We figured out what CHANGED on the Shoutcast page that broke us, and after a few wild goose chases, we now have a fix in testing.
<Begin Nerd Talk>
Apparently the new PLAY hyperlinks force an "Open in New Window" which causes us to create a child window (invisibly), and we were not passing our 'user' pointer (in this case, a pointer to the musicbox) to the child IE window, so we didn't get notifications from that child window.
</End Nerd Talk>
This is a small, but scary, change, so we will want to test this a bit, plus it requires a client update, so it won't be in place for this first FTW.
MORE GOOD NEWS
The new client will also expose the new TUNE TO URL action tag, so you won't have to open that manually any more, should you want to directly plug a url into your music box.
Also, the next client implements the FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION deal I mentioned before. This improves the appearance of modern web pages, in particular the new ShoutCast page, that looks like crap when viewed in IE7 mode.
My ESTIMATE of client release is 'next week' (at which time we will also start some Custom Hair submission testing)
So LOTS of goods news, just not for this weekend, which is its own good news, so I guess its all good.
ANYWAY, thanks again for your continued patience! A world without music is just too darn quiet! Read More...