[vlc-devel] Tag rating/playcount specification

Jeff Mitchell mitchell at kde.org
Thu Oct 8 21:41:10 CEST 2009

Hello fellow FOSS music player developers, long time no talk.
Something's come up.

A while back Quod Libet developed a spec that they use in their player
for storing rating and playcount data. The spec is both ambiguous and
doesn't encourage interoperability, but Banshee is nevertheless on the
verge of adopting it anyways (in a
not-really-interoperabile-with-Quod-Libet fashion).

I'd like to see a cross-player effort -- which should be pretty easy to
do -- to come up with an actual workable standard that we can all agree
upon, and one that works for various tag formats like VorbisComments and
ID3v2 alike. I've proposed this to the Banshee devs, but they seem to be
a little resistant.

If anyone is interested in working with me to try to do something
MPRIS-like for ratings and playcounts -- and again, it should be pretty
easy -- I'd appreciate both you letting me know, and showing some
support at the Banshee bug...the relevant parts of the thread start
here: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=532650#c36

(Please be sure to CC me on replies.)


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