[mythtv-users] MythMusic - Is there a simple way to just tell it to play an album?
gordon.mccrae at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 20:57:38 UTC 2012
On 02/11/12 19:44, Paul Harrison wrote:
> On 02/11/12 17:59, Gordon McCrae wrote:
>> On 02/11/12 17:46, Chris Lewis wrote:
>> Once again, not wanting to get into the MythMusic argument.
> Do you want your money back :)
> Paul H.
Of course I don't, and I've avoided making complaints about your code or
interface other than to say it's not my taste and see if anyone knows of
an alternative. In fact I'm sick and tired of hearing people coming out
with this trite "Do you want your money back" comment whenever someone
mentions there's something they don't like about a feature within MythTV
(or other software), it's simply puerile. I've not once in all the
emails I've sent on the subject complained about your version of
MythMusic, and in this particular thread I've merely tried to be helpful
to the person who originally sent the query. If you wish to take any of
my comments about the old MythMusic interface being easier as a personal
slight then that's up to you, as I say I've slavishly tried to avoid
getting involved in the flame wars around MythMusic as I don't believe
I'm not sure what you mean by the "buttonlist" search, if that's the
name you give to the current alpha search order of artists, then I would
disagree, it's laborious to scroll through if you have a large number of
entries, so while you may like it I doubt anyone else enjoys have to
wade through the list looking for entries. You've explained before that
the current setup is your personal preference, and that's fine, but only
for you and like-minded folks. For the rest of us it's less than
optimal, and lacking the requisite coding expertise we don't have much
option but to put up with your own interface style choices or go find
another option. If this is another option other than the alpha list I
mentioned then I'm not familiar with it.
As for your comment that you're open to sensible ideas? How about an
option that replicates the old MythMusic interface, or at least
something mostly like it? I'm perfectly serious here, if there was an
option that could be set so that MythMusic simply listed the directory
structure and when an element of that structure was "selected" it played
all music files under than element, that would be perfect. Personally
I've never had time for playlists, I tried them but never went back to
them on either MythMusic or my MP3 players or my PC. I have no objection
to someone else using them if they wish, and applaud anyone who adds the
functionality to their player as it increases the likelihood that
"general users" will like their player, however it's not for me, again,
my choice so I have to live with it. On a similar note I don't like the
Amarok interface, but find XMMS simple and efficient, perhaps I'm just
too old fashioned and stuck in my ways, who knows.
I find your predictions about MythTV in general rather disheartening, I
certainly hope that MythTV continues to be successful and grow/develop
as I and my family / friends find it to be an excellent media player, so
hopefully you're wrong there.
Anyway, I've desperately tried to keep out of the flame wars around
MythMusic, so let's just leave it at that. If I've upset anyone in
trying to assist the person who originally posted the question then I
apologize, maybe I'm just cranky because it takes me so long to scroll
down the list of "Artists" in MythMusic (sorry, couldn't resist than one!).
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