[Fedora-music-list] Fedora Music Update

Bryan Clark bclark at redhat.com
Thu Aug 31 15:03:19 UTC 2006

Luke Macken wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 25, 2006 at 04:29:20PM -0400, Greg DeKoenigsberg wrote:
>> * JAMENDO STREAMS IN RHYTHMBOX FOR FC6 (lmacken).  It should be relatively
>> simple to get Rhythmbox, default music player in FC6, to stream Ogg music
>> out of the box.  One of the strongest sources for free Ogg content is
>> jamendo.com.  (Laurent, we may ask for your help here.)
> As far as I can tell, Jamendo does not have any sort of per-category/tag
> streaming.  It seems like the most you can do for a category is 'Listen
> to the albums of this page', which just dynamically generates an m3u
> that points directly to a handfull of oggs.
Looks like it to me.  Something like this URL

Which will get you a list of albums tagged electronica.  Retrieving more 
than "plain" would get you all the albums ogg files, artwork, or other 
> I'm not sure of the best way to integrate Jamendo into Rhythmbox in the
> short-term (the plugin would be the long term solution).  Laurent, any
> ideas ?
Perhaps if you already had the downloading of the ogg files to a 
specified directory say in a separate little python program.  You could 
just add that directory to Rhythmbox since I believe it does an imported 
directory watch for file changes?  Then I guess you'd just need to have 
an auto-playlist that looks in that path for files.  A Rube Goldberg 
contraption of music craziness that just might work...
>> * RHYTHMBOX PLUG-IN EXPERIMENTATION (lmacken, ssalevan).  Jamendo has some 
>> great xmlrpc calls.  We'd like to hook into them so that Rhythmbox can 
>> show artist info -- maybe even in the notifications field for Rhythmbox.  
>> Like, say, where an artist will be playing, or where you can buy a 
>> t-shirt.  Mostly, we'll just be playing around to figure out how this will 
>> work.  Luke/Steve, it might be worth finding some CVS space in Fedora-land 
>> if other people are interested in this.
> We can probably do some pretty cool stuff with this.  I haven't looked
> at the API in great detail, but it doesn't look like there is a way to
> retrieve album covers?
It looks like they have an API to get Album covers

 From their page it looks all requests are handled by building a URL 
with the correct parameters.

    A sample request : Get all the tracks from the album with ID 33 :
    The addresses are built this way :

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