View Full Version : [Canola] UPnP + Playlist - any plans to get these working together?
06-16-2008, 07:27 PM
I guess the title says it all.
98% of my music is on my server, which I've got set up as a MediaTomb UPnP (not the best one, I know, but the easiest to set up on Ubuntu).
I noticed almost immediately that the Playlist building stuff doesn't work with the UPnP stuff.
Is this likely to change?
06-17-2008, 04:13 PM
Wiley : yes, but needs more thinking, as it will be useless when there's no nbetwork, or the server changes etc. But we did it really flexible (the playlist) so it's really possible!
06-18-2008, 12:28 AM
It seems to me that a temporarily useful playlist that might be broken later if a server changes is still better than no playlisting at ALL with those UPnP-accessible files. I mean if a server isn't locatable, I'd imagine a playlist entry could just be skipped over.
I'd think it would have to be doable in stages. Stage 1: add the basic piece that lets the UPnP area of the interface add the file references "as is". Stage 2: introduce a more detailed "Playlist editor" (perhaps as an external app) so that playlists could be fixed or edited after the fact, down to the level of editing a server path (or whatever the equivalent is for UPnP--I confess I don't know how UPnP "addresses" things). Stage 3: whatever long term redesign would need to be done to get around the problem totally (if such a thing is even possible). Is some kind of general SAMBA network type browsing for media even possible in Canola, or would it be too slow?
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