[mythtv] Re: MythMusic: MetaLibrarian
ianjackson at shaw.ca
Thu Mar 24 01:07:07 UTC 2005
I had a read and your MetaLibrarian thoughts are about bang-on. It seems
your almost proposing a middleware solution, I really like the idea of
haven a common interface in which all media applications can talk to. I
love for this concept to extend to all meta information from myth. I
imagine a layered architecture that uses an raw xml interface that
everybody could inteface too. This would very much play into my idea of
making improvements to the mythweb - music interface (as well as
mythstream). If you can get a small porition of this to go ahead, I'll
help where i can. Unfortunately I don't have any C++ skills.
I know that Myth is all about convergence. I think application
convergence is something worth considering.
Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> Please can people give me feed back on this idea (link at the end).
>> It relates to how multiple applications can store audio metadata in a
>> common form which everyone can query/update according to a common API.
>> It would remove a huge amount of complexity from applications and
>> allow multiple applications to all work with common configuration
>> setups, playlists and advanced metadata info, and common system for
>> storing metadata.
>> It may not be the short term solution that MythMusic need with respect
>> to the ID3 tagging issues that I introduced but it may be a good
>> framework/movement to spin off from Myth for the greater good of all.
>> I would almost certainly require additional dependancies in Myth, but
>> these could probably be maintained as wrapped up libmyth components.
>> It is a long description, so it will take you a while to read it, but
>> I would really appreciate opinions/feedback as to whether anyone
>> thinks it a worthwhile project.
>> Feedback to the email at the end of the link or on this list would be
>> greatly appreciated.
>> I'm kinda expecting a "this is dumb/stupid/pointless" response, so I
>> wont be offended if this is indeed the case and someone can open my
>> All the best
>> PS comments on my Mambo setup that I've done practically nothing with,
>> will be ignored!!!! ;)
Sounds great if you can find the support among the tools.
Another that should be convinced is the Jinzora
(http://www.jinzora.org/) webapp. They started using mysql for metadata
also and it would be great to integrate their tool in mythweb.
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