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Offline Tygre

AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« on: July 20, 2015, 04:34:03 AM »
Did you know that, as of today (2015/06/02), there are more than 20,000 packages in the mods directory on Aminet? Yes! That's more than 20,000 modules to play and enjoy!   So, why not have a program that could automatically download one   module at-a-time, extract it, and play it? This is the purpose of   AmiModRadio...                
 
Essentials

AmiModRadio is composed essentially of four parts:
 
  • A small FTP client to access Aminet and download archives containing modules;
  • A XAD client to unarchive the downloaded archives;
  • A ARexx command-and-control system to gently ask players to play the module;
  • A MUI  interface to control the various parts of AmiModRadio, in particular to  permanently saved desired modules as well as pause/play and skip  modules.
Downloads
AmiModRadio is open source. Its source code and binaries are available on SourceForge and BitBucket ! Manual and other resources are available on its Web page. AmiModRadio binaries are available here:
 
Usage
You can start AmiModRadio at any times from a Shell but RexxMast and a supported player must be availabe for options 2. or 6. to function: RexxMast and either EaglePlayer, HippoPlayer, or MultiPlayer must be running for options 2. or 6. to run :).

Contributing
Please contribute by asking for features or reporting bugs!



(Icon by Rob under CC BY v3.0, thanks!)
« Last Edit: July 23, 2015, 06:53:35 PM by Tygre »
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 04:47:32 AM »
@Tygre

i get the following message when visiting the web page linked above: "Guests do not have permission to access this page." :(

-- eliyahu
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."
 

Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 04:52:01 AM »
Oops, sorry about that! Even after reading three times my post, still got some errors ;-)
I just fixed it!

Offline giZmo350

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 04:54:08 AM »
Quote from: eliyahu;792729
@Tygre

i get the following message when visiting the web page linked above: "Guests do not have permission to access this page." :(

-- eliyahu


Hmmm, Snapped to Attention for me....  :)

Definitely will give this a go on the A2K w/ the BLIZZ!
This should work well on OS3.9 - OS3.9 just WORKS! :)
I've always had trouble with XAD with OS3.5 for some reason... Oh Well....
« Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 05:08:31 AM by gizmo350 »
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Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 04:55:29 AM »
It was my mistake :-) Sorry about that!

Offline eliyahu

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 04:58:29 AM »
@Tygre

thanks! looks like a terrific project. i'll be giving it a try later today. :)

-- eliyahu
"How do you know I’m mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."
 

Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 03:22:54 PM »
Quote from: gizmo350;792731
Hmmm, Snapped to Attention for me....  :)

Definitely will give this a go on the A2K w/ the BLIZZ!
This should work well on OS3.9 - OS3.9 just WORKS! :)
I've always had trouble with XAD with OS3.5 for some reason... Oh Well....

Great to read that it works weel on OS3.9 :)

Enjoy!

Offline Kokos

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 01:34:06 PM »
Hi Tygre,

This is promising piece of software thanks for this!

Just had a short discussion with AceMan (composer and maintainer of modules.pl) and if you want you both could integrate AmiModRadio with modules.pl site. There is already API for this (but still HTTP is required). It would be awesome. Don't hesitate to contact AceMan!

Regards!
K
 

Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2015, 04:02:16 PM »
Hi Kokos!

Quote from: Kokos;792839
This is promising piece of software thanks for this!

Thanks a lot! I am glad that you appreciate it :)

Quote from: Kokos;792839
Just had a short discussion with AceMan (composer and maintainer of modules.pl) and if you want you both could integrate AmiModRadio with modules.pl site. There is already API for this (but still HTTP is required). It would be awesome. Don't hesitate to contact AceMan!

Excellent idea!!! I registered to modules.pl, I am waiting for my registration to be accepted and then will PM AceMan...

Cheers!
« Last Edit: July 21, 2015, 04:15:34 PM by Tygre »
 

Offline Kokos

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 07:47:38 AM »
Hi again Tygre.

I'm so glad to hear this! This can be amazing peace of work! Let me know if you need any testing in later stages of integration or you appreciate some ideas (modules.pl also have rating system and favourites lists so you can make use of, etc etc - lots of ideas behind these..).

All the bast!
K
 

Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2015, 06:44:48 PM »
Hi Kokos!

Quote from: Kokos;792884
I'm so glad to hear this! This can be amazing peace of work! Let me know if you need any testing in later stages of integration or you appreciate some ideas (modules.pl also have rating system and favourites lists so you can make use of, etc etc - lots of ideas behind these..).

Thanks a lot! Will sure let you know when I have more features :)

BTW, I haven't heard from AceMan in few days now for my registration over at "modules.pl", do you have contact with him?

Thanks!

Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2015, 11:00:13 PM »
Hi all!

I have just released a new version of AmiModRadio, which now supports  other sources of modules in addition to Aminet: it supports ftp.modland.com (because it was easy to implement, having FTP access). In the future, it will support local disks and HTTP sites, like modules.pl. It also uses the icon made by Retrofan (thanks again!)

Next milestone: implementing the MUI user-interface!

In the meantime, suggestions and bug reports are always welcome!

Cheers!

Offline Kokos

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2015, 09:13:09 AM »
I'm so glad there's a progress! And the MUI interface is coming! Yeeey!

Can't wait modules.pl integration. I've already posted some proposals and issues to your tracker. I will keep adding them if I will find anything asking for improvement.
 

Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2015, 01:55:22 PM »
Thanks a lot for the encouragments and suggestions! Really appreciated :)

Offline Tygre

Re: AmiModRadio - All of Aminet modules at your fingertips
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2015, 04:46:58 PM »
Hi all!

A new version is available with (partial) MUI user-interface, please read this message!

Cheers!