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

> Can you play directly off of the iPod?

Yeah, the iPod is a regular firewire disk, so you can mount it, and then 
access all the files on it easily. If you want to copy a mp3 on this 
disk and be able to play it on your iPod, you have to put it in the 
appropriate place and update the iTunesDB file I talked about with info 
about the new file (artist, song name, song path, ...). So reading files 
directly from the iPod using rhythmbox is easy when you know how to get 
the song path from iTunesDB.

Hope that's understandable,


> 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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