Short Tutorial on DoSomething
1) Download DoSomething
2) Install it
[ok now the real thing]
Depending on what you want to do, the following steps will vary, but let's say you want to create a webpage with the currently playing song on it, you would have to do the following:
- Create the webpage. You can use any HTML-code you want, but you will have to insert DoSomething tags on the places where you want the currently playing song to appear. This would be %%CURRENTSONGTITLE%% (maybe followed by - %%CURRENTARTIST%%. There are many more tags supported, they're all listed on Oddsock's site.) Save this page somewhere and give it a nice name. This will be used as the temp-file, so you might want to call it something like that. Let's say you saved it at c:\files\dosomething_temp.html
- Go to the DoSomething plugin in Winamp and from the list choose "generate HTML page". Specify c:\files\dosomething_temp.html as Template In and specify the path and filename that you want the file that you're going to upload in the end as Template Out. In this example that would be c:\files\dosomething.html. Then choose Add.
- From the list choose FTP a file. Specify c:\files\dosomething.html as the local file. In remote file you put the path on your webpage where you want it to end up; http://www.mywebpage.com/dosomething.html (I'm actually not sure if you need the http, so if this doesn't work try without). Enter your FTP-host (this is of course without http, so www.mywebpage.com), password blah blah etc. and click Add.
- Now you may want to check the box "show status box" and (of course) uncheck the box that's with "disable DoSomething", click OK and start playing songs in Winamp. See if it works (ie check on www.mywebpage.com/dosomething.html to see if there is anything appearing at all).
By the way, in case of a page that is listing the currently playing song, or the last played song, or anything else that needs to be updated regularly for that matter, it would be a good idea to make the page refresh automatically every x
I hope I didn't forget something essential in here and that you could understand this. Forgive my crappy English, I'm in the middle of a major language crisis caused by a lack of sleep that is about the same size. Just shout again if it doesn't work