It’s been some time since I last updated but I wanted to let everyone know that I’ve updated the the streaming player. That said I’ve replaced the Flash player with an HTML5 player so now iOS and Android users can listen in now. Sadly that means until I perfect the updated code I had to remove the pop-up player as it crashed with the updated HTML5 code. The new player does take a second or two to load and if it errors out simply refresh your browser or hit F5.
So now everyone can enjoy some VGM loving, even on the go now.
Updated the tracks today with 120 new songs added to the rotation. So oldies, some new stuff and even some remixes.
You know that guy who we’re always promoting? Yeah, Rukunetsu, that’s him. Seems he was contacted to do some music for the FGC event, Hadocon IV that took place on November 17th. Well now that event is over Rukeunstu has made those tracks public for everyone’s listening pleasure, how thoughtful was that.
I happen to get emails from time to time asking about certain things regarding the radio station, however I seem to get these two questions a lot and I’m pretty sure that most people also have these questions in the back of their minds so I’d figured instead of emailing people directly I’d put it out there for all to see.
Question #1: Why don’t you have the ability to select songs from a request list?
Answer: We originally had a request system in place but it was something I made using bits of code from several applications and while the result was a functional request system it was buggy… very buggy. Sometimes it would be fine and then the next week or so it would crash on a constant basis. Many of our original fans remember that =( We may revisit that again depending on how well the re-launch goes.
Question #2: Why dont’t we use HTML5 instead of Flash since we can’t use Flash on our iOS devices.
Answer: While that is something I’ve looked into the main issue is the HTML5 scripts / applications that are current for streaming with Shoutcast simply aren’t up to par with the Flash ones. I’m a pretty huge Android person so I can relate since you can’t use Flash on Google’s Jelly Bean (4.1.x) unless you sideload it using an browser that supports it, which of course not everyone is going to do. However that is why we provide the stream links so you can still stream to iTunes, Winamp, Real Audio or any player that supports *.m3u or *.pls files. As those HTML5 applications develop and mature we’ll look into them again or when I find someone who wants to re-code the entire engine.
More after the break, keep reading!
For the first time EVER, OverClocked University, who is comprised of members from the OverClocked Remix (http://ocremix.org) community will be playing live at the upcoming 2013 MAGFest event that will be held in Maryland from January 3rd – 6th.
Currently registrations for MAGFest are live and you can register at http://magfest.org/prereg
If you’re a video music lover then this is definitely for you. For more info check the official press release after the break!