The changes shown above don't really reflect the amount of effort that went into this release however. We've made deep structural changes to how SMG and the web extension communicate. Most of the interesting work on this release is in the updated web extension. However, because of what we changed, we've made it a lot easier to add the features that you guys have been requesting for a long time. Expect to see features that are more interesting to your streaming process after this update.
To expand on the updated web extension, we've made the whole process a lot more streamlined. Before, the extension was limited to a single tab, and stopped working sometimes when you switched focus to your game, this is not the case anymore. We've made many small changes to the web extension so that it works as you expect it to, without getting in your way.
Use the driveplayer by selecting `google play music` as your music player
Note that this site is not listed as a separate entry in SMG. Select YouTube in SMG after you've started the groovemarklet on the site
For example, if you want to show
darude - sandstorm
- into the replace field and type `<br>' into the with field.
When you have problems with using smg, you can send along the files in the log folder via mail to help diagnose the issue.
From this point on, YouTube will work with smg regardless of if you're using the groovemarklet or not. Before, it would only work /without/ the groovemarklet, which obviously caused confusion.
The polling rate tells smg how often it should check for changes in songs. You can adjust this rate in config/config.ini. The rate defaults to once every 1.5 seconds. It was deliberately chosen not to include this in the graphical interface, as most people won't need to change this.
The default text "No song is currently playing" can now be changed. You can find it in the options menu.
Both Windows Media Player and Zune have never been supported well by smg at any point. Since they won't work, regardless of your configuration, I've removed them. I do have plans on supporting Windows Media Player again, even found a method that might just work this time.
To receive groovemarklet updates, you need to redownload it! Mixcloud won't work without it!
it requires you to replace your groovemarklet with the new one
Before fix: Sonata Arctica False News Travels Fast
After fix: Sonata Arctica - False News Travels Fast
Google managed to break support for the Groovemarklet in a completely new and innovative way, thanks Google!
From now on, you won't need the groovemarklet anymore to get music from Google Play Music, SMG will do it directly.
Made one of the random messages more readable by adding a newline.
Remove Spotify after update and Spotify before update, unified them into "Spotify Desktop"
By this point, I'm assuming that people are using the latest version of Spotify.
If you're using the newest version of Spotify, you shouldn't run into any more problems.
Considering the diversity of players that are supported, I had to make a decision about whether to show the album or not.
Some players show the album by default, most don't. Some don't support showing the album at all.
This makes features like toggling showing album or not very unreliable and extremely hard, if not impossible, to implement.
I have decided, because of these reasons, to simply try to hide album names whenever I can.
Fixed Spotify not updating all the time. Spotify works very well now.