Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Youtube plugin
- From: Joe Bain <mrjoebain gmail com>
- To: rhythmbox-devel gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] Youtube plugin
- Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 15:12:20 +0100
2009/8/2 Joe Bain <mrjoebain gmail com>:
> 2009/8/1 Jamie Nicol <jamie thenicols net>:
>> Hey guys
>> First of all I love rhythmbox. It's by far the best music player I've ever
>> used, so I was thinking of ways I could help make it even better. Whenever I
>> have friends round to my flat and we're listening to music, eventually
>> somebody will want to play a song which I don't have in my library. Youtube
>> is great for this as there's loads of music on it, but it means pausing
>> rhythmbox and loading up epiphany. And by doing this you can't make a play
>> cue or have it shuffle after playing the chosen song etc. But I figured that
>> totem has a youtube plugin, so why can't rhythmbox.
>> I'm not exactly a fantastic programmer but I gave it a shot. It's got quite
>> a few bugs I'm aware of, and probably loads more that I'm not, but it's
>> useable, and I think it shows promise.
>> It's far from complete. I plan on fixing the bugs, tidying up the UI, trying
>> to add thumbnails of the results, and a few more things. But anyway, here's
>> what I've done so far. I think even in its current state it's useful, but
>> I'd love to know what you guys think. Dropping it into
>> ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins should work.
>> rhythmbox-devel mailing list
>> rhythmbox-devel gnome org
> That's a really cool idea, and it works well. I'm not sure if there
> would be any legal problems with something like this. It certainly
> feels like youtube wouldn't approve, but then like you said, totem has
> a youtube plugin.
> I'd be interested to see some improvements too. It's certainly useful
> and it works well now but it's a bit bare. It could benefit from a few
> extras, info like descriptions and ratings, maybe a 'browse' option,
> something to let the user know that a song is loading, maybe a link to
> the youtube page.
> But yeah, good job, I know exactly what you mean about listening to
> songs on youtube so it's definitely very handy and completely usable
> in it's current state.
Maybe I spoke too soon. I get a segmentation fault when I try to pause the song.
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