[mythtv-users] media player management

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed May 26 00:26:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:44 AM, Richard Morton
<richard.e.morton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have been trying to find an application to help with the management
> of my pmp (well technically its a phone).
> Maybe I am alone; but I use the frontends around the house as charging
> stations for my phone - phones these days need constant feeding.
> When I am out and about; like at the office I listen to my music
> stored on the phone. I get bored of the same music on the phone; and I
> am constantly buying music to add to my already reasonably sized
> collection. I want the phone to have fresh music on it constantly.
> I am looking for an application that when I plug it into a PC, will
> mount it; detect what it is, and using various simple rules;
> selectively delete tracks and add new ones.
> What I am looking for is an application that completes the following;
> a little daemon that runs on each frontend and a daemon on the server.
> When a device connects; it gets mounted. The daemon looks for a rules
> file, read that file and then selectively delete music from the PMP
> replacing the space freed up with a new track. When the frontend
> daemon requests music from the server, the server is asked for a file
> in a specific format (and bitrate) the file is then transcoded, passed
> to the frontend daemon and copied onto the device.
> in an ideal world this process would happen in conjunction with the
> mythmusic database.
> Does anything like this exist; and would anyone else use it?

You may want to look at this thread, which expresses similar aims.


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