean and do, since everything is open access for anyone to customize how they want, if someone wanted.
I just realized I didn't answer the other part of your question: I don't see why this would not work for the upcoming release of XBMC, but, no, I have not yet tested the current script with the demo yet.
Edit: RunXM for the new XBMC is going to require an update to work. I just got a chance to check out the required changes and will need to digest/implement everything.
- calvin8714 - 2010-09-08 05:15
The requirements for addons in the new version of XBMC coming soon is not difficult at all. They're implemented currently, and it is running on my computer. The problems I'm seeing are that once you're in RunXM, you're stuck with whatever is playing and you can't pick another channel (you have to shut down XBMC and restart it), and the highlights of the main list of channels does not show. Hopefully these are something on XBMC's beta side that should be worked out by the time XBMC Dharma is finalized. At this point, I am not considering this a fully functional script, so I'll be holding out on an "official" release. I'll keep taking a look at it over the next few days to see whats up.
The locations of addons in Dharma XBMC have changed, once released, you will have to reprogram the username/password again on first run... you could also transfer the 'data' folder to the new location as well.
- SpitIV - 2010-09-10 19:42
Thanks for the update. I'm very glad to hear that it's still workable.
- deepblue - 2010-09-19 16:33
calvin - if I can be so bold, I know you tinkered with the Sirius version of this script also. I think I speak for MANY XBMC users when I say you'd be a god among men if you could ressurect that dead script and allow us to play Sirius through XBMC.
I know it isn't ideal - but can't you sign up for 30 day trials of SiriusXM using dummy email accounts, etc?
If there's a donation bucket created to support the cause - I'm happy to throw in. I'd love to get this working.