Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] For claiming, 2 Rhythmbox bounties


I have a pjb-100, the grandfather of hard-disk MP3 players.

Can you play directly off of the iPod?

Mark H.

On 28 Dec 2003, at 11:14, Christophe Fergeau wrote:

> I'm directly accessing the iPod (more accurately, I'm parsing the 
> iTunesDB file present on the iPod using a dedicated library). The 
> reason I'm doing that is because this iTunesDB file contains the list 
> of songs available from the iPod UI and it also stores the song 
> name/album name/artist name/... for each song on the iPod. I wanted to 
> reuse this information to avoid iterating over each song looking for 
> tags, and a gnome-vfs method can't make that information available.
> If I ever work on synchronisation between rhythmbox and the iPod I'll 
> use a gnome-vfs method though.
> It should be pretty easy to adapt the changes I have made so far to 
> handle another mp3 player: the only part which is really iPod specific 
> is the loading of the iPod library, which is pretty isolated from the 
> rest of the code.
> Out of curiosity, what mp3 player are you working on ?
> Christophe
> Mark Humphreys a écrit :
>> Christophe
>> Is this done via a gnome-vfs method, or directly accessing the iPod? 
>> The reason I ask is that I have a mp3 player that I would love to 
>> have working via rhythmbox, and I have a nearly complete gnome-vfs 
>> method, and having one method working means  that others are easy to 
>> do.
>> Thanks
>> Mark H.
>> On 26 Dec 2003, at 12:57, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 24 December 2003 07:37 am, jorge o. castro wrote:
>>>> The second bounty is for iPod integration into rhythmbox. I'll pay 
>>>> $100
>>>> for feature parity with Mac/Windows.
>>> He, I actually hacked a bit on that 1 week ago before leaving for 
>>> holidays ;)
>>> There's some code available at in the
>>> archive, rhythmbox--mainline--0.7 branch. It's 
>>> a pita to
>>> get it to work though. For now, it can parse the iPod database and 
>>> merge it
>>> with the main library display, and play files from the iPod. It 
>>> doesn't
>>> handle plugging/unplugging of the iPod properly at the moment, 
>>> that's the
>>> next thing I want to get to work.
>>> I won't be able to hack on that until next year, people wanting to 
>>> hack on it
>>> are welcome ;) I didn't start hacking on that for money though, and 
>>> wouldn't
>>> like much if someone "stole" this code and rushed hacking on it only 
>>> because
>>> of the $100 bounty.
>>> Merry christmas to everyone (yeah it's gone, but I just got my net 
>>> access
>>> back)
>>> Cheers,
>>> Christophe
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