Livecode Podcast Player - earbud click?

David Bovill david.bovill at
Fri Oct 23 05:33:19 EDT 2020

Yes. I have some old code - seems to still work fetching and parsing RSS steams. I’m looking into the best way. To make the player now - browser or player widget?

An interesting experiment this morning with earbuds - if I play an mp3 or a video in the player object and listen to the sound through the earbuds - pressing / clicking the earbuds has no effect on the playback. Using the machinery of the browser widget pauses and restarts the playback reliably. I want. This feature so I may well choose the browser widget unless I can figure out a message that is sent to the. Stack that I can trap?

The issue is that I want to know the “currenttime” when the video is paused - this and other features would be easier using the player control. I guess I can use javascript if needed?
On 23 Oct 2020, 09:38 +0100, JeeJeeStudio via use-livecode <use-livecode at>, wrote:
> So in fact it needs to retrieve a list of podcast streams, user can pick a
> stream, and then it has to play like an mp3 player. Can be done with either
> the browser or audio player right?
> Op vr 23 okt. 2020 10:29 schreef David Bovill via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at>:
> > I guess not - could not find anything in the forums or email thread.
> > On 21 Oct 2020, 20:17 +0100, JeeJeeStudio via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at>, wrote:
> > > You've just hijacked someone's said something last time.
> > It's
> > > now a totally different subject.
> >
> > That’s fine :) It’s kind of related to the general subject of community
> > contribution. My understanding is that the general approach to that has not
> > helped produce an organised collection of material - whether this is the
> > documentation, or the library of Livecode components. There is the usual
> > tension between centralised quality control and wiki like easy open
> > community contribution.
> >
> > I agree with Sean that we can all contribute to this, but a little
> > improvement in the architecture that supports such collaboration would also
> > help I believe. It is harder than I think necessary to find stacks and code
> > related to for instance podcasts and RSS feeds. I’m pretty sure that this
> > has been worked on multiple times over the last 10 years, but the
> > combination of forum, email, and resource library does not do justice to
> > what we could achieve.
> >
> > Maybe I’m wrong - and no one has produced a podcast player in Livecode? My
> > understanding is that an easy to contribute set of tools that made it
> > easier to share stacks and code would help here. As I see it the attempts
> > that have been made historically have been somewhat too “closed” for there
> > to the right sort of community contribution.
> >
> > I can mainly speak for my personal experience, but if I produce this
> > podcast player, and various libraries for it - then historically I haven't
> > really see a good way to share that. When I come across errors or
> > improvements I want to make to the dictionary I don’t really see how, or
> > have quite enough faith that my contributions will valued - so I make a
> > note to “do that later” and well - don’t.
> >
> > There is a form of federated architecture for user contributions that
> > looks promising that can help. Essentially the trick is to combine both
> > that ability of people to make their own personal notes / changes and
> > contributions by forking existing material, while also making it very easy
> > to combine these contributions into an editorial synopsis. That way each
> > Livecode author wold have a tool for their own personal productivity use,
> > and the overall community gets the value of the shared content production.
> > Right now the balance between my personal space and the sharing is in an
> > unhealthy state of mediation.
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