[mythtv] streaming MP3

Isaac Richards ijr at po.cwru.edu
Wed Feb 19 14:16:28 EST 2003

On Wednesday 19 February 2003 02:03 pm, Michael J. Sherman wrote:
> 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?).

Could be either a new table, or special casing the existing one, like a test 
if the filename starts with http:// or whatnot.

> 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.

Changing the table headers might be difficult if the user mixes streams and 

> 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.

If you're willing to do the work, sounds good to me =)


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