Saver2 Update (1527)

Those who updated earlier may need to update again; there was a critical bug in the first version of the patch which caused pandora one accounts to be broken

This update fixes the 64kbs mono mp3s that pandora has been sending from being skipped constantly resulting in silence/ads.
It may help with 42 seconds of silence. It may not. It will help with the client spazzing out and skipping a lot of tracks. Also updates tor.


NAudio: Fixed hardcoded MP3 channels
Client: Enable ad fetching
Client: Added silent song/ad warning
Client/Ctrlstream: Added facility for mono upmixing
Client: Fixed move song bug
Client: Fixed auth error for pandora one users
Saver2: Added known issues screeen prior to live help
Installer: Update tor, if present
Tor: Binary update
Tor: geoip update

ZZJ’s Barn Door Tracker

Figured I might as well post this here too – I’ve been working on a barn door tracker build for astrophotography, and finished up the full write up a few days ago. Here’s the link to that. First shot is to the right, but unfortunately I’ve not had time or weather to get more than a crappy attempt at the Pleiades.


Regarding the pandora skip issue: I need one of the 64kbs music MP3s that pandora sends – I think this may be a cause of the skip problem. A work around may be to use aacplus mode rather than MP3, but I have not tested this.

PSA: Pandora Ads

Pandora is now playing ads along with silence when you hit the skip limit. There’s nothing I can do to fix this, as it’s all on their servers. Only advice I can offer is to skip less, and possibly use alternate accounts. Not much else can be done. If you run into it, a different account may work, but otherwise wait a few hours and it should begin working again.

TI-84 Color Review

I required to purchase a TI-84 series calculator for one of my classes (can’t use Ti-89), and ended up with the Color TI-84 that was recently released. Long story short: Take your TI-84 and bolt a color LCD and a cellphone battery onto it. You are now the proud owner of a TI-84 Color.

Read full review after the break. Saver2 update in the works.
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%exnfo% and station playlist fix update

Just deployed update. I had intended for this to be optional, but everyone will be prompted to install it unfortunately as it’s over a month.

11/23/2012 1.5 build 1511 (optional)

Optional build that fixes station playlists and %exnfo%. I was told slacker saving was not working, but I have been unable to replicate the issue (working fine here). If you have relevant data, contact me on IRC.

Client: Removed some unused code
Client/Pandora: Fixed stations sniffing - this is why station playlists and exnfo were not working


10/10/2012 1.5 build 1509

Fixes some songs not saving, and pandora one song rating saving. Replaces tortunnel with tor. Various other bugfixes and minor improvements.

Please note, pandora appears to be handling skips server-side. If you skip excessively (exact number not known), you may trigger it into giving you 42-second blank songs. If you get blank tracks, try another station, or wait a few hours. As long as you aren’t skipping multiple times in a row it seems pretty hard to trigger, though. If I can get more exact parameters I will add a warning.

Read-only listening should be possible for those who live outside the US, without using a proxy such as tor. However, you can’t create stations, rate songs, and so on, if not using a proxy.

IF you are still using tortunnel, it will be automatically upgraded to tor.

Portable version: Install saver2 (or the client) somewhere, then go to where you installed it and create a file named “local.mode”. Filename must be exact, not “local.mode.txt” etc. Contents don’t matter, the file just has to exist. You can then copy the install folder to your flash drive and use it from there; settings will be saved on the flash drive. This feature has existed for a while, just forgot to document it…

Sorry for the delay, school has been rather obnoxious and has not left me with much free time to work on programming of any sort.

Batanga: Added turbo mode setting
Batanga: Fixed album art handling
Batanga: Fixed other urls used
Client: Added keyboard control for song search dialog
Client: Stations fetched via auth rather than duplicate call
Client: Fixed a crash due to disposed UI
Client: Refactored AACPlus decoder
Client: AACPlus decoder now can use NeAACDecPostSeekReset, or can emulate it if neccisary
[CRITICAL] Client: Eternal buffering due to error /may/ be fixed. If anyone gets "ERROR" to show up in the time field, let me know.
[CRITICAL] Saver2: Fixed SongInfo.Clone() not duplicating ExNfo field (affects Pandora One song rating saving)
SProxy: May support IPv6 now
SProxy: Played with quirky server handling. May be fixed.
[CRITICAL] Pandora: Fix for changed data URLs
IRC: Added /r to reply to private messages. Double-backspace on a blank input will also work.
IRC: Made the warning more scary
IRC: Added smooth text zoom via mouse wheel + ctrl
IRC: Added text copied tooltip
IRC: Added tooltips for most controls
[CRITICAL] Tortunnel: Defunct.
TorEndPoints: Rewritten to use tor (again)
Installer: Tortunnel replaced with tor

Notice: Some songs not saving

Pandora has started using a new domain for some songs. It will require some more involved changes to support saving; I will have to do a proper QC on the various other fixes I’ve been doing over the last few months before I can release it. Due to a lack of free time, expect an update late tuesday, early wednesday.