Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] DACP (iTunes remote) support added

On Sat, 2010-10-23 at 10:01 -0400, Alexandre Rosenfeld wrote:
>         >> * No artwork sent to iPod, although RB seems to understand
>         the request
>         >> the log claims "No artwork for currently playing
>         song" (which is wrong).
>         >
>         > It shouldn't be hard to implement this. If you're interested
>         in
>         > working on it, take a look at how the status icon plugin
>         deals with
>         > cover art images.
>         The DACP plugin will need to access both the currently playing
>         cover art, and also arbitrary album covers for when browsing
>         on the iPod/iPhone remote. We will also need to be able to
>         rescale (shrink) the image, and encode it as PNG to send to
>         the remote. Clearly it would be best to use the same library
>         for this as already used elsewhere in RB... I'd have to check.
> The original idea was for the libdmapsharing API to receive a
> GDKPixbuf instance that could contain an image of any size and it
> would automatically be resized and sent as PNG (the libdmapsharing
> side was implemented using this once). But MIchael wants
> libdmapsharing without the gdk-pixbuf dependency, because it is
> supposed to run on embedded systems also.

I'll just note that since you had that discussion (I'd expect some time
this summer), gdk-pixbuf has been split from GTK+, and the library
itself is 140k stripped on a 64 bit system. A 32-bit version would
likely be smaller.


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