[vlc-devel] Devolop Multimedia Catalog

Camillo Anania anacron10 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 18:45:21 CET 2008

2008/3/18, Antoine Cellerier <dionoea at videolan.org>:
> 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)?

Yes, MTP is only about USB device. I can develop the support for the Samba
protocol because it seems to be the best cross-platform protocol to share
files on networks.

>    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)

Is the  media library  planned for the the VLC 0.9.0 and already allocated
to phytos? If it's true I will focus my attention on other aspects of VLC.

> Antoine Cellerier
> dionoea
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Bye bye
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