Were pleased to announce the release of Bouncy Radio Center v8.2 tonight as it brings some nice performance increases as well as a new look.
Version 8.2 now supports 2 licensing methods, either of which you can choose from within the Radio Center settings. The licensing methods are:
1: Remote sockets
2: Local Key
both have there benefits. Remote sockets uses your license key to contact our licensing server to authenticate your license and Local Key uses a key file uploaded to your web space to validate your license. Local Key provides the best possible performance and causes no interruption if your server is busy or the licensing server does not respond, however, the license key needs to be replaced with a new key every 30 days to keep things nice and secure. The Remote Sockets method will contact the license server on every page view of your forum. this can cause quite a bit of traffic to and from the licensing server, but this method requires no updating every 30 days.
In addition to the much awaited licensing methods, we are happy to introduce 7 new skins for the live stream player. and taken note of some requested features to help make your life a little bit easier.
You will now find 3 new settings for the Live Stream player. They are as follows:
1: Live Stream Player Skin
2: Live Stream Player Width
3: Auto Play Live Stream
this solves 2 issues people were having with the live stream player, first of all when the forum used a fixed width or a short width, the live stream player on the board panel would cause the tables to stretch and required editing of template bits in several locations. Now you simply adjust the width from the above setting.
Auto play was another issue, some people like to have it auto play so visitors are constantly drawn to there radio stream. while collapsing the radio panel stopped this, it wasn’t very practical, so now you have an option to enable or disable auto playing of the live stream player.
These 2 settings only affect the player on the main board panel, after all, if a visitor clicks to tune in with livestream, you obviously want it to auto play, and as its displayed in a pop up window, the width does not need to be adjusted.
Height wise we have coded in fixed heights for each skin, so selecting a skin will auto adjust the player to the correct height.
If you find any bugs in this version of the Bouncy Radio Center, please report them over in the bug tracker at BouncyBootlegs here http://www.bouncybootlegs.co.uk/forum/index.php?autocom=tracker&code=show_project&product_id=1
If you have any questions or problems or would like us to upgrade you, please contact the Bouncyservers support department by submitting a support ticket from our main client area.
We hope you and your visitors enjoy the new features as much as we do!