[mythtv] streaming MP3

Michael J. Sherman msherman at dsbox.com
Wed Feb 19 14:03:44 EST 2003

With the recent mention of MythRadio, I've been thinking about how best 
to add streaming MP3 support.  I think it would be easiest to perhaps 
add this as an additional aduio source in MythMusic.  The top level menu 
of music sources in the "Select Music" menu listing could be:

+ My Music
+ Audio CD
+ Streaming Audio

Then you can configure it to list the streaming MP3 URLs you're 
interested in under the Streaming Audio option.   I'm guessing a new 
mysql table could be used (musicstreamlist?).

On playing the streaming source, it could use the same basic interface 
as when playing MP3 or Ogg files, but the position slider would be 
disabled, and the headers in the table would be altered I imagine to 
something like #, Source instead of #, Artist, Title, Length.  You could 
select multiple streaming servers and still use the |<< and >>| keys to 
jump between streams.

I've done some hacking with icecast so I know a little about streaming 
MP3 code, so I'd be happy to start on this and offer up some of the 
changes in a while unless someone else would rather run with this. 
Streaming MP3 is the last thing I really want in my mythical convergence 
box ;).

Let me know what you all think.


Michael J. Sherman  |  Software Developer
Digital Sandbox, Inc.  |  http://www.dsbox.com/

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