Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Patch question: downloaded music RBSource

Neat idea. I'd defentely use the patch :D 

I always wanted to play my downloaded music with RhythmBox but faced the same problems as you did. 

The new "Downloaded Music" source sound good to me, and maybe it should be extended into something like "directories out of database", so that you can have more than one of this kind, like "aMule, "giFT", "Web", etc'. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Williams <peter newton cx>
To: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 23:37:14 -0400
Subject: [Rhythmbox-devel] Patch question: downloaded music RBSource

Hi all,

I'm thinking about cooking up a patch for Rhythmbox and wanted to get
some feedback from developers and potential users before spending too
much time on it.

Motivation: When I download music files, they land in ~/incoming. I want
to play these files in Rhythmbox, but I don't want to add everything I
download to my database, because a) I won't want to keep some of the
songs, b) ~/incoming isn't where I store my music if I do decide to keep
it, and c) manually adding each downloaded file is sort of annoying.

The way I would approach the problem is to create a "Downloaded Music"
RBSource and add it to the UI. It would be pointed at a directory
(default of ~/Downloads maybe) and load all the music files found
therein. It'd monitor the directory for file creations / deletions and
update the playlist appropriately. A fancier version would maybe support
file renaming and moving the file into the "official" database in some

I think this would be a good solution and it seems like the right
technical approach. Any comments? 

[Please CC me as I am off the list.]


Peter Williams                          peter newton cx

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