[mythtv] MythMusic and Windows Media Audio (WMA)

Isaac Richards mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 19:10:50 -0500

On Wednesday 18 December 2002 06:45 pm, Kevin Bowen wrote:
> Well WMA is actually pretty much the worst sounding compressed audio there
> is (quality/size ratio), however I like your basic idea that mythmusic use
> an external player as its backend for audio, rather than doing its own
> decoding. If, for instance, it just sent commands to XMMS, that, I think,
> would be ideal, since it has a simple plugin arhitechture for which there
> are user-installable plugins for pretty much every format playable on linux
> (yes, even WMA)... that way users who don't know how to code wouldn't have
> to beg someone else to add support for their format of choice, just drop in
> a plugin and go. Also, any custom settings tweaks users have (lots of
> people, myself included, can get really anal about getting their EQ
> settings, dithering, gap-removal/crossfading settings just they way they
> want) would be used automatically. XMMS has a plugin to allow it to be
> controlled by, and output status to, named pipes, so it seems like this
> wouldnt be too hard to implement - possibly even within the bounds of my
> very limited programming skills. I was thinking of looking into the code
> and possibly making something like this my first experiment in linux
> programming. We'll see.

Not going to happen.  (the xmms stuff, that is).