OiNKPlus is a media enhancer and artist discovery add-on for Firefox, that works in collaboration with many music trackers (and other select BT sites). The added OiNKPlus info cleverly coalesces within the supported website for seamless integration on the .torrent download page - and it even works with The Pirate Bay and mininova. Below is a look at the before and after examples on What.cd and mininova.org:

What.cd with… What.cd without… Mininova with… Mininova without…
Description and pictures published by FileshareFreak (Thanks)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Information about the upcoming release

A new version of OiNKPlus will soon be released, it will include:
  • support for SceneTorrents, SoftMp3.org, KrayTracker, arenabg.com, MetalTorrents, TheMusik.org, WeLoveMusique, MetaCritic, Indietorrents and DeepBassNine
  • a link to PureVolume
  • probably preferences to enable/disable OiNKPlus on the supported sites and also certain features
  • Better artist recognition on The Pirate Bay, Mininova and other trackers, that don't have a standardized torrent naming pattern

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New multi site enhanced version of OinkPlus available

Update 2007/11/20: What.cd support has been fixed. You may need to clear your browser cache to be redirected to the new version, though.

A new version of OinkPlus is available. This has some nice new features, including enhanced artist browsing, a search bar, new external links and a lot of under the hood improvements like caching, less ressource consumption and heavily improved privacy. The support for stmusic.org has been fixed (sorry guys for neglecting you for so long, I have been busy lately) and Libble.com as wells FunkyTorrents have been added to the gang of supported sites. See the changelog below for details.

Install the latest version here, as always make sure you have Greasemonkey installed and activated. Scroll down for information on this.

If you are new to OiNKPlus read this:

OiNKPlus was a popular extension to OiNK that even made it to the front page. That script made discovering new music, streaming samples and finding related artists easy as never before.

On the left a generic upload, on the right the same upload with OinkPlus installed:

oinkplusminus.png oinkplus1.png
Credit for the illustration goes to everyone enjoys it.

What does it do in detail?

  • displays 25 similar artists (Last.fm)
  • displays 5 tags (Last.fm)
  • adds a short bio (Last.fm)
  • adds 2 preview players (MySpace, Last.fm)
  • adds links to external resources

What do you need to install it?


3 2007/11/11 Second beta, the HyDrA Release
- add: support for various sites including Waffles.fm, What.cd, Stmusic.org, Libble.com, ThePirateBay.org, Mininova.org and FunkyTorrents.com
- add: search bar to lookup artist with Oinkplus
- add: new browsing capabilities by navigating deep into similar artists (browsing history)
- add: new external links to Hypemachine, SeeqPod, RIAA Radar and Pandora - fix: avoid sending referer for flash content and artist logo
- add: anonym.to as a redirector on all external links (exception: the link to Amazon)
- fix: speed up by not loading unneccessary images and objects in fetched html,interpret code as plain text instead
- fix: remove script tags or embedded stuff in abstracts, less ressource consuming and better security
- fix: small toggle icons are now hard-coded base64 encoded data streams
- fix: abstracts now showing up again
- fix: don't show Oinkplus in Apps etc.
- fix: smaller bugfixes and code improvements
2 2007/06/03 Beta test ended, first stable version
-minor bugfixes, added display toggle
- added more external links
1 2007/04/25 Original version - beta