[mythtv] Mythmusic portable device support
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Sep 9 15:27:28 UTC 2006
On 9/9/06, Duncan Palmer <dunk_palmer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Only 1 patch of 2 made it thru with the last message,
> so here's the second one...
> --- Duncan Palmer <dunk_palmer at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I've been doing a bit of work on mythmusic to allow
> > me
> > to sync music to a portable device (an ipod in my
> > case). I haven't got too far with this yet, but
> > have working code that allows me to export all
> > tracks
> > in the active play queue to an ipod (see attached
> > patches against 0.19). I thought it might be a good
> > time to see if I can get some comments on my
> > approach... if people like it, I'd like to try and
> > get
> > this functionality included in mythmusic
> > eventually...
> > My aim in the long run is to be able to plug in a
> > portable device, and:
> > * play music from the device without having to
> > first
> > import it
> > * export music to the device
> > * carry out limited management of the device (e.g.
> > delete music from it)
> > To this end, I've created a MusicStore, which
> > implements operations common to all sources of
> > music:
> > * loading metadata from store
> > * exporting metadata to the store
> > * changing metadata in the store
> > * exporting new tracks to the store
> > The attached patches do the following:
> > * MusicStore and the derived class IpodMusicStore
> > are
> > implemented with enough features to allow music to
> > be
> > exported to a portable device.
> > * A DiskMonitor has been implemented to allow
> > connection of removable disks to be detected (I
> > had
> > to make some changes to the MediaMonitor to make
> > this
> > work, as that class is biased towards CD
> > handling).
> > * DatabaseBox has been modified to add an extra
> > button
> > to the active play list menu. This allows the
> > contents ofthe play list to be exported to a
> > portable
> > device when connected.
> > The ipod support requires libgpod (I'm using 0.3.2),
> > which in turn relies on glib( >2.8), for ipod
> > support.
> > Does anyone know of other MythTv components that
> > rely
> > directly or indirectly on glib?
> > Things I'm still working on:
> > 1. Deleting tracks from a portable. I'm thinking of
> > adding a new item to the tree in DatabaseBox.
> > This
> > will allow music from a portable to be selected
> > for
> > playback or deletion.
> > 2. Playing tracks from a portable. I think the best
> > bet
> > here is to treat portables in a similar fashion
> > to
> > CD's as follows:
> > * All metadata has a store handle
> > * Operations specific to a store (e.g. removing
> > all CD tracks from AllMusic) specify the
> > store
> > handle.
> > 3. Working with non-ipod portables. Should be fairly
> > straighforward...
> > 4. Ultimately, portables are very similar to CD's
> > and
> > so I should be able to write a CDMusicStore to
> > handle CD's.
> > There are other small things to be done, such as
> > storing the portable mount point in the database,
> > allowing the user to configure it, and providing
> > proper progress reporting when exporting tracks to a
> > portable...
> > Comments or other help would be much appreciated.
> > Cheers,
> > Dunk
a lot of people will be very happy for your work on this!
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