It’s good to read that Mixcloud’s audio player now has “experimental” support for HTML5. This means that devices which do not support Flash, such as iPods and iPhones, can be used to listen to the shows using the standard Web browser.
Mixcloud has announced an app to play Mixcloud cloudcasts such as Phantom Circuit on devices which run the Android operating system. You can download it here.
A new home for phantomcircuit.com
The address of the main Web site for Phantom Circuit has always been http://phantomcircuit.com. However, that address will no longer take you to pages hosted at wordpress.com, but instead to this self-contained site. It behaves just like the old site so if you knew that one you won’t feel lost.
New RSS feed
If you follow Phantom Circuit through the RSS feed, please subscribe to the RSS feed for the new site.
No change to the email list
Updating links on your sites and blogs
If you’ve linked to pages at http://phantomcircuit.wordpress.com from your own site or blog, thanks very much. However, you now see why the official URL was always preferred: it will always be right, regardless of hosting location. Never mind, the links are easily fixed: just delete the “
wordpress” part. This trick works for specific pages and blog posts, too, so:-
wordpress.com can be changed to http://phantomcircuit.com
wordpress.com/listen-now/ can be changed to http://phantomcircuit.com/listen-now/
… and so on. Links will then lead to the new site.
But in any case…
… the old WordPress.com site will redirect to the new one, at least for a little while.
Improvements to follow
Improvements, design tweaks and bug-fixing will follow soon…
Responding to changes in atmospheric conditions (Hell has frozen), Phantom Circuit has commenced experimental transmissions on Facebook.
If you like that sort of thing and want to see more of it, please click on the thumb thingy. As they say. This will help move us towards the next phase of tests.
When you listen to Phantom Circuit, audio is streamed to your computer (or compatible mobile phone etc.) using the Mixcloud service. Mixcloud now also works with the previously incompatible iOS devices made by Apple (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) using a free app which the company released today.
Just download and install the Mixcloud app as you would for any other iOS app. Then you will have to enter your Mixcloud user name and password. If you aren’t a member of Mixcloud, you can quickly join for free on Mixcloud’s site. Only a name and password has to be supplied, no personal data.
To find Phantom Circuit’s cloudcasts, type “phantom circuit” into the Search box and click the “Cloudcasts” tab.
Tip: if you add any edition of Phantom Circuit to your “Favourites” you can then quickly call up that show and click at the top of the track list: that will take you to Phantom Circuit’s profile page, which has a list of available shows.
If for some reason you don’t want to join Mixcloud, there is still the method for home listening that we came up with previously, but it’s very limited in scope. If you want to listen to Phantom Circuit and other cloudcasts when you are on the move, you need this new app. Whilst it has some rough edges (it lacks simple bookmarking of favourite cloudcasters and it doesn’t yet highlight the currently playing track), it’s a very worthwhile first release.