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I was asked to create a prototype for a future FLV player for a client, which used Actionscript cues in combination with a List component. The as the video changed cues, the list selection changes as well, and vice-versa, when a cue is clicked in the list compnent, the video must seek. A photo display is controlled by both and fades images on cue changes. (more…)
There are two new tools posted on my site to aid in the use of the Xspf Jukebox. The first is the Embed Script Generator, which takes your entered values and outputs a copy-and-paste code for almost any html page. The second and likely more useful is the Xspf Customizer, which generates a “variables.txt” file. It makes all of the variables easy to understand, and does most of the work for you; just tell it what you want.
New updates for the Xspf Jukebox. I have fixed some minor bugs with skin processing, as well as adding a new option for aligning the track display text using the tag “align” inside the skin.xml file (options, of course, are “left”, “right”, and default is “center”).
Two new variables, one more exciting than the other. The first is the “midChar” variable, which gives you the option to change the character separating creator and title in the track label. The second controls the new Crossfade function, much like iTunes. Use the variable “crossFade”, set to either a boolean value (true or false), which will default to six seconds, or fill in a number (in seconds) 1 through 12. Download it here.
Finally, a full writeup on using the Xspf Jukebox has been completed, and should help solve many problems that people have been having. Next to come is a “skin.xml” writeup, on how to create skins, and applications to automate embedding. See it here. On another note, a new version of the Jukebox has been released, with minor bug fixes and a couple of changes: the player will no longer connect to Amazon to retrieve images unless the “findImage” variable is set to true. Id3 tags will be used if no creator, title, or annotation is present. The “skin_url” is no longer the xml file, but the folder containing your skin. Single tracks now use the two parameters “track_url” and “track_title” in the place of “song_url” and “song_title”. The download should be available in the next few days with the skins, or if you can’t wait, it is already in the source download.
You may have come to this site to find… nothing. My site was temporarily shut down for a couple of days, twice, for CPU overuse (about 11% where I am allowed 2.5%). I believe the cause of these problems was the script used to control downloading of skins for the Xspf Jukebox, so there will be no download link for a couple of days.
You might have noticed a couple of additions to the blog, by way of a couple of unobtrusive advertisements placed on the pages. These along with donations will help balance the time spent creating my projects, so give a click or two every once in awhile.