[mythtv-users] Another Mythmusic Idea: The Infinite Walkman

David Whyte david.whyte at gmail.com
Tue May 25 00:30:01 UTC 2010

Sounds good.  I have long dreamt of the same concept.  Consider me interested!

And I am not an Android Developer but would be more than happy to help
out where possible.  I have an Android phone, am a Java developer and
have gotten as far as writing 'Hello, Android World' using the Android
SDK and Emulator :)

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Christopher X. Candreva
<chris at westnet.com> wrote:
> OK, corny name.  However, as an Android phone owner unlikely to buy any
> I-anything, I've been trying to come up with a system for dealing with a
> ripped CD collection, now that all my DVDs are on a server.
> My problem has always been, it's far easier to go to a CD rack, grab one,
> and run out the door then to have to sit at the computer and load up what I
> wanted. That, and eve a 16gig phone isn't going to hold a majority of my
> music.
> Here's a pure thought design: What about a media player on the phone, that
> has the URL of the myth backend. On startup, it syncs just the database of
> music metadata. You navigate using the standard media player interface all
> your miusic -- anything you might have copied to directly to the phone, and
> anything back home on your server.
> If you pick a song that's on the local flash, it plays it. If you pick a
> song on the backend, it starts a download  of the track or album your
> selected.  If your connection is fast, it plays right away. If not, it's in
> the queue to start whenever it downloads.
> Now, your 16gig memory card becomes a big cache of what you've listened to
> most recently. Before long your favorite stuff will be local, but you still
> have almost instant access to anything you own.
> Hence -- the Infinite Walkman :-)
> Now you don't have to worry about loading up your player before you leave,
> as long as your phone has a data connection (and you don't use up your
> bandwidth alotment)
> Anyone see any problems with the general conecpt ? More importantly, ave I
> reinvented the wheel ?
> The Myth part I could probably code up purely as web scripts (CGI/PHP as
> appropriate). Then the trick would be to find an Android programmer
> interesting in moding the stock player app.
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