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Old 25th April 2006, 11:27   #2
CraigF
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If you have been linked to this thread, its because you complained about the new online services.

So, I would like to share with you my idea.

Since so many people seem to have some amazing technical insight, and Winamp has an extensive plugin architecture, here is what you should do.

Write a ml plugin, as a windows datagrid control, populated by the same webservice as the online services uses. online services is calling web based scripts, and obviously, as the avid developers and keen technical gurus that you are, you should have no problems capturing, analysing, and including these calls in your plugin.

This would obviously end up with an exact replication of the old plugin, but would be rpc'd in the same method as the ajax page.

The benefits are clear:

1) It would use the same scripts as the current system, so would create the same load as the current system. Hopefully AOL wont mind.

2) It would be a windows control. People would no longer complain that IE doesnt work on their system after they have crippled it.

3) It would have the benefit of having access to all the streams out there, rather than the top 500 (old default), top 1k (old max), or top 30 (current old default/max).

So there you go, there is your solution.

Not up to it? Guess you have no complaint.

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