Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Python plugin problems

On Fri, 2006-24-11 at 18:54 -0500, Omen Nemo wrote:
> Hi,
> I've written a small python plugin to copy albums to my usb player.
> The idea is to automatically:
> - create the same artist/album path on the player
> - add track number to the file name (which I don't want in my collection) so the player plays in order
> - convert the filenames to ascii (it doesn't like utf)
> - and possibly recompress, convert ogg to mp3, or whatever other modification required by the player.
> I'd like to open a small progress window while it's copying, but couldn't find any way to do it since the gtk loop only comes back at the end of the python operation.
> Any way to get the plugin to run in a parallel thread, so the UI doesn't just hang there?
> Thanks.
> ON

What functions are you using to copy the files? You probably want to use
something like gnomevfs.async.xfer, which does the transfer in a
separate thread and calls another function once its done (it also calls
a function periodically to report progress info).

Take a look at the magnatune plugin for an example of how to use
async.xfer in python. Specifically, look in at the
functions __download_album(), __purchase_download_update_cb() (which
gets called when "big" events happen like it's finished or an error
occurs), and __purchase_download_progress_cb() (which gets called
periodically with download progress).

Adam Zimmerman <adam_zimmerman sfu ca>

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