[mythtv-users] mythmusic questions

Chris Rouch chris.rouch at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 13:32:50 UTC 2006

On 2/24/06, Robert Tsai <rtsai1111 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 03:06:37PM +0100, Chris Rouch wrote:
> > There was talk last year of allowing music to continue playing while
> > viewing photos. Did this ever happen, and if so how do I enable it?
> No.
> > Similarly, is there now a clock available in the menus?
> >
> > I have some playlists in .m3u format from other players. Is it
> > possible to convert these to use in myth? I tried this using a
> > script to insert entries into musicplaylists, which half works - the
> > playlist appears and plays, but displays a message "Something is
> > wrong", so I've obviously missed something.
> The hardest part about importing .m3u playlists is that MythMusic
> playlists are stored using the internal database ID for a song. For
> example, one playlist consists of songs
> "1811,1812,1813,1814,1815,1816,1817". It is highly unlikely that any
> .m3u playlist will be instantly aware of the MythMusic internal IDs.
> Any script would have to figure out the internal ID for each member of
> the imported playlist.

That bit is quite simple - a series if straightforward SQL queries.
But the "Something is wrong" message indicates that there is more to
it than that.

> > I have random visualizations set. Every so often I get a black
> > screen with a question mark in it instead. How do I find out what is
> > missing?
> This is the "AlbumArt" visualization. It means you don't have album
> art. I think if you have some JPGs in the same directory as that
> track, MythMusic's AlbumArt visualization will display them.

Ah, and as I don't it doesn't. Thanks.

> > It would be nice to be able to start playing from within the music
> > setup screen (e.g. by pressing play). Is this currently possible?
> I don't know. Do you set up your music that often?

Every time a buy a CD. I have some playlists that I use for parties,
but mostly my playlist will just be one CD.



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