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Script with Cronjob and PHP output...how to?

Discussion in 'XenForo Development Discussions' started by Lqd, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Lqd

    Lqd Member

    Dear all,

    I am breaking my head over the following little thing I want to do. I am running a web-radio. (Harddance music, url on request!) and I want to show the current song playing.

    There are various scripts do do so, but all require a call to the shout-cast server which creates a considerable delay in opening any page; I want this now playing on each page.

    So I had the idea to make a script which reads the data from the shout-cast scheduled by a cron, writes a text file to the web server, I include the .txt file in the site. Cron runs every 2min.

    Now I just about know as much of coding as the average person knows about enriching plutonium. So since I won't be getting this script realized any time soon, does someone have an alternative to my un-executable idea's?

    I have a lot of shoutcast now playing scipts, but all are creating tremendous delays.

    Here is the example scipt:

    <div style="Visibility: Hidden; Position: Absolute;">
    $open = fsockopen("192.mp3.streams.lsw.evo.hard.fm","8000");
    if ($open) {
    fputs($open,"GET /7.html HTTP/1.1\nUser-Agent:Mozilla\n\n");
    $read = fread($open,1000);
    $text = explode("content-type:text/html",$read);
    $text = explode(",",$text[1]);
    } else { $er="Connection Refused!"; }
    if ($text[1]==1) { $state = "Up"; } else { $state = "Down"; }
    if ($er) { echo $er; exit; }
    echo "<font face=verdana size=1>
    Listeners: $text[0] of $text[3] ($text[4] Unique)<br>
    Listener Peak: $text[2]<br>
    Server State: <b>$state</b><br>
    Bitrate: $text[5] Kbps<br>
    Current Song: $text[6]
    Anyone able to help me? :)

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