Keilly: Listen Again v3.5

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Listen Again v3.5



Listen to the large archive of recent BBC Radio programmes directly from Dashboard.

Currently supports: Radio 1, 1xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, 5 live, 5 extra, 6 Music, 7, Asian Network, Radio Scotland, Radio Ulster, Radio Wales, and all local radio. 55 stations in total.

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

Download BBCListenAgain Widget

Shortcut Keys:
Space - Play/Pause
Up/Down - Volume
Left/Right - Skip
s - Stop
v - Voiceover feedback
p - Focus on station popup

What's new:
3.5
- Fixed to work with another iPlayer change
- Added local radio (55 stations in total)

3.4
- Fixed to work with another iPlayer change
- Fixed 'Listen Live'

3.33
- Fixed to work with another iPlayer change
- Added auto update mechanism
- Pressing the 'v' key will enable additional spoken feedback.

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.

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.

4 comments:

John said...

Hi, your demos on http://www.keilly.com/Stuff/Stuff.html show how to do some really cool stuff with Swing. Is that software free to be reused?

Keilly said...

Hi John, that stuff is intended as a guide on how to do some neat things. It's not fully tested, but it should be pretty robust. Feel free to reuse, adapt, improve, etc.

John said...

Thanks a lot! I noticed you used the OracleLookAndFeel which is in the jewt4.jar. What are the origins of that JAR? I did some googling but didn't find much information on it.

Keilly said...

JEWT is a small component library used in Oracle's JDeveloper. I've worked there for a while and so use it out of familiarity (and because Metal looks terrible these days). The OracleLookAndFeel is actually an extension of the excellent JGoodies Looks Plastic LAF.