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Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby BleuLlama » Jun Wed 01, 2011 4:32 pm

After seeing the beta Windows app, I got inspired to start a minimalistic OS X Subsonic Radio app.
(Note: this post has been edited to reflect the version 1.x releases!)

The app download is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rb0bxn5rd0n2byy/SubsonicRadio_OSX_1.12.zip, if you want to try it out. I built it for intel OS X 10.4 and newer, 32 bit, although I haven't tried it on anything older than 10.6.7.

Here are some screenshots:
http://umlautllama.com/rand/?q=ssr-desktop&b=2064

It's entirely based off of a "Menulet" type of thing. The basic idea is that everything Subsonic will be linked from up there, either some weblinks (which open in Safari, or whatever you have defined as your primary browser) or display right there in the menu.

Feature list:
  • Plays all currently available streams (automatically configures itself for new/changed streams)
  • Volume control to adjust volume independently of other system audio stuff
  • Links to all popular pages on the Subsonic website
  • Integration with Growl http://growl.info to display new song titles as it plays (optional install)
  • Display of current song title in the menu
  • Optional display of current stream name in menu bar
  • Display of current track progress/duration

Additions for v1.11, v1.12: (December 19, 2014)
  • On OS X 10.10 Yosemite, it now displays the stream name properly in the menu bar
  • Support for dark menu bar and dock

Additions for v1.10: (the differences are only aesthetic from 1.8)
  • Less clutter in the "Play Stream" menu, eliminating the "(96k)" text
  • About box updated ;)

Additions for v1.8:
  • Fix for icecast streams (Dole-Whip, particularly)

Additions for v1.7:
  • unreleased

Additions for v1.6:
  • Fix for pre OS X 10.6
  • . (If you have no problems with 1.5, don't worry about updating)

Additions for v1.5:
  • Automatically configures itself for new/changed stream links

Additions for v1.1:
  • It now observes the volume level correctly on stream startup
  • Added "Requests2" overflow stream

ENJOY!
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby Len90 » Jun Wed 01, 2011 10:46 pm

Looks interesting and makes me happy to see we will have both Mac and PC covered with players. Keep us posted on when this thing is into beta as I would be willing to test it out.
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby Soarin08 » Jun Wed 01, 2011 10:51 pm

Agreed. I love the idea you have here. I am not kidding when I say my Mac will not play Sub at all, even in iTunes. An app like this would be amazing!
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby mindflipper » Jun Wed 01, 2011 10:52 pm

Len90 wrote:Looks interesting and makes me happy to see we will have both Mac and PC covered with players. Keep us posted on when this thing is into beta as I would be willing to test it out.

Given your track record with iphones, Len90, you should be the perfect person to give this app the "full road test" to shake out all the bugs (if any)...
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby BleuLlama » Jun Sun 05, 2011 8:21 am

Hey all. New beta version of the OS X app here:

http://umlautllama.com/rand?ssr-desktop-004b-app.zip NEWER VERSION AVAILABLE AT THE TOP OF THIS THREAD.

It now does streaming, shows the current song playing in the menu, and has integration with Growl (http://growl.info) to display a popup when a new song starts.

This is version 0.04 Beta. There are a few things to tweak for a first release, to happen soon. This should get y'all going for OS X goodness. :)

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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby elizabethswann » Jun Sun 05, 2011 2:20 pm

Ooh, this'll be nice once I will be able to hopefully get a Mac. I'll keep looking back at this!
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby BleuLlama » Jun Sun 05, 2011 3:35 pm

If you run Windows, check out ACP's new Windows SSR App; http://www.subsonicradio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7150
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby BleuLlama » Jun Wed 08, 2011 12:23 pm

Just crunched out Version 1.0 beta 5. Link to screenshots and the .zip of the application here: http://umlautllama.com/rand/?q=ssr-desktop-005b&b=2064 NEWER VERSION AVAILABLE AT THE TOP OF THIS THREAD.

It adds an informational display to help get you started, track time display, and a setting to try to synchronize the track time display with what you're hearing.

The sample screenshots there show menu options, and what it looks like with Growl.
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby Soarin08 » Jun Sat 11, 2011 11:13 pm

Definitely going to try this out! I love the idea!
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby Len90 » Jun Sat 11, 2011 11:16 pm

Just saw the screenshots for Beta 5 and I like that a lot. Very smart app and I love the set-. I'll be downloading it next time I'm on my mac. I've been using the PC for the past few days as the Mac deserves a few days off every now and then.
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby Satchel T » Jun Sun 12, 2011 10:06 pm

BleuLlama wrote:Just crunched out Version 1.0 beta 5. Link to screenshots and the .zip of the application here: http://umlautllama.com/rand/?q=ssr-desktop-005b&b=2064

It adds an informational display to help get you started, track time display, and a setting to try to synchronize the track time display with what you're hearing.

The sample screenshots there show menu options, and what it looks like with Growl.


Man I completely love the idea of this app as I'm a MAC guy ... any chance you could integrate a volume option so we can control volume within the app. If we could do this it would give us better control over the customization of our individual setting (work vs. home, etc.) ... thank again, its rockin' already!!
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby Arvorenn » Jun Mon 13, 2011 3:33 am

Okay, I've been using the app for 2 days now - and I plain love it :)
The menulet thing is really all you need and because of its simplicity, I like the Mac version even better than the Windows version (sorry, ACP - but hey, on my Windows PC, I use your version nevertheless ;) ). The streams are easier to access than ever before - and you always know what's playing without having to look at iTunes.

Thanks a lot, Bleu, and keep up the good work!
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby BleuLlama » Jun Mon 13, 2011 8:18 am

Volume control is a great idea. I've been noticing that myself (app is louder than everything else, and there's no way to adjust it).

It'll be in the next version.
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby BleuLlama » Jun Mon 13, 2011 8:33 pm

Okay all, check out the (edited, updated) top post in this thread for the version 1.0 download of this app. I added volume control to adjust the stream volume. :)

Enjoy!
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Re: Subsonic Radio Mac OS X App

Postby BleuLlama » Jun Mon 13, 2011 9:54 pm

Very minor bug with v1.0 -- when you first run it, the volume slider in the menu shows the volume at 0% (off), even though the audio is at 100%. Just click on it, (touch the little blue slidey handle) and it'll adjust to the right volume. (Do note that it doesn't update the audio live, while you're sliding it, but once you release, it will.)
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