[mythtv-users] mythmusic 0.25 What's the fuss about?
lofty69 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 13:39:38 UTC 2012
On 24 April 2012 10:30, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
> On 24/04/2012 10:21, David Watkins wrote:
>> On 24 April 2012 09:48, Paul Gardiner<lists at glidos.net> wrote:
>>> It seems ok to me. After all the comments I'd seen, I was
>>> dreading what I might find in mythmusic after upgrading
>>> to 0.25, but it seems fine.
>> I like it too and don't have a problem with the playlists, I seem to
>> be able to do everything that I could do before.
>> The one major issue I have, is with selecting an artist. The old
>> mythmusic subdivided the alphabet (A-F, G-K etc) with good reason;
>> scrolling down through several hundred artists just takes forever.
>> There's a search facility but that's not really feasible when using a
>> ...and I'd prefer keyboard shortcuts for the some of the menu options,
>> particularly flipping to a blank screen and back. The old mythmusic
>> interface may have been cryptic but was ideal for use with a remote.
>> The 0.25 version looks more like it's intended for use with a mouse
>> and keyboard.
>> I'm am tempted to have a look to see if I can do anything about the
>> above issues because I can see some good things in the new version,
>> and I don't really want to run another application for music, but I'm
>> a hacker rather than a programmer so I'm not at all sure I'd get very
>> far. Really I'm hoping someone else picks mythmusic up and polishes
>> it off.
>> (Some people find the lack of a 'file system view' a showstopper,
>> though that doesn't bother me)
> I agree totally. Those few features you mention would be the most
> beneficial to add. It might even be possible to add a file-system
> view. I don't see why not (but I haven't looked at the code, so
> maybe it's difficult). The lack of a file-system view is a pain
> if you have a collection of disparate music tracks in a directory
> which you like to play in sequence. I've already had to work
> around that situation because of itunes. I just retagged the
> tracks with a made-up album name that matched the directory
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was dreading it myself when I read all the comments, but I find it ok
too. I'm sure it will get better over time now it's been mythui'ed as
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