Keilly: Listen Again v3.0

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Listen Again v3.0




Here's a new version of the Listen Again widget.

Changes:
- Better resizing. The previous versions were always a bit large, so you can now shrink down to much smaller sizes and the text will adjust size automatically. Also once the widget is shrunk past a certain size the programme descriptions are automatically hidden.

- Added a 'now playing' icon.

- Added a time code for playing programmes.

- Removed rear side of the widget as there were only two options on there: Show Descriptions, and Volume. The volume control seemed virtually useless considering there are easy machine volume controls on Macs.

- Fixed a bug with the scroll pane during resize.

Enjoy!

Download

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you're using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you're using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. Show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it.

Troubleshooting: If you cannot play radio streams, and also cannot play streams directly from the BBC web site in Safari then RealPlayer is probbaly not installed or configured properly.

13 comments:

sb1 said...

...class Widget ! Well done !

David said...

This widget doesn't appear to pick up every programme that can be listened to again. I went looking for "Wonderful Way of Making a Living". This was on the BBC's website under Listen Again, but did not appear on the widget.

Keilly said...

From the BBC website:
"Some Radio 4 programmes may be missing from the Radio Player due to ongoing technical problems."

They're usually restored fairly quickly, untill then you'll have to use the web site for the missing programmes. Sorry!

Graham said...

Hi the widget is great, but I haven't been able to get a single World Service programme to play. If I change to, say, Radio 1, everything plays fine, but with World Service although the symbol comes up next to the name of the programme when you click it, nothing happens. It's been like this for at least a week now.

Keilly said...

Thanks for the notice. Looks like the BBC have updated the layout of the radio player slightly. I'll try and update the widget soon to take this into account.

Anonymous said...

Nice widget and I will use it but the listen again choice is incomplete. How do I get different days of The Archers or Book of the Week, for example?

Keilly said...

You must be thinking of a feature in version 4.0 :-)

Anonymous said...

Great stuff. My fave widget now. Can we have a volume control? On my iMac the widget is louder than anything else.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a cracking widget, well done. for some reason Im not getting any sound - the wee 'broadcasting' icon appears but no timer and no sound. I usually listen on the BBC website using Safari and Real player. Any suggestions? Many thanks

Keilly said...

Can you listen via RealPlayer directly from the BBC web site at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?/radio/aod/wservice_promo.shtml

If not then follow the BBC's trouble shooting advice. Perhaps you have Real Player muted? Start it and see.

PaulofCthulhu said...

Looks like a great widget! Alas I can't ply any of the 'Listen again' links - but can hear the live streams!

Keilly said...
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Keilly said...

There's a new version (3.1) that fixes things. It also allows selection of multi-day programmes. Follow the link on the right.