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Andromeda Streaming Jukebox

Andromeda turns collections of MP3s into fully-featured streaming Web sites. Many other file formats are supported, including: WMA, OGG, MPG, AVI, and WMV. It can be used as a personal jukebox on a local network or over the Internet (bandwidth permitting). It works well with PHP-Nuke, PostNuke, and phpWebSite. Additional features include skins, custom playlists, logons/accounts, and a search tool. Andromeda is also multilingual, speaking English, German, Russian, Dutch, Spanish, and many other languages. No database is required. ASP and PHP versions are available.

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  •  02 Dec 2004 11:53

Release Notes: IE6 has a bug that can sometimes affect the use of Andromeda's play selection button (the gray play button down at the bottom; this issue has no effect on the regular green play buttons). For greater control, a new preference has beed added: playSelectionMode. The default value is "disabled," but you can set it to "get" or "post."

  •  23 Sep 2004 12:09

Release Notes: A fix to compensate for the odd behavior of some PHP 5 installations (the "file not found" message).

  •  24 May 2004 10:31

Release Notes: A fix that compensates for a bug recently introduced into the PHP engine (the "fread warning")

  •  13 Aug 2002 06:50

Release Notes: A new preference has been added to optionally display track numbers. The PHP version now supports a 'local file playback' mode when running Andromeda on a standalone PC, which prevents the browser from caching MP3s. Bosanski (Bosnian), Eesti (Estonian), Shqip (Albanian), and Viet Ngu (Vietnamese) support was added. Numerous tweaks and minor bugfixes were made, including the elimination of unicode markers in ID3 tags.

  •  16 Apr 2002 09:32

Release Notes: This release features VBR support, an optional logon screen message, miscellaneous improvements to the GUI, and minor bugfixes.

RSS Recent comments

16 May 2005 17:26 turnstyle

Re: Cost / License?

> To me 35$ is not too much to ask if it

> included the source and were

> customizable.

>

> I appreciate the hard work Scott put

> into it and it simply rocks.. but not to

> the tune of $35

>

> open it up for customization and I'd pay

> $35

Hey buddaman, fwiw, you can customize Andromeda via an external prefs file. The reason for this appraoch is that I can provide much better support, and when you upgrade, you can keep your settings without having to recode each time.

I should also note that many of Andromeda's features came as suggestions from users -- and if they simply changed their own copy, then nobody else would benefit.

Obviously FM is a free-oriented place, but I've followed a somewhat different route. If $35 is prohibitive, feel free to contact me directly.

-Scott

16 May 2005 16:59 buddaman

Re: Cost / License?
To me 35$ is not too much to ask if it included the source and were customizable.

$35 for a product that simple reads the file structure and spawns off winamp is a bit steep.

I appreciate the hard work Scott put into it and it simply rocks.. but not to the tune of $35

open it up for customization and I'd pay $35

26 Feb 2005 23:28 ziekke

Re: Cost / License?

>

> % With all due respect, I tried a

> % "donationware" appraoch for almost

> two

> % years, and the unfortunate fact is

> that

> % the vast majority of people don't

> % donate. I work on Andromeda

> full-time,

> % and that includes a lot of the

> less-fun

> % stuff like writing docs, answering

> every

> % tech support email, and so on.

>

>

> Boo hoo. Then take your product off the

> market. I just wasted a half-hour of my

> life downloading and installing your

> code, configuring Apache, and trying to

> get andromeda.php to ignore files

> starting with "_". Granted, with a

> little investigation I could have

> determined that Andromeda's "product"

> was a single crippled, unmodifiable PHP

> script. Now I wish I had known that

> before I bothered downloading it.

Why would he take it off the market if there area people willing to pay the (small amount of) money?

This post is coming 6 months from the original comments and obviously it's still getting around.

> % The evaluation version of Andromeda

> is

> % indeed fully functional -- everything

> % works exactly as it does in the full

> % version, except that only half of

> your

> % music is displayed.

>

%

> To use the phrase "fully functional" for

> a "product" whose only feature is

> crippled in the most perplexing way

> imaginable (although I suppose you could

> have just programmed it to ignore random

> files, that would have been slightly

> more confusing) is dishonest. Every

> other file?? Really? I have been a

> software developer for over 10 years,

> and I would have never even considered

> confusing users of a demo product in

> that fashion. If I had discovered this

> handicap on my own, I would have assumed

> it was a bug!

Fully functional is a perfectly fine way to describe it. You can play your music, see, browse, search, do whatever you want. Hiding half the music simply prevents you from using the demo as opposed to the real thing.

What's so confusing about it? It is clearly indicated on the demo download page.

Nobody provides a "Fully Functional" copy of something that isn't handicapped in some form. Most software is restricted to 30-days of use, or has nag screens, etc. Limiting it to view only half of the music is pretty much the only option he has in PHP/ASP. Clearly your "10 years" of "Software Development" "experience" didn't include any form of marketed software.

Though, someone savvy enough (and you say you are a software developer?) could hack the evaluation to work properly, is it really worth it for saving only $35?

> % If the free version worked exacly the

> % same as the pay version, that just

> winds

> % up back in "donationware" territory.

> % Does that really seem so unfair?

>

>

> Look at it this way: I was about to send

> you an email asking how I could modify

> Andromeda.php to ignore files that start

> with "_", along with a $10 Paypal

> donation. Instead, I'm whining on

> Freshmeat.

Boo hoo, then get your whining out of freshmeat. People use this software, and people pay for it. If you don't want to then oh well.

03 Sep 2003 22:30 Xirtam Thumbs up

Andromeda makes it easy
Yep, lov' it.
I played around with the idea to make it more usefull to my needs and made some possible (with help of the cgi-guru Paul from www.hot-cgi-scripts.com)
It isn't finished yet but have a look on www.ummagumma.nl/music
I know, it uses iFrames, but that is because had to be used on www.wittebal.nl

An administration-page would be the next thing so I can add audio-files, comments and pics to it on the fly.

Great work Scott!

_/ Rob

20 Aug 2003 14:36 turnstyle

Re: Cost / License?
% Look at it this way: I was about to send
> you an email asking how I could modify
> Andromeda.php to ignore files that start
> with "_", along with a $10 Paypal
> donation. Instead, I'm whining on
> Freshmeat.

Perhaps if you spent a little less time whining, and a little more reading the docs (or simply asking your question via email) you would already know that one of Andromeda's built-in preferences is 'skipPrefix' which you could have simply set to "_".

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