[mythtv] Re: MythMusic Improvements
me at chrisfleming.org
Thu Jan 6 06:27:18 EST 2005
Nick Parkinson wrote:
>>Just wondered if anyone was working on improvements
>>for MythMusic; here's a list of things that spring
>>1. IPOD support, and for other portable devices
Having just set up my iPod to work with linux yesterday evening. I
started thinking about integration Mythtv. My current thinking is that
the best way to do this is to build some scripts around gnupod
(http://www.gnu.org/software/gnupod/gnupod.html) to deal with the itunes
database, it also has the capability to convert from ogg to mp3 format.
So initially I just plan to get some scripts working that will sync the
tunes and playlists listed in mythmusic.
My plan will then be to add a frontend plugin, however as a sync may
take a long time, especially if we are converting to mp3's the actal
sync will run in the background and so the frontend will just be a means
of checking the current status and mounting/unmounting the ipod.
It will also need a method of dealing with situations where the iPod
doesn't have enough capacity to store all of the music - I've not run
into this situation yet, however the most likely solution will be to use
a playlist to manage this.
It would also be good to sync the rating, and playcount data.
Any other thoughs? Anybody else doing this yet?
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