[mythtv] New music playing module for mythtv
mbmbeers at mbeers.dk
Wed Feb 4 03:16:34 EST 2004
With respect to removing all buttons from the screens, this is a step further
away from getting touch-screen support :-(
On Wednesday 04 February 2004 08:54, Isaac Richards wrote:
> On Wednesday 04 February 2004 02:12 am, Henrik (Mauritz) Johnson wrote:
> > Hi, I wrote to this list a few months ago about plans to write a new
> > module for playing music or alternatively doing some heavy modifications
> > to the current one. I've started the work on this now, I don't really
> > have anything to show yet but here are some of the points that I'm
> > aiming on doing different than the current music module.
> That's great, but you're going to overlap with mfd. mythmusic will start
> using the mfd for playback/ripping Real Soon Now, once Thor's finally happy
> with how it works on its own.
> > 1. Use libxine for playback. This has the advantage that it can handle
> > music videos as well as supporting a huge amount fileformats. I already
> > have a Qt widget playing libxine stuff.
> I've said this before, guess I'll have to say it again. I will not add
> xine as a dependency to mythtv or mythmusic.
> > 3. One of the main focus is to ALWAYS keep the music playing, no matter
> > what you are doing in the user interface.
> Already done with mfd.
> > 4. Design the userinterface to handle huge volumes of music and make
> > browsing of said music list as painless as posible. My current music
> > collection is almost 8000 songs or videos (My jukebox fileserver is
> > almost 3tb of disc). So for instance such silliness as scanning through
> > the disc to get all the songs is not an option no matter what, not on
> > startup, not anytime. I'm also designing the userinterface for use of a
> > programmable remote (I use a Philips Pronto myself) so there will be
> > quite a lot of keybindings and no corresponding buttons on the screen
> > for them. There is precious little screen realestate as it is, why waste
> > it on buttons?
> Because not everyone has a pronto? Ideally, the interface should be
> completely useable with 4 arrow keys, a select button, a menu button, and
> escape. Using the number keys for minor functionality is allowable.
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