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Is that using the actual flash, or the alternative flash for linux?

It could be caused by the difference in the code...?

Can you elaborate? Is this a bug in Flash, Moz/FF on Linux or just the Pandora applet itself?

I wish I could elaborate more but I havent been able to find much info. I found this post:

http://www.last.fm/user/Gabek/journal/2006/04/11/113455/

I found a few others but they just say the same thing. Its weird since it doesnt work on FF/Linux but it does work in Opera/Linux (all using Flash 7). That makes me think its an issue with the Flash/FF/Linux combo.

Honestly I haven't had time to research it much. I tried a few things with Greasemonkey but its simply not calling fireEvent nor songPlayed.

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I don't know if anyone has asked for this, but could it be done? Since the information is already being pulled from whatever source pandora's jar is using, couldn't it be dumped into the folder as well? It would make a nice addition to an already great program, but especially, since while the songs are being played later on the portable player, you could also read up on the artists.

Just a thought.

Thanks.

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Yes, I think he's talking about the bio! ;)

Shouldn't be a problem to make it save the info in a txt-file, but for me it isn't even working to display the bio from last.fm...

-Pulls up the bios just fine for me... although I dont know if the cddb tagger is working or not.. hard to tell since i use a musicbrainz tagger on my music library anyways.

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Yeah Coop, bio is what I was speaking of. And for me, it also fails first time out, but works 99% from there on. I would love for it to save automatically, so it would build a library of bios to go with the songs.

The album art (in the top Pandora window) works for me all the time, and even when there is no artwork available, I get that gray/blue image of CD jewel cases stacked.

If there is supposed to be a jpg file saved, then I don't think I've seen any, but I'll check.

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I would love for it to save automatically, so it would build a library of bios to go with the songs.

library is a realy good keyword... You could even expand it to built a real library where you can click and read through... Best way would be HTML so you can realy view it on every computer! PJ could then just generate a new html page with the album art and the bio and add a link to it on the index-page!

What do you think of that idea?

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I like Zoltan's idea. Why just save it as text, when with simple markup, it can function as a linked webpage? Great idea Zoltan. Now all we have to do is beg, plead, grovel, polish a pair or two of shoes to get the programmers who know how to do this, to take on the task.

Also, getting album artwork shouldn't be too difficult, since there are other sources, or perhaps, they could get it working from last.fm again?

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I'm planning on grabbing the covers from Last.fm

Pandora is getting its covers from its own server doing things totally from within its flash applet. There's no (easy) getting at that. But with an artist and a trackname we should be able to get something off of last.fm for sure.

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Last.fm varies greatly. I've seen 130 to 160 squared. On the other hand, they're pretty complete and the images are really easy to get to.

Amazon.com does 500x500 and looks fairly okay to get to, but doesn't contain underground stuff.

freecovers.net does 500x500, but the site is laden with spyware and other crap so the images might be hard to get to. Also, again, no underground stuff.

Others?

Don't say cdcovers.cc. It takes a PhD in Javascript to just figure out how they put together the page header.

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I wanted to say, I commend you guys for all your persistence! I ran across your little mission on stumbleupon...

I have tried to follow your instructions carefully...something is not working for me...but either way I wanted to cast something out there - yesterday I was messing around in pandora and at some point it asked me if I wanted to set my buffering up for one or more songs at a time...I tried to get back their today, so that I could show you where it was...but I can't seem to find my way back(regarding the misnaming of the multiply files, I will keep trying) and also request a favor...for us distressed damsels...could you make the instructions easier like in the beginning of your thread so that we can actually try to do it ourselves?

And before anyone counts me out...I want to say I have two degrees in engineering, not in computer or electrical engineering, but in civil and structural, which I know is not nearly the same, but in my defense...I did take a fortran and C++ course when I was in school...

REWARD: Infinite kisses to the one that gets this to work for me!:wink:

:?

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Lordy...

Are you saying you will bestow upon me, those gorgeous lips, and hold yourself close to me, if I get your pandora time-shifter working??

Seriously, it's quite easy. Just download and unzip the following program (http://www.wirschell.nl/pandora/pandora.beta.7.4.0.zip).

Then go into the folder and run the pandora.bat file.

Once done, in the window that will open, assuming you have FireFox (www.firefox.com) installed, and enter your user ID and password for Pandora in the window at the bottom. Then click on the "Save Settings" button on the bottom right corner. Close it and restart.

It should open again, get your personal stations, and start playing the last station you listened to.

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OK, still having the same issues. I got newest PJ, newest JRE and I'm having even more problems than before. PJ is saying "Software caused connection abort: socket write error" and when I try to "Grab This Track" it says "unable to locate song and artist information." Also, cruise control will not work at all.

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If 'newest PJ' isn't 7.4.0, chances are the grabbing won't work.

Yes, its 7.4 (the post right above mine gives the link.)

You are running in Firefox with Flash 8?

Yes, I uninstalled 9 and installed 8. And I use nothing but Firefox

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If 'newest PJ' isn't 7.4.0, chances are the grabbing won't work.

Yes, its 7.4 (the post right above mine gives the link.)

You are running in Firefox with Flash 8?

Yes, I uninstalled 9 and installed 8. And I use nothing but Firefox

Latest version of Sun Java VMM installed?

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If 'newest PJ' isn't 7.4.0, chances are the grabbing won't work.

Yes, its 7.4 (the post right above mine gives the link.)

You are running in Firefox with Flash 8?

Yes, I uninstalled 9 and installed 8. And I use nothing but Firefox

Latest version of Sun Java VMM installed?

That can't be the problem. The message he's getting means that the Flash applet isn't sending its artist and title info to the javascript. The whole JVM hasn't come into play yet.

Could you please verify that at the bottom of js/pandora.js you see this bit:

/* Shamelessly stolen from PandoraFM.real-ity.com */

Pandora = {

    fireEvent: function(eventName, argument) {

        if (eventName == "SongPlayed") {

            pandoraSongPlayed(argument.songName, argument.artistName);

        }

    }

};

and that in pandoraGrabber.html near the bottom the embedded object contains links (2 of them) to http://www.pandora.com/PandoraEventsv2.swf ? (The v2 bit is new there)

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