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Image artwork with with Shoutcast using php

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Hello,

I have an Internet Radio station and I use Shoutcast. I have a function that allows me to grab the song and artist information such as Del Amitri - Roll To Me and show it on my website, and automatically changing when the songs change. I show the now playing, and last three songs. I'm wondering How I can get it to also pull in album artwork from Last.FM or Amazon such as this website: BIG 106.5 - Dayton's 70s & 80s Hits (move over the black bar and drop down). You will be able to see something such that I would want to accomplish. Not sure if this merely Javascript, or if there's also PHP.. but then again, I'd think Javascript for it to automatically change when a new song plays.

 

Here is the file I currently have setup...which pulls the information from my shoutcast stream. I would love to incorporate album art from Amazon and/or an internal database that I have setup.. Here is what the file currently looks like. I also have stuff commented out for which I am not using ATTM. It pulls the song like artist - title

<!--<html>
<head>-->
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script src="http://wlqtdb.com/wayne/pollstation.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!--</head>
<body>-->
Now Playing on WLQT-DB:
<!--<div id="currentsong">
</div>-->
<span id="currentsong"></span>
Recently Played:
    <!--<table>
    <tr><th>Recently Played Songs</th></tr>
    <tr><td><img id='prevsong1' alt=""><span id="prevsong1"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong2"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong3"></span></td></tr>-->
		<span id="prevsong1"></span>
		<span id="prevsong2"></span>
		<span id="prevsong3"></span>
    <!--<tr><td><span id="prevsong4"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong5"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong6"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong7"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong8"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong9"></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td><span id="prevsong10"></span></td></tr>-->
   <!-- </table>
		Testing: <? echo "$currentsong"; ?>
</body>
</html>-->

Any help would be greatly appreciated. As you can see with this result, I do the Current playing song, then it does the last 3 songs.

Thanks

Edited by mfoland

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I know apple also has a way to retrieve album artwork. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Hey,

I don't know how to do it, however if you log onto this website: oldiesplus.com - they're doing the same sorta thing.

There is an IRC chat attached to the site. If you log onto the chat and speak to "Delirious" or "BusyElf" they set the website/servers up so I'm sure they'll have no problem in assisting you. However they're from the UK so might be early for you when they're on-line.

Thanks,

Dan

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I looked at that site, but didn't have the albumart. Would be nice to know how to code it in with titles fetched from the shoutcast server. I have a script that fetches them no sweat.. but it's integrating the artwork haha

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