I am currently revamping the middle-ware ‘tween Winamp and this Web site. The old way forces me to use Winamp 2 (as opposed to the much nicer Winamp 3) and even worse, it causes a slight system delay as the built-in ftp client sends the name of the latest song to the script on this server. I found a nice plugin for Winamp which let’s me hit a script directly, thus bypassing FTP altogether; but it only sends the name of the artist and the song, leaving out other detailed information like the album name. As I would like to continue to provide links to Amazon for those interested in the albums (and possibly add lyric look-ups) I need this additional info.
So I contacted the developer of the plug-in to see if there is a way to gather more data. We’ll see. If nothing else I may find a different plugin for Winamp.