This is my first attempt at developing a Firefox extension. Browseamp remote
can be used to remotely control browseamp over a LAN or the internet.
Browseamp is a
winamp plug-in which normally uses a
web/html interface to control winamp functions.
Browseamp remote uses XML to load player status and song information and supports most of Browseamps' features.
this version should work in Firefox 22.214.171.124 or higher.
This is how browseamp remote looks in firefox:
- Save the XPI file somewhere on your hard drive
- Open firefox and drag the XPI file on top
- You should get a prompt if you want to install the extension. Click the install button.
- Restart firefox
- You should see the Browseamp Remote control toolbar at the top just below the location bar. All buttons except for the refresh and menu buttons will normally be disabled.
- Click the button on the far left and select options from the drop down menu.
- Fill in the name of your browseamp server and optionally the server port.
- Hit Ok and click the refresh button (on the right)
- If all goes well you should now be able to control your server.
Installing the theme add-on
You will need to install a theme add-on in your active Browseamp theme. This addon contains a set of xml files which are used to transfer player status, active song, current play list etc. To install follow these steps:
- Download the theme add-on
- Unzip in your current active theme (or all themes if you switch regularly). These are normally located in c:\program files\winamp\plugins\browseamp\
- Click on the refresh button in the toolbar. You should see the name of the currently selected song in the toolbar.
The following browseamp features are not supported:
- Advanced sound controls (equalizer, balance)
- No support for browsing MP3 directories
- Only supports adding random tracks