NAME

WWW::TinySong - Get free music links using TinySong

SYNOPSIS

  # functional 

  use WWW::TinySong qw(tinysong);

  for(tinysong("never gonna give you up")) {
      printf("%s", $_->{song});
      printf(" by %s", $_->{artist}) if $_->{artist};
      printf(" on %s", $_->{album}) if $_->{album};
      printf(" <%s>\n", $_->{url});
  }


  # object-oriented

  use WWW::TinySong;
  
  my $ts = new WWW::TinySong;
  
  $ts->timeout(10);
  $ts->env_proxy();

  for($ts->tinysong("never gonna give you up")) {
      printf("%s", $_->{song});
      printf(" by %s", $_->{artist}) if $_->{artist};
      printf(" on %s", $_->{album}) if $_->{album};
      printf(" <%s>\n", $_->{url});
  }

DESCRIPTION

TinySong is a web app that can be queried for a song and returns a tiny URL, allowing you to listen to the song for free online and share it with friends. WWW::TinySong is a Perl interface to this service, allowing you to programmatically search its underlying database.

FUNCTIONAL INTERFACE

The functional interface should be adequate for most users. If you need to customize the LWP::UserAgent used for the underlying retrievals, take a look at the object-oriented interface.

tinysong ( QUERY_STRING [, LIMIT ] )

Searches the TinySong database for QUERY_STRING, giving up to LIMIT results. LIMIT defaults to 10 if not defined. Returns an array in list context or the top result in scalar context. Return elements are hashrefs with keys qw(album artist song url). Their values will be the empty string if not given by the website. Here's a quick script to demonstrate:

  #!/usr/bin/perl

  use WWW::TinySong qw(tinysong);
  use Data::Dumper;
   
  print Dumper tinysong("a hard day's night", 3);

...and its output on my system at the time of this writing:

  $VAR1 = {
            'album' => 'Golden Beatles',
            'artist' => 'The Beatles',
            'song' => 'A Hard Day\'s Night',
            'url' => 'http://tinysong.com/2Cqe'
          };
  $VAR2 = {
            'album' => '',
            'artist' => 'The Beatles',
            'song' => 'A Hard Day\'s Night',
            'url' => 'http://tinysong.com/2BI5'
          };
  $VAR3 = {
            'album' => 'The Beatles 1',
            'artist' => 'The Beatles',
            'song' => 'A Hard Day\'s Night',
            'url' => 'http://tinysong.com/2Cqi'
          };

OBJECT-ORIENTED INTERFACE

CONSTRUCTORS

WWW::TinySong subclasses LWP::UserAgent, so you can use the same constructors. You could even bless an existing LWP::UserAgent as WWW::TinySong, not that I'm recommending you do that.

METHODS

WWW::TinySong implements one more method in addition to the ones supported by LWP::UserAgent.

tinysong ( QUERY_STRING [, LIMIT ] )

Does exactly the same thing as the functional version (see above).

SEE ALSO

http://tinysong.com/, LWP::UserAgent

BUGS

Please report them.

AUTHOR

Miorel-Lucian Palii, <mlpalii@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2009 by Miorel-Lucian Palii

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.