Faster Grooveshark Search Add-on for Firefox (auto-suggest feature)

Grooveshark Audio I coded this firefox add-on to query the Grooveshark search site much quicker than their standard search tool add-on.

Grooveshark currently provide a useful search add-on, it installs Grooveshark search to your current list of search engines within Firefox. By searching for an artist or song you are directed to the Grooveshark website and results are displayed.

I re-coded their XML install file to include a live suggest feature pulling related words as you type from Yahoo to speed up your search query.

Examples:

1. The below image shows the default Grooveshark add-on, you have to type in the artist and song title and then click on the magnify button to complete a search:

grooveshark-auto-suggest-firefox-search-1

2. And here is my improved version in action, as you type you will be prompted with relevant words speeding up your search, no need to click on magnify button. Just type, select, go.

grooveshark-auto-suggest-firefox-search-2

Try It Out:

If you haven’t installed the Grooveshark search add-on for Firefox please try my version:
Firefox SkreemR Search Add-on Auto Suggest“Click here to install Firefox Grooveshark auto suggest search add-on”

Note* I would prefer you install it via my Firefox Official Plugin page: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14319 this allow me to track downloads, installs and reviews etc.

How to uninstall:

To uninstall the add-on just select “Manage Search Engines” from your drop down list then select and remove it.

Hope it improves your search speed on Grooveshark

Note: This add-on will install to “Microsoft Internet Explorer” browser but the auto suggest feature is disabled.

What is Grooveshark ?

Grooveshark is a Rich Internet Application, (RIA) written in ActionScript using the Adobe Flex framework which runs in Adobe Flash. Its design implements various sliding panels to categorize and display lists of information, similar in style to that of the Apple iPhone. A right-aligned black modal window also slides in to display more information for songs, playlists, and users.

Grooveshark also lets users upload music to their online music library through a Java Web Start application. The upload program scans folders specified for mp3’s, uploading and adding them to the user’s online library on the service. The ID3 information of the uploaded song is linked to the user and the file is uploaded to Grooveshark which allows on-demand music playback. Collectively, each user’s uploaded library is available to any user of Grooveshark. All content on the service is user-sourced.

The website also allows users to upload music files on their hard drive to the search database, resulting in constant growth of its library.

YoughalOnline.com Live Webcast – A Big Success

I am really pleased with the result of the second YoughalOnline.com Live Gig Broadcast which was streamed using Ustream.tv on Thursday 29th January 2009. The band “Little Big Man” performed a live set at Claycastle Recording Studio, Youghal and also an interview with front man Brian O Glanby.

1,570 viewers accessed the webcast over the hour with traffic coming mainly from Ireland, UK, USA, Netherlands, & Australia. We had a chat box enabled on the site and at one stage there was 144 active users chatting . Below is a screen shot of the Ustream Metrics for the broadcast.

Ustream Metrics YoughalOnline.com Little Big Man Webcast

Getting the Traffic

Part of the success of this webcast lay in pre-planning. A  group of the people involved in this project posted the gig details on social networks such as Facebook, MySpace & Bebo also SMS Text, Forums, Email and traditional word of mouth. I also created a YoughalOnline.com Facebook group and also a Facebook App for people to install so they could watch the webcast from within Facebook.

Why not check out these links:
YoughalOnline.com Facebook Group

YoughalOnline.com – Live Web Cast – Facebook App

The Facebook traffic was very good with a lot of app installs and a good community to inform of the upcoming broadcast. It’s become a lot clearer  that you have got to use the social networks  in order to reach wider audience.

Watch The Playback

Un-edited playback as it was broadcast on the night. Time 57 min 32 secs watch it all or scrub through.

Pre-recorded playback of “Little Big Man” webcast

Originally recorded 29th January 2009

Conclusion

*Note to self: Aim for better results next time, always try harder and always learn from the past 🙂


MidLake – Head Home – (Final Version)

Just because I like it….

www.myspace.com/midlake
www.worlds-fair.net/midlake
www.midlake.net

Embedded Video

Blogged with the Flock Browser

Tags: midlakehead home headhome www.midlake.net youghal youghalonline www.youghalonline.com texas denton sxsw official

Live Video Webcast 7th Dec, The Savoy, Cork – Seeing Red Records

Tonight I am in Cork City at The Savoy for the Seeing Red Records Christmas Launch Party.

I will be responsible for the live video web broadcast which will start at 10pm till 2am. I will be using my Canon XL2 and Windows Media Encoder running on my laptop to encode and broadcast this event live. There will also be live chat enabled so that viewers can chat with each other while watching the live broadcast.

If you get a chance please visit www.seeingredrecords.com tonight after 10pm to watch and support this event.

If your at the event please come up to me and say “Hi”, I’ll be the one with the video camera and geeky stuff.

Faster SkreemR Audio Search Add-on for Firefox (auto-suggest feature)

SkreemRUpdate 3rd Dec 07: James over at SkreemR has officially added my Firefox plugin to their 3rd party plugins “Tools” page view the page here

I coded this firefox add-on to query the SkreemR mp3 search site much quicker than the standard search tool add-on.

SkreemR currently provide a useful search add-on, it installs SkreemR search to your current list of search engines within Firefox. By searching for an artist or song you are directed to the SkreemR website and results are displayed.

I re-coded their XML install file to include a live suggest feature pulling related words as you type from Yahoo to speed up your search query.

Examples:

 

1. The below image shows the default SkreemR add-on, you have to type in the artist and song title and then click on the magnify button to complete a search:

skreemr-without-auto-suggest-feature.gif

2. And here is my improved version in action, as you type you will be prompted with relevant words speeding up your search, no need to click on magnify button. Just type, select, go.

skreemr-with-auto-suggest-feature.gif

 

Try It Out:

If you haven’t installed the SkreemR search add-on for Firefox please try my version:

Firefox SkreemR Search Add-on Auto Suggest“Click here to install Firefox auto suggest search add-on”

 

How to uninstall:

To uninstall the add-on just select “Manage Search Engines” from your drop down list then select and remove it.

Hope it improves your search speed on SkreemR

Note: This add-on will install to “Microsoft Internet Explorer” browser but the auto suggest feature is disabled.

If your interested in the code?

To view the source of the xml install file click here

What is SkreemR ?

SkreemR is a search engine for locating audio files on the web.
Some quotes about it:

“Music search engine SkreemR turns up a nice selection of MP3 files from all over the web…” – lifehacker.com

“If you are looking for a great mp3 search engine you should head over to Skreemr immediately.” – gHacks.net