Really cool app
You've got everything looking really good :d The only thing it could use is some more left-field visualisation ideas and by the sound of things some extra compatibility - other than that great job!
Thanks for the review.
You should definitely add a "download" option if the song permits it.
There is one.
I would've written a reveiw earlier but I was too busy listening to music with your radio o.o
This is definately something I'll be using almost every day :D
I was wondering why I couldn't find something like this in the Audio Portal.
Now I know why :) You just finished making it!
Congratulations and thank you! A lot!!
I have some suggestions though:
- I would like to pick a genre of music and randomize only in that genre, instead of all the music in audio portal... You're just using the ID for randomizing, right? What if before playing it, you access the URL and detect the genre first in "File Information" field, then you would only allow to play those who are of that specific genre. You could get your program to do this, right? Please, say yes!!
- Is it possible for your flash to auto-adjust the volume? Some authors use higher/lower volumes in their music. If your program can identify the volume of each track and adjust it to the user's desired volume, it would be perfect!
- this may be the hardest one (i don't if it's possible)... it would be amazing if the animation that is in use could be from an existing flash game or movie on Newgrounds! With the randomize option for this, it would become the B3ST FL4SH 3V3R M4D3!
1) Not Possible, Sorry
2) Possible, but not exactly plausible
3) Not Possible
Better versions have been done
This is a nifty little streaming radio gadget that has what it needs to have. You put in the randomizer, links to a song's page, even a button to download the song. Functionally, it does what it needs to.
That said, you're not the first one, and likely not the last to make an Audio Portal radio. The best I've come across is from Dissolute Productions (They made Chaos Faction among other games), which has about everything that you have here, plus a lot more playback and informational options. It's much less clunky than yours and you can download it as an external program (viewing your radio even in a popup window required some awkward scrolling to fit it exactly, making an .exe would probably help)
The biggest problem for me was that the one feature that I DON'T see on most radio gadgets, the visualizer, did not work at ALL. I tried changing some of my flash settings around, tried all of those visualizer settings, and loaded 20 different songs, and all I got for my troubles was an empty black box with an FPS monitor in it. My advise is either to fix that (unless its just being temperamental just on my computer for some reason) or take it out and streamline the rest of the playback and informational options.
Otherwise, it's a decent radio, but not the best one out there.
The visualizer is the main thing that separates this from EON's radio. I'm mad that it doesn't work correctly.