Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Add a field in the DB / Jamendo cover art

On Sun, 2007-01-21 at 17:24 +0100, Guillaume Desmottes wrote:
> On ven, 2007-01-19 at 00:26 +0000, Edward Catmur wrote:
> > You don't have to write an ArtDisplayPlugin source; once bug 398093[1]
> > is fixed you will be able to emit the art on the metadatabus from the
> > Jamendo plugin and the art widget will display it.
> > 
> > Hm - looks like you'd be better off emitting an uri on the metadatabus.
> > I'll look into getting that to work.
> > 
> As bug 398231 was fixed, I have to use it now (if a well understand).
> Could you tell me some words about how to use it or a little sample code
> to emit my URL to the plugin please?

db = ("db")
db.emit_entry_extra_metadata_notify (entry, "rb:coverArt-uri",

The artdisplay plugin, if enabled, is listening for signals on db of
'entry-extra-metadata-notify::rb:coverArt-uri' and will download the
uri, convert it to a GdkPixbuf, display it in the art widget, and emit
it in a "rb:coverArt" signal so that the tray icon can pick it up and
set it as the tooltip icon or notification icon (if currently

If you already have a GdkPixbuf, you use

db.emit_entry_extra_metadata_notify (entry, "rb:coverArt", my_pixbuf)

Uris are preferred, though, because they carry more information.

Tell me if you have trouble getting it to work,


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