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How to Listen to Jamendo Radio and Tracks from the Browser [Jun. 27th, 2012|02:40 pm]
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In case you do not know, Jamendo is a show case for music licensed under Creative Commons licences, with a lot of great tracks to listen to. However, after the recent upgrade, I found that I was no longer able to listen to their radio stations or press the listen button of their tracks using Firefox, my browser of choice.

Here is what I discovered on how to re-enable it after some investigation: first of all, you need to enable and/or whitelist JavaScript for jamendo.com. If you are using NoScript, you can use the “S” button on the Add-on bar for that.

Furthermore, the new Jamendo requires Adobe Flash to be whitelisted as well. If you are using FlashBlock, then go to “Tools → Add-Ons → Extensions → Flashblock → Preferences → Whitelist” and add http://www.jamendo.com/ there. I don’t know how to properly enable the listening on browsers and platforms which do not have Adobe Flash installed, so blame Jamendo.com - not me. (And, yes, I know that Flash is evil.)

There may be some other obstacles on the way, but now everything is working fine for me. I am going to complain to Jamendo that in this HTML 5 day and age, one needs to use Flash to listen to their streams, which, as I recall, was not necessary in the old Jamendo.

Happy listening.

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From: liberforce.myopenid.com
2012-07-04 09:43 pm (UTC)

jplay

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Hey, there's someone who wrote a fronted for the Jamendo db, and I think it uses only HTML5. Check out http://lordblackfox.net/webapps/jplay/
[User Picture]From: shlomif
2012-07-08 06:11 pm (UTC)

Re: jplay

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Interesting (Here is the link in clickable format.). However, I don't see a way to listen to the Jamendo's radio stations there, and the interface is kinda cluttered.