[mythtv] Proposed Change to MythMusic

Joseph Caputo jcaputo1 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 19:34:49 UTC 2007

On 7/10/07, Stuart Morgan <stuart at tase.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 July 2007 18:37:24 Joseph Caputo wrote:
> > However,
> > there've been no significant changes to the MythMusic architecture in
> > the past couple of years... mfd has basically been abandoned... I'm
> > not pointing any fingers, I just think that utilizing already existing
> > pieces can get us where we want to be quicker. If someone is stepping
> > up to the plate and dedicating themselves to revamping MythMusic (and,
> > to some extent, Myth's audio subsystem in general), then great.
> That's exactly what I'm doing. Up until now mythmusic hasn't been my highest
> priority. There were other things I wanted to work on first, but now I'm
> hoping to spend some time on mythmusic and although I might not be starting
> where most people *think* mythmusic needs the most work I have to lay the
> groundwork for any further changes.


> My plan is to experiment with using the new upnp interface to remove the need
> for nfs mounting the music directory on every frontend. Music will be stored
> (or at least accessed) on the backend and streamed to the frontend. This
> isn't going to be the solution for everyone - I know some people are talking
> about an entirely different setup, but it's a start.

What would be the actual streaming protocol there?  I'm mostly
concerned with ease of access to my music collection from a variety of
external machines & programs.


> The UI is difficult, we all know it could be better, but few people have come
> up any better solutions. I'm working on some playlist editing changes right
> now which should make it much easier to use. It's not going to happen
> overnight though as I can't work on it full time.

That's great news... I hadn't realized that you had plans to start
some heavy work on MythMusic "soon-ish".

I'd be happy to help out on a per-task/feature basis... I may not have
the time to oversee a large-scale revamp, but I can certainly do some
design and coding of individual functional areas.


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