Pandora Internet Radio Plugin Vote

Discussion in 'Improvement Suggestions' started by ErikLarsson, July 15, 2006.

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Should Mediaportal feature a true Pandora plugin?

  1. Yes, i dont mind the ads and this this service will be great.

    99.3%
  2. No, i wont use it and im happy with Pandora in a browser

    0.7%
  1. ErikLarsson

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    Hi,

    Short introduction to Pandora
    In short, it's a music analyser/radio channel generator. You enter an artist you like, and it will generate a radio station based on advanced analyses of the music style. If a track that you dislike comes along, you can select "i dont like this song for this station" and it will skip to the next track, and also have a more specified selection for you. You can also select that you like the song or that you are tired of it.



    This is the feedback i've gotten from the Pandora crew
    This vote is to show interest to the Mediaportal creators, so they can come to an agreement with Pandora, and share APIs for a true "in Mediaportal" style plugin. Things like "Create Pandora with this artist" can be available from MyMusic for instance.

    Why ads?
    Pandora has choosen to finance this service and make it free for the users, based on showing ads instead. Of course we want this service to be free in Mediaportal, and therefore the ad should me shown aswell.

    Note that you can already run Pandora from MP, by running a browser, but then you require keyboard and mouse, and you get a interface not optimal for TV (small and flash based).

    Check out Pandora itself at http://www.pandora.com

    Come on people show your interest.

    5 min photshop hack to show how it could look:
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    /Erik Larsson
     
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  3. TNDAri

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    If it's free i love the ads ;)
    Great idea!!!
     
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    More plugins to MP! More streaming, internet based.
     
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    Pandora is a great way of discovering new music that you are somewhat guaranteed to like. I would love this inside of MP
     
  6. Bram

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    I wouldn't mind the ads. Pandora is a realy fantastic way to discover new music. The way music is selected is realy intelligent.
    I listen to Pandora and KCRWmusic all day at work.

    KCRWmusic is a great radiostation by the way! (had to promote it :p)
     
  7. Spragleknas
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    Off course; It's a plugin. If you don't like it - don't use it!
     
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    Pandora might not be so easy as it is a flash program.

    Last.fm shouldn't be too bad though as it supports WinAmp, which is MP3 streaming like MediaPortals Internet Radio uses now.
     
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    Having used both, I think Pandora pwns Last.fm when it comes to music selection 'smarts'. last.fm is all over the place. You put in a category name and end up with all sorts of tunes that have no bearing whatsoever on the genre you just chose.
     
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    I would sure love this plugin ;)

    R / tk
     
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