[mythtv] MythMusic GUI changes

Justin Cherniak compwiz312 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 3 01:20:25 UTC 2006

Paul, I'm wondering if it would be possible to add an additional view, for
us classical music listeners.  Namely, a Composer list.  I personally have
my music library managed by iTunes where I used almost every tag available,
however being able to browse by composer would be absolutely wonderful (the
artist tag contains the performer, which isn't very useful to browse by).

Thanks in advance,

On 1/2/06, Paul Volkaerts <paul.volkaerts at lineone.net> wrote:
> Hi;
> I have been working on some GUI improvements in MythMusic -- its coming
> along ok & hopefully will finish before my holidays do, so wanted to check
> firstly that the owner of this code does not object and secondly that I'm
> not repeating what someone else is doing.
> The look and feel has not changed much; but as a taster -- here is what I
> have so far.
> 1. I've built several views into the tree. By default you see the "Active
> Play Queue" but at full width (equivelant to show-whole-tree being false)
> because I don't like the way that you lose 1/4 of the screen when
> show-whole-tree is enabled.   Up and down work as before but left and right
> cycle between
>         Active playlist
>         Artist list
>         Genre list
>         Playlist list
>         Search facility
> 2. In any of these screens you can use up/down/select to browse the
> catalog, browsing into Artists/Albums etc as you wish
> 3. In any of these screens hitting PLAY will play that item (e.g. on an
> artist plays everything by that artist etc).
> 4. The search facility lets you type a few characters and it lists all the
> artists that match.  To do this, I implemented a new Myth widget called a
> MythKeyboard, which shows you a picture of a keyboard and lets you use
> up/down/left/right/select to type.  For good measure I have also attached
> this to MythLineEdit and MythRemoteLineEdit types, so hitting MENU in any
> text input field now displays a keyboard.
> 5. Some suprtficial changes - adding icons, and a few minor changes to the
> theme (removing the play,ffwd icons to make the artwork bigger), though
> there is no code changes there, just theme.
> Paul
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