NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
Plasma 5 Comics
Score 84%
Description:

daily astronomy picture from NASA available at http://apod.nasa.gov with title and explanation (as tooltip) support.
Last changelog:

4 years ago

-- 0.5 --
* Support youtube videos (display preview image)

-- 0.4 --
* Fix RegExp no longer working... (really dunno why...)

-- 0.3 --
* detect 404 errors

-- 0.2 --
* when no image is found (e.g. flash video) display logo of NASA
* set a firstIdentifier that prevent discontinuity
* better parsing for title and explanation (support old pages)

trekjunky

4 years ago

How do I get this applet to play the movies, or show a thumbnail of the movie, or show a text description of the movie?

Thanks,
Trekjunky

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C

Panard

4 years ago

Hi, please try the new version. I think I managed to display the preview picture (youtube videos only, but I think they use only youtube).

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trekjunky

4 years ago

Hello,
I don't know if you can help me, but I thought I would ask anyways.

I have OpenSuSE 12.2 64 bit. It comes with an RPM file called plasmoid-potd that installs this file: plasma_engine_apotd.so which it uses for your NASA Astronomy Picture Of The Day script/program.

I downloaded your updated file and had to install the comic plugin and it works fine on pictures within the comic plugin, but not as a dynamic wallpaper which POTD does and I like. NOTE: I have not had the chance to test your updated script on a video yet.

Anyway, do you happen to have an idea about incorporating your updated NAPOD into the OpenSuSE 12.2 RPM or supply source which includes your update for the plasma_engine_apotd.so file so that I can compile it and replace it?

Any help will be very much appreciated!!
TrekJunky

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trekjunky

4 years ago

I just tested APOD 0.5 with today's NASA APOD youtube movie and it does just like you intended it to. Thank you so much!!!

Maybe as a "to do" you could add a function that if I click on the APOD picture and if it is a picture nothing happens but if it is a movie, for it to play it in the default browser (or configurable browser)? I am very satisfied with what you have done so far so I can wait for a long time if you ever decide to do this "to do"!

Thanks again!
TrekJunky

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cpoliticas2005

5 years ago

I love this comic addon! NASA Picture of the day is a very interesting and nice service. Thank you for your effort to bring it to the KDE Desktop!

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4 years ago

-- 0.5 --
* Support youtube videos (display preview image)

-- 0.4 --
* Fix RegExp no longer working... (really dunno why...)

-- 0.3 --
* detect 404 errors

-- 0.2 --
* when no image is found (e.g. flash video) display logo of NASA
* set a firstIdentifier that prevent discontinuity
* better parsing for title and explanation (support old pages)

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updated Jan 24 2013
added Apr 12 2009
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