[All] To build a better music player

Dylan Reilly dreilly at atariland.net
Fri Jan 30 00:09:39 CET 2009

I am still in the process of making changes, but I have some packages
if anyone wants to try it. This version has the option of using a
gstreamer back-end (the default with the packaged config file) instead
of mplayer. By using gstreamer, CPU and memory load have been reduced,
and I was able to rig it such that track transitions occur without the
delays that were present using mplayer. Furthermore, I added tag
reading support for Ogg and Flac through mutagen.

The program itself is [1]. The package does not require all the other
dependencies since technically one does net need to use gstreamer. The
dependencies for gstreamer are: [2], gst-plugin-playbin,
gst-plugin-mad, python-pyalsaaudio, and possibly others that I missed.

Please note, gstreamer has issues with suspend/resume. If the device
suspends while the gstreamer back-end is in use pythm will need to be
restarted before audio will play again.

[1] http://atariland.net/~dreilly/openmoko/audio/pythm_0.5.1-dmr-20090129_armv4t.ipk
[2] http://atariland.net/~dreilly/openmoko/audio/mutagen_svn-4350_armv4t.ipk

In the mean time, I will keep hacking away at it.

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Dylan Reilly <dreilly at atariland.net> wrote:
> I am working on a gstreamer version ATM which will allow me to work
> around the limitations of mplayer. If/when I get this done, I will
> work on making a package and/or seeing if I can integrate with the
> main pythm distribution.
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Helge Hafting <helge.hafting at hist.no> wrote:
>> Helge Hafting wrote:
>>> The bigger buttons are nice!
>>> It paused whan a call came in too. :-)
>>> Can you get these improvements into the pythm image at opkg and/or SHR?
>> Seems I spoke too soon.
>> Everything got better except the pauses between songs - they got much
>> worse. :-( It is faster to restart pythm to play the next song now. The
>> delay is several minutes.
>> Helge Hafting
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