Finetune Service Updated
The Finetune music service has been updated.
The service adds a tonne of new things, including:
- Embedded Player paramaters (including autoplay)
- Embedding Artist Radio
- New commenting and discussion on artists
- and much more!
Below is a little sample of my Artist Radio embedded:
If you look at the player I embedded on the right, you will see that artist radio is also available in the drop down. That player starts up though by selecting a random playlist of mine instead of starting on the artist radio selection screen.
Embedding Your Artist Radio:
1 - In order to get your artists to appear you have to search for artists on Finetune.com and state that you are a fan of that artist. This in turn adds that artist to your favourite artists collection.
2 - Go to your main profile page and click the link called EMBED PROFILE this will give you the code to embed a player like I have on the right of this page. It will select one of your playlists at random and present it for listening.
3 - If you look at the resulting embedded player, you will see it now has a dropdown in the top left. This dropdown will allow you to select your other playlists, or go to your artist radio chooser.
The new embedded players have lots of new options available to them, but the UI on Finetune.com has not yet exposed them. This will be coming in the near future. However, if you want to play with a few:
The basic embed code for my player has the traditional url and flashvars.the pinst var is the id of your embedded player, add the following for special functionality:
Start on Artist Radio:
More cool stuff coming on this in the near future!
We are still working out some kinks as this rolls out, but if you are a Finetune member, you should go and take a look at what has changed.