Re: Media library (summer of code)
- From: Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>
- To: Colin Guthrie <gmane colin guthr ie>
- Cc: amarok-devel lists sourceforge net, rhythmbox-devel gnome org, banshee-list gnome org, muine-list gnome org, gnome-multimedia gnome org
- Subject: Re: Media library (summer of code)
- Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 11:18:23 +0100
Colin Guthrie wrote:
This is a (late) attempt to discuss a library / desktop service I have
proposed at google's summer of code.
I just noticed murrayc had commented on it, which means I may upgrade
the proposal depending on your reactions.
The gist of the proposal (more below) is a media library that is able
to handle file moves, edits (think retaggings), new files and hotplug
events transparently. The metadata sniffing problem is not addressed,
however the application can use the library to store its metadata, or
just an external reference to it. The proposal also includes a tool
for the user to setup its desktop-wide music database, and adapting at
least one application to use the service.
I'd like to know if that is something you would want to integrate in
your application; this is particularly aimed at music players and
jukeboxes, but there may be other uses (sync tools come to mind).
Wow, This sounds really interesting. Some time ago (about a year I wrote
a proposal for what I wanted to do, but never got round to doing:
You might also want to look at Tracker which already does most of this
and is also trying to be a common music database
Tracker is aiming to provide first class music objects via a dbus api
for both music files and playlists (virtual ones too). It also does all
the file notifications, tagging and arbitrary metadata and will also at
some point download lyrics and covert album art too.
for some of the technical details I have proposed for a common music
Next version of tracker will likely include the dbus interfaces in above
link (I awaiting comments on my proposed dbus api first though to make
sure they are suitable)
Of course you guys are more than welcome to join in developing tracker
if you wish as I want tracker to absolutely rock for music.
Mr Jamie McCracken
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