Rockstar - the ultimate online music plugin (Spotify&Grooveshark&Rdio) | Page 92

Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1 Plugins' started by seco, October 28, 2010.

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    Rockstar sets Spotify bitrate to 320k automatically, there are no other quality related settings in libspotify API so I don't know how to improve this.


     
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    Thanks for getting back so quickly. That is strange, it appears as though the 320k bit rate is the "High Quality Streaming rate". I wonder if other sound effects are being applied by Mediaportal. It sounds like a bass emphasis is being applied relative to the sound being produced by the Spotify client itself. I would appreciate any thoughts you have.

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    Have you tried WASAPI mode instead of BASS Engine which can be set in MP Configuration -> Music -> Player?
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Tried this and it completely broke mediaportal. The client stopped when loading the plugins. I completely uninstalled mediaportal, deleting all the settings, then reinstalled. It now works fine with the BASS engine.

    I originally had setup mediaportal using terminal services. It is easier than trying to do things on a large TV screen which is the default monitor for my media centre PC. I think it must have been something to do with the settings no carrying across the from the virtual to the real terminal.

    Thanks again
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    Yes there are things you should not configure using Remote Desktop, including all that is related to displays and audio.
     
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    If you run Spotify desktop in the background on your mediaportal-pc, you can play your music directly via Spotify and use your phone or tablet to select all features Spotify has to offer. Master volume is still controlled by the computer, so you can use your remote to contol the volume. As an added option you can even control the volume of the Spotify desktop client with your phone/tablet.

    By doing so you bypass Mediaportal. And you gain the ability to play radio, toplists etc............... The best part is : mediaportal stays on top so no one sees the spotify client. :)

    ps. the desktopclient does the streaming so there is no streaming from you phone/tablet to the media-pc. (like airplay)
     
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    Would like to raise WIMP/TIDAL support once again. It would be very nice to have such HIFI quality music stream supported in MP.
    There is WIMP plugin in KODI already and it is working perfectly. I am using Mediaportal in the main room on HTPC with high quality audio setup, so hifi quality of stream is very welcome. It is too tricky workaround to use with airplay, it just don't work always when needed :)
     
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    Have a look at my post from 2011:
    I have a pure .NET (and a pure javascript) lib for WiMP, including all functionality of the official client.
    However, WiMP does not seem to endorse the public release of such code.
     
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    Grooveshark shutting down permanently.

     
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    That is sad :( have been using it for a long time.

    The irony that you can't use groove shark but YouTube is OK
     
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