gordon.mccrae at gmail
Apr 24, 2012, 2:38 PM
Post #46 of 102
On 24/04/12 22:08, Richard Morton wrote:
Re: Alternatives to MythMusic in 0.25, has anyone already found one?
[In reply to]
> I used it briefly in on a VM and I didnt see anything wrong with it,
> throwing the baby out with the bathwater and replacing a load of very
> good work moving to MythUI rather than fixing a few issues is insane.
> I would like to thank Paul H for his contribution of the rewrite.
> There is another thread on this list saying that in the main the new
> version is a big improvement and it just needs a few tweaks.
> I suggest trying it and working on fixes if it is not to your liking.
Again Richard, we're not saying there's anything wrong with the new
version, just that it doesn't suit everyone. This is a "users" list, so
by definition we're more likely to be users than developers or even
hackers. I'm personally faced with the option of staying with what I
have or upgrading to 0.25 and utilizing some other application for music
as my wife and kids (80% of the users) don't like it and would rather
Calling this position insane is rather extreme. It's a choice nothing
else, the same way that people choose between Ubuntu, Redhat, Debian
etc. That's what open source is all about. It's not only about being
able to change the source, but also about being able to mix and match
components (in this case). For years, I couldn't play certain video file
types in MythTV with the Internal player, so I used VLC. That was a
choice, one I made because I had enough skill to change the menus, but
nothing like the skill to change the code. Since 0.24 I've been able to
dump VLC because the Internal player can now play all of my videos, and
if MythMusic continues to develop to the point where once again my
family and I feel it's the best choice, then I'll switch back to it, in
the same way that people switch between distributions.
I too would like to thank Paul H, and all of the developers for working
on MythTV as a whole; it's a fantastic product and it provides an
As for trying it, well I (and my family) have, and unfortunately at this
moment it doesn't match our needs. This isn't a dig at the application,
or the developer, just a statement of fact, or better put, a personal
preference. To that end, I'll look elsewhere for music playing (as I did
previously for video) and hope that eventually the two usage cases meet
and I can switch back in the near future.