Old 4th March 2013, 01:56   #1
Mozai
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How to get a "Dev ID"

How would I acquire a dev id for api.shoutcast.com ?

In the documentation for [Shoutcast YP v2.0](http://wiki.winamp.com/wiki/SHOUTcas..._Directory_API), it mentions that a 'dev ID' must be part of each request.

But there's no mention of how to acquire a 'dev ID'. I've already tried searching the forums -- I saw no mention of 'dev ID' in the stickies, and the forum search function refuses to search for it because the strings are "too short."

Some links go to dev.aol.com/winAMP , but that bounces to dev.aol.com, which is a garbled webpage with one winamp link that sends me back to these forums.

I did find [a page from before 2008 about business partners](http://www.shoutcast.com/partner_request_form) , but I don't have a corporation here.

I used to just use the old yp.shoutcast.com. And I'd really rather not scrape HTML, but it looks like that's what I'm going to have to do.
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Old 4th March 2013, 11:03   #2
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I did find [a page from before 2008 about business partners](http://www.shoutcast.com/partner_request_form) , but I don't have a corporation here.
that is the only page for trying to get one, but sending an email does not ensure you will be considered / accepted.
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Old 4th March 2013, 18:37   #3
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Whelp; then I guess the Shoutcast directory API is of only useful to people who were business partners in the year 2008.

It would be unethical to use the Dev ID of an app that's already been blessed, so my only certain option is to scrape the XHTML pages provided by AOL. Sucks, but whattyagonnado?
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Old 4th March 2013, 19:42   #4
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yet you're content to scrape the pages? that is unethical as well and against the TOS and you've had the audacity to say you're going to do it publically (if there was a chance of you being granted a dev id then i think your comments have just killed that).
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