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

Ross Campbell ross.campbell at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 22:05:10 UTC 2007

On 2/4/07, Timothy Livingston <tim at livingstonautomation.com> wrote:
> Can an interface for Amarok be created for MythTV?

While I'd love to see this, I say it's unlikely. Amarok has a lot of

HOWEVER there are some libraries used by Amarok that I think _could_
be interesting for mythtv:

TagLib: http://developer.kde.org/~wheeler/taglib.html

libvisual - http://libvisual.sourceforge.net/v2/
I'd *REALLY* like to have this optionally included or included in
addition to goom - There's already a patch -
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/dev/231873 - some argued
that libvisual development is stagnant, but I believe mythtv's goom is
still an old one and hasn't been sync'ed with goom2k4, so... ?

libgpod - http://www.gtkpod.org/libgpod.html - mytharchive -> ipod anyone?

> Amarok does a great
> job of managing the music library, pulling information from a wide
> variety of sources based on context, maintaining podcasts, and even
> interfacing with portable media devices.

I really like the streaming player in Amarok...
But it doesn't have a great UI for use from 15 feet away, and it has
too many "windows"

> Lets not re-invent the wheel- Make MythMusic a remote-friendly interface
> for some already incredible music management software...

Due to the number of dependencies for amarok, I highly doubt there
will be support for making amarok a dependency of mythtv

> And personally
> I like being able to pick a database format and use it as a standard.

oh, and then there's that... amarok uses sqlite. MythTV uses mysql. My
feeling is that a music player should not store metadata information
in its database that isn't also stored in id3 tags.


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