[mythtv] Re: MythMusic Improvements
me at chrisfleming.org
Fri Jan 7 12:11:14 EST 2005
Kevin Kuphal wrote:
>> Chris Fleming wrote:
>>> Nick Parkinson wrote:
>>>>> Just wondered if anyone was working on improvements
>>>>> for MythMusic; here's a list of things that spring
>>>>> 1. IPOD support, and for other portable devices
> Just a couple cents here. One reason that you might not see much
> activity in this arena is that in many ways this is something best
> left done to a vendor supported or dedicated sync program. There is
> nothing specific to Myth that is needed for synchronization. You have
> access to the music files on the filesystem and so the sync program
> does also. Other than a GUI (which may or may not be necessary),
> there's not much that you need Myth for. Now, interchangable
> playlists is a nice idea but that is probably just as easily
> accomplished in a standard way supporting formats like .m3u or other
> playlist formats from MythMusic so that they can be used by any player
> that supports them.
Well exactly, in fact getting a basic version that links the mythtv
database to the existing tools is going to be my first step. Initially
this wil just be a task that reads from the myth database and with then
interfaces with gnupod for an iPod or creates m3u playlists for others
as well as copying the files onto the player. This stage will also do
any format coversions required. This means that I can sync my iPod
without having to go into windows and I can use my mythtv playlists.
Once I've done this then I'll look at writting a myth module to
integrate things properly.
> Just some thoughts. I saw similar "prospect" when I thought of
> integrating my MythMusic collection with my iTunes player on my PC and
> simply installed mt-daapd and voila, my entire collection is
> accessible to iTunes and MythMusic doesn't know a thing about it.
True. However this is no good for me as all my music is stored as Oggs.
Plus playlists will be nice.
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