[mythtv] Using Wikipedia as a source of artist information for MythMusic

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Feb 5 03:54:22 UTC 2007

On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 10:33:08PM -0500, Wendy Seltzer wrote:
>    I've been looking at ways to pull more information into the MythMusic
>    displays, and see that Wikipedia has an impressive number of classical
>    composers.  It's probably even better with popular artists.  Seems like a
>    good source for more background while browsing or playing music.
>    So far, I've added the years of the composer's life and death (where
>    applicable) and a Wikipedia URL to the database.  Preliminary patch and
>    database update at <[1] http://wendy.seltzer.org/mythtv/artistinfo.tgz>.
>    As well as using that information as another display or sort option, I was
>    thinking of pulling up the composer's Wikipedia entry as a visualizer, if I
>    can prod MythBrowser into cooperating.  Has anyone tried anything similar?
>    Any other thoughts or interest?


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