[mythtv-users] Need help / suggestion for building a myth box

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 20:57:20 EST 2005

I should clarify my thoughts on MythMusic.

I don't think it is broken, I just down think its functionality stacks up
well against the competition.

For my purposes, the competition class is PCmusic playing software.  I
understand that for others the competition may be restricted to linux or
remote control operable programs.

I am constantly adding new music to my library and creating ad-hoc
playlists, and MythMusic doesn't really facilitate this type of behaivior.
Of course, I use ITunes and Rhapsody for music, so DRM issues prevent the
developement of any MythMusic module that would suit my needs.

If I ever get the  time, I'd like to implement a Myth music module with an
iPod like interface and a more detailed mode for use on high res terminals
with keyboard input.

On 12/14/05, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> I have about 7,000 tracks in my library. I got excited and copied it
> all to my mythtv box, but I don't use it because it's a pain. I don't
> know C at all, but I was considering writing something in Perl or PHP
> that would allow some easy browsing/playlist selection stuff and add
> it to my MythWeb. I would probably keep it completely separate from
> Myth and use a SQLite DB or something so it's portable. I'm sure
> there are tons of scripts out there that do this, but I would keep
> the interface TV/IR Remote friendly specifically for using on my
> mythtv frontend.
> Now to only find the time to do it...
> On Dec 14, 2005, at 10:23 AM, James Armstrong wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Regarding MythMusic, I'll refrain from saying anything as I have
> >>> nothing nice to say.  If there are users out there who listen to
> >>> a lot of music (as many hours/day as TV) and use MythMusic, I
> >>> implore them to come forward and share their success stories.
> >> I don't know what you mean by success, but if that's just having
> >> it working, then yes I play music with visualizations and all :D
> >> It doesn't crash or do anything wierd.  However, when displaying
> >> visualizations full screen, it won't display the track name when
> >> the song changes.  Other than that works great have no other
> >> gripes.  I wouldn't say I listen as many hours as watching TV, but
> >> almost as much.  Sound is pretty good coming out of my onboard
> >> chip; could be better with a better card of course.
> >> Raphael
> >
> > I use it some and find it akward to browse / modify the play lists.
> > I have not figured out how to add a playlist, just delete and
> > rename. Other than that, it works just fine to listen to music.
> >
> > - James
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