[vlc-devel] Devolop Multimedia Catalog

Antoine Cellerier dionoea at videolan.org
Tue Mar 18 15:37:50 CET 2008

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008, Camillo Anania wrote:
>    I would like to expose what I think could be very usefull to spread even
>    more the use of VLC and make it more addicting: build a multimedia catalog
>    showing in an efficient manner all the media files in the local computer,
>    attached devices, remote resources (network devices, shared files by
>    computers in the local network).

Isn't MTP about USB devices only? How would you handle discovery of
media on other sources (like network shares)?

>    1. MTP Device Service Discovery: all about discovery devices and fullfill
>    the data structures about the available devices
>    2. Resources Manager: manage in an efficient way all the media files
>    founded in both discovered devices, local hard drives, remote resources.
>    This point should include tests on      the best way to record and fetch
>    date (unstructured files, structured files, database)

You might want to get in touch with phytos who is currently having a
look at sqlite to handle the media library. (We use an XSPF playlist in
VLC 0.9.0)

Antoine Cellerier

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