Music Player - Needs

Andrew Lake jamboarder at
Mon Aug 10 18:22:46 BST 2015

On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 4:18 AM Stefan Derkits wrote:

> Hi,
> I think without support for those online services the music player will
> be (nearly) irrelevant when it is finished.

Sounds good. I think this might be a challenge, but I'm totally fine if we
take a stab at it.

> Streaming is mostly only opening either a playlists or a stream link
(sometimes http, sometimes mms or some other protocol). I don't know of
> an open standard "music library streaming" solution ...

UPnP/DLNA, ampache (owncloud) and more. We don't have to support them, but
they're definitely out there (and code is available). We should definitely
support directly opening or adding a streamlink.

> > Any other fundamental ideas for what this music player should or should
> not
> > be?
> -) Music only or a Media Player (also video)? (me: not sure about this)

My own thought is that we just focus on music right now.

> -) Design with mobile in mind? (me: yes, definitly)

Yup! :-)

-) What functionality can the Plasma Desktop offer users that they don't
> get in other players (me: maybe activity integration & baloo for finding
> media, both don't seem like 100% needed use cases)

I'm thinking the Plasma Mobile, Plasma Desktop integration (KDE Connect
style) offers some interesting opportunities for Cool New Stuff(tm). :-)

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