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

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 21:55:56 EST 2005

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 20:57, Chris Ribe wrote:
> 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

I use XBMC for music. MythMusic is too clunky, finicky, and I haven't been 
able to get it to play any AAC tracks... But I'm trying it again to see if I 
can learn its methods better.

Anyone know a good way to play streaming audio stations?


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