[mythtv-users] Another Mythmusic Idea: The Infinite Walkman
jedi at mishnet.org
Tue May 25 13:38:10 UTC 2010
On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:30:01AM +1000, David Whyte wrote:
> Sounds good. I have long dreamt of the same concept. Consider me interested!
This basically sounds like AirVideo but for music.
A mythfrontend idea in general sounds interesting but gets very tricky
once you get into stuff the phone or andriod device doesn't support. Being
able to access all of your stuff anywhere definitely sounds compelling.
OTOH, you could just get an Andriod device with a big hard drive.
A lot of the bother with an iPhone or iPad is the relative lack of
storage space. Get a device with a nice fat hard drive and a lot of that
frustration goes away.
> 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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