CHAPTER 29Practical: An MP3 Browser

The final step in building the MP3 streaming application is to provide a Web interface that allows a user to find the songs they want to listen to and add them to a playlist that the Shoutcast server will draw upon when the user's MP3 client requests the stream URL. For this component of the application, you'll pull together several bits of code from the previous few chapters: the MP3 database, the define-url-function macro from Chapter 26, and, of course, the Shoutcast server itself.


The basic idea behind the interface will be that each MP3 client that connects to the Shoutcast server gets its own playlist, which serves as the source of songs for the Shoutcast server. A playlist will also provide ...

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