[mythtv] MythMusic: MetaLibrarian RFC

Stutty stutty at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 18:56:05 UTC 2005

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 10:15:26 +0000, Colin Guthrie <myth at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> I've read many posts that iTunes /can/ read ID3v2.4 tags too..... lemme
> find it:
> http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/taglib-devel/2005-January/000057.html
> http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/taglib-devel/2005-January/000059.html
> and especially (iTunes related):
> http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/taglib-devel/2005-January/000061.html
> These are all on the same thread so you can jsut follow it from the
> first link if you like.

Ref: a previous post (Simon's I think):

For info, the iPod does not read tags directly from files, itunes does
it, and builds a database that is written to the pod - see gtkpod or
gnupod for reference.

Ref: your Metalibrarian idea.

Sounds like a great idea, not a huge issue for me, as I effectively
use Mythmusic as my "metalibrary" - i.e. I only use mythmusic,either
in the living room, or in a window on the desktop (not brilliant I
admit).  I have also written an application that sync's my ipod to the
mythmusic database, like you say its damn nice to be able to keep the
playcounts, ratings, playlists and smartplaylists the same!

Not quite as ideal as your metalibrary as it currently it uses the
database to sync the tracks, but grabs all the tags directly from the
files, so your idea would make things easier for me, I would not have
to include code for mp3's, m4a's, etc., etc. just link into your

Another cool feature would be to make it user specific, my wife's
rating of our music collection is radically different from mine!


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