Friday, July 13, 2012

Last version of Grooveshark plugin (

Since all of my old megaupload links don't work anymore (for obvious reasons), I just had my PC search for the newest version of my grooveshark plugin. As I wasn't sure which one exactly was the best version, I took the newest source code and compiled it again. I can't remember what has changed since the last version, if anything at all. Just try either the 32 or the 64 bit version and let me know if neither one of them works for you.

Apart from bug fixes, this will be the last version of this plugin.

Since I live in Germany, I am unable to use a Grooveshark subscription. The browser version of Grooveshark is the best I can access, so this is what I might base a potential future version on. Sadly, Hernan from keySharky never responded to my last mails, so everything will have to be written from scratch.

I uploaded the files at multiple hosters in so that they may stay online as long as possible... If one of them doesn't work anymore, let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rewrite of Grooveshark Plugin

After Draezkar asked me about a G series plugin for all Grooveshark users, I was first looking forward to a collaboration with Hernan, the author of some different browser plugins for Grooveshark control. However, it seems like he is quite busy right now.
Nevertheless, I found a better way to enable all users to make use of their G15/G19/G... devices: The plugin will be rewritten to make use of keySharky. This way, all important browsers are supported.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Browser Choice in XP Mode

While installing Windows XP Mode on my laptop today, I encountered something fairly odd:
After a the installation I was greeted with the well known XP starting sound. As always, Windows (the virtualized one) wanted to install updates. Due to my happiness (I finally have an XP "machine" I can use for debugging some code) I allowed the updates and waited for the virtual machine to reboot. After this reboot however, I saw a screen like this:

First of all, it was weird to have this window letting you choose a browser open in IE. As well, the little icon on the left side of the desktop hints at an already installed IE. At the same time, you can (re-)install IE using this window. (Seems a bit pointless to me)
So I installed Opera, just to see what would happen (the vm was only supposed to be for debugging, but I wanted to know what would happen next). After installing Opera (of course IE first warned me that Opera might be dangerous) I got to the second interesting screen:

All that had changed after installing Opera was the addition of the Opera icon. Neither IE nor the "Browser Choice" icon disappeared...

So all in all, it seems like this was a great way to give users a choice which browser they want to use.</sarcasm>

P.S.: This does not prevent IE from asking you to "fix" the setting determining your default browser.
P.P.S.: Yes, there ARE ways to install a browser onto a computer not involving IE... (especially on a virtual machine)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Grooveshark plugin (

There is a newer version available. Click here to continue

This new version is mostly useful to all G19 users.

  • Background can now be exchanged (more info below)
  • Status info in the upper right corner (playing/paused/buffering)
  • N/A

[all files were hosted at megaupload]

To change the background, a file named "ColorBG.png" has to be placed in the same directory as the exe. This file should be a 320x240px png file. The one being used by default can be seen on the right side. When creating your own background image, you should copy the top/bottom bars as icons located on them also contain the picture information of the background they cover. If you are interested in more information about the background, just let me know in the comments.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Grooveshark plugin (

There is a newer version available. Click here to continue

Just a quick update:

  • Support for G19 AND G15 (and probably all G series devices)
  • Media key support

[all files were hosted at megaupload]

To get notified about new versions, you can subscribe to my feed: rss/atom.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Please use the poll on the right side to let me know which G series devices you own, or if you own any SideShow devices. Depending on your answers, I can adjust my Grooveshark plugin in a way that everyone gets the most out of it. I'm really looking forward to your feedback.

Grooveshark G Series Plugin

There is a newer version available. Click here to continue

After a taking a look at Logitech's newest API, I found out that it is possible to write plugins that are supported by all G devices with display. Therefore, I will try to write a plugin that will be useful to anyone with one of those devices. For anyone who might be interested in trying a version for the G19 there is now the first (alpha) release of the new version. Due to the alpha stage, it only displays all information of the current song on a G19. That means that at the moment, you still need another program to make use of the media keys. This will be fixed in the next release.

[all files were hosted at megaupload]