[mythtv] Mythmusic question (to Thor)

Ben de Luca bend at bedel.mine.nu
Sun Nov 28 20:30:28 UTC 2004

would it be insane to forsee a time where mythmusic would play mpeg 
movies, of video clips instead of just visualizing an audio file?

On 29/11/2004, at 5:58 AM, thor wrote:

> On Sunday 28 November 2004 01:30 pm, Ed Wildgoose wrote:
>> Just looking ahead a little.  I haven't checked out your new media
>> player yet, but how were you thinking of putting a frontend on it?
>  There already is a frontend (mfe), which is just a toy app to test the
> communications but works reasonably well. There's also an http server 
> built
> into mfd, so you can just go to http://host_its_running_on:2345/ and 
> control
> music playback.
>  Everything is protocols over sockets. The GUI talks to the mfd using 
> a binary
> markup of what content is available (well, technically the GUI links to
> libmfdclient.so, which takes care of all this). There's another 
> protocol to
> control audio playback. Another protocol to share and stream content 
> with
> iTunes, etc.
>  Will be easy to use whatever improvements you come up with in the core
> decoder/output system, as the actual audio playing is separate mfd 
> plugin
> that has no GUI stuff associated with it.
>> (Although I
>> haven't thought through how the events on the remote machine will fire
>> back at the machine with the gui..?)
>  Again, just protocols over sockets.
>  Don't worry about libmythui or mfd stuff, just make regular old 
> mythmusic
> work with the new audio system. Then I can basically cut and paste 
> whatever
> you come up with.
> - thor
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