Keilly: ListenAgain 3.31

Sunday, August 17, 2008

ListenAgain 3.31



Update: It seems the BBC have changed the format of their iPlayer pages again, causing the widget to not be able to play any of the streams. Look out for version 3.32 shortly

An upgrade to BBC ListenAgain. Programmes had started to disappear from the 3.2 version as the BBC moved its ListenAgain archive to its new iPlayer. This version of the widget restores those programmes.

What's new:
3.31
- Descriptions of programmes fixed (broken due to BBC slightly rearranging their iPlayer content)

3.3
- Works with new BBC iPlayer website
- Accessibility: Voiceover use is detected and certain actions are spoken if turned on.
- Better font resizing
- Busy feedback

This has been developed and tested on Mac 10.5

VoiceOver users: when selecting stations use VoiceOver keys with the arrows to select the station from the menu.

Requires RealPlayer 10.1
Update, RealPlayer 11 doesn't play when Dashboard is hidden. Use RealPlayer 10.1

Download BBCListenAgain Widget

For blind users there's also an experimental version that gives extra speech feedback if voice over is turned on.Download VoiceOver Version

Troubleshooting:
Try and play directly from the BBC website. If it works there then it will almost certainly work in Dashboard. If not the problem has historically been issues with RealPlayer - try uninstalling and reinstalling RealPlayer using the version from the BBC website. Reboot after the reinstall to restart Dashboard.

Let me know any other problems.

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.

3 comments:

anthropos said...

This programme is brilliant but...where is the BBC World Service?

Is there any chance of being able to add World service programmes to a future update?

Keilly said...

The BBC are gradually transitioning their radio streams from the ListenAgain web-site, which older versions of this widget used; to new iPlayer pages.
When World Service and other stations get properly added to the iPlayer then they should show up in the widget too.

Thanks!

mb said...

The widget hasn't been working for me. I had updated realplayer to 11.0, but then I saw your comments about v11 not working when the dashboard is hidden. I did a clean install of v10.1 but it still isn't working. The following message appears in the console:

2008-08-29 00:24:47.151 DashboardClient[297] (com.keilly.widget.ListenAgain) file:/Widgets/ListenAgain%20v3.31.wdgt/ListenAgain%20v3.3.js: Null value (line: 418)
(event handler):Null value