Monday, December 19, 2005

The end of year

Hi all, the end of year is comming and i will be on vacation until january, 15th.

Probaby this is my last post of the year. Because of this I am finishing my tasks for this year and together i finished the first package of rhythmbox for maemo plataform (Nokia 770). I made various changes in the interface and gstreamer player.

This is a beta version, bug reports are welcome, please send them to my e-mail renatox(at)

Happy new year.

New Deb Package (Updated)

For daapsharing support you need read this file README.

UPDATES (New Package):

-New Features:

* AAC suport;

* Fullscreen suport;


* Button to change podcast directory;

* Show in task list;

* Daapsharing icon;



Blogger Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri said...

Hello Renato,

GUI improved a lot, but I still have some ideas:

- the left-most list could benefit from bigger icons and smaller text under them, instead of side-by-side.

- make UI consistent and put "Hide browser" in the same place as "Show browser" is, doesn't shift it right just to fill the left-most list.

- make search box as big as possible, probably you should use a separator and make it as close as possible to "Show/Hide browser". Also great feature would be a "clear search" button (see Amarok GUI).

- remove the underline of the "S" and "B" letters, since keyboard accelerators make no sense (or less sense) in this UI.

- Have an option in preferences section to hide "Genre" from browser. The Genre list is useful to some people, but it's useless to others, myself included, since I listen to one genre of music. This list should remain visible by default, but please enable others to hide it.

- Better visual difference between list body and list head ("Genre", "Artist" and "Album")

Thank you!

11:50 PM  
Blogger Konttori said...

I just tested DAAP and it actually works as advertized. I opened itunes on my comp, opened the mDNSResponder in nokia 770, opened rythmbox in nokia and voila, I was able to see all my itunes music in nokia and play them directly from my nokia. Splendid.

Also, in preferences, you can also share music from nokia to itunes. Now, is this cool or what?

6:32 AM  
Blogger Konttori said...

Can you please add full screen support soon? Thank you!

6:33 AM  
Anonymous Reggie Suplido - Internet Tablet Talk said...

Let me first say that Matchbox should be part of the Maemo software by default! Great work on the conversion, Renato!

Here are some suggestions:

1. Can the mDNSResponder be part of the menu or preferneces so non techinical people can run it directly with out using Xterm?

2. I noticed that it can only stream and play MP3 files from iTunes. Is there a way to play AAC (protected and unprotected), WAV, etc.? If not, maybe it's best not to display unsupported files at all.

3. When adding a podcast feed, it downloads the first entry in the feed automatically and cannot be stopped. Any way not to download automatically so as to let the user select which podcast to play?

4. Also, it seems like the added Podcast feed (URL) are not stored. When you exit Rhythmbox and you run it again, all the feeds are gone.

Again, good work on the port! Hope to see a new release soon.


8:39 AM  
Anonymous Marco Gomes said...

The music browser is iTunes like... heehhah, you can add a album-cover view? The ID3 v2 tag support an embed JPEG in the MP3 file.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Marco Gomes said...

The music browser is iTunes like... heehhah, you can add a album-cover view? The ID3 v2 tag support an embed JPEG in the MP3 file.

12:12 PM  
Blogger koos said...

Can you add a link to the generated rhythmbox_0.9.2.tar.gz as well?

5:48 PM  
Anonymous geoff said...

Excellent work, but Rhythmbox dies for me as soon as it tries to play audio, regardless of the source. Am I missing something...?

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A "add custom DAAP source" item would be useful. This would let you add, by name or IP, a remote DAAP source, without using mDNSResponder. Makes it work over the internet, too.

3:36 AM  
Anonymous Reggie Suplido - Internet Tablet Talk said...

Im not sure if it's the ne RhythmBox version of the new 770 Software Update. As soon as you play a song from a remote computer, the application exits. Any idea what's causing it?

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I apologize in advance for asking a stupid question, but is there any place to find some instructions for installing the app on my 770? I've been programming for 20+ years, but have very little experience w/ unix/linux (other than thinking the slashes went the wrong way).

Any help in getting me up and running (and more literate in linux) would be greatly appreciated.

A. Nonny Mouse

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same here : I can see the Daap shares and all my music but can't play it ! I'm also using the latest firmware (51.)
Thanks for you nice work !

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks really promising. I'm really interested in the podcast feature, hopefully the disappearing list will be fixed soon!

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm using Rhythmbox 0.9.2 wth a mt-daap server on Linux. The server works well with iTunes apps but cant be seen by Rhythmbox. Yes, I started mDNSResponder but still cant see the library on the network. Rhythmbox can play MP3s that I put on the Nokia just fine. Any ideas?

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please post a direct link to a .deb file, can't download zip to the 770 and extract. :)

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ogg-Vorbis support?

10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey.... the link isn't working??? ccan you repost it???

4:04 PM  

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