[mythtv-users] 0.25 Music
mythtv at sky.com
Sun Mar 11 12:37:07 UTC 2012
On 11/03/12 08:35, Steven Adeff wrote:
> I'll be the jerk, I *HATE* the new mythmusic interface and I think it
> is a giant step backwards from 0.24, which was not fun to begin with.
Ha Ha are those nasty MythTV devs not making it work the way you want it
to. Shame on them, I'd ask for your money back :)
Every one who has contacted me privately about this have been full of
praise for the new MythMusic it's just a few very vocal uses who are
complaining like yourself.
> - I can't create smart playlists, no matter what theme I use when I
> select to create a new smart playlist nothing happens.
This sounds like it could be related to the problem with dynamic casts
that Stuart Morgan discovered
https://github.com/MythTV/mythtv/commit/d59f4f4ae. Using dynamic casts
in the plugins is going to be a problem until a fix can be found
although it only seems to be affecting a few people so it's more to do
with your setup than what MythMusic is doing wrong.
> - no directory browse mode. This is a deal killer for me. I have way
> too much music with way too many artists to not be able to browse this
> way, just the scrolling time is ridiculous enough, it takes about
> 8minutes to scroll from the first artist to the last.
I wouldn't have thought there would be much difference navigating a
directory tree and the playlist tree but each to their own. Adding
browsing by directory was on my todo list but I've since removed it. I
wont be bullied into adding something that I would never use myself. If
people are civil with me I will try to help them, even adding something
that I would never use myself, but things are just getting nasty.
> - I have music in different formats (FLAC, HD, mp3, etc) that I can
> now no longer easily view on their own like I can with my directory
I have a mixture of formats as well but it's the song that matters to me
not what format it's in. Anyway tags will help you there when it's
implemented, you could just add the relevant tag to the track and then
browser by tag.
> - I have music for myself and my housemates, it is now impossible for
> a housemate to go to the folder for their music.
Again each housemate could add their tag which would allow them to
browse only their music.
> - I can't switch between playlist editor tree and playlist editor
> gallery, bug or feature?
Sounds like the dynamic cast problem.
> -If I try and search list with no tracks in the queue I get a segfault
Yep, that's actually a bug in the buttonlist search code. I will fix it
> -if I have tracks added to the queue/playlist/?? I can't select search
> list , bug or feature?
Sounds like the dynamic cast problem again.
> -why do the playback buttons highlight? don't I have those on my
> remote already? this is rather clunky
What are you serious! Anyway that's a theming decision you can remove
the buttons altogether if you want.
> -search music is painfully slow even if the backend is doing nothing
I have over 11000 tracks and don't see the problem. The BE isn't
involved in the search it is purely an sql query. It could be the search
for the album art that is making it slow for you but once it's cached it
shouldn't be a problem.
> -why does Albums come before Artists?
Now you are taking the piss. If it offends you that much I'll change it
but is it really that important?
> -in Search Music, if I search an artist I get a list of tracks that
> match that artist, not a list of artists that match? similar for
> searching albums
The search for music screen always shows the matching songs based on
what search criteria you enter. That's just how it works. If you change
the search to artist it shows you the songs with an artist that matches
what you have entered.
> I'll stop there. I'm frustrated and sad, I will now have to ssh into
> my frontends to be able to play music and my housemates will basically
> no longer be able to play their music through MythTV
It could be MythMusic will never work the way you want but the beauty of
open source software is if it doesn't do what you want you can change
it. And before we get the usual rants about why should I have to do that
let me say I was once a user like yourself unhappy about Myth not doing
what I wanted so I learned to programme in c++ and got stuck in.
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