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Subject: Re: Re[2]: ID3 database browsing
From: Dave Hooper (
Date: 2004-10-13

I guess it's a marketing point. Personally I think iTunes sucks, but maybe
the db format is something good...

----- Original Message -----
From: "BlueChip" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2004 8:55 PM
Subject: Re[2]: ID3 database browsing

> >>If there is a well documented pre-existing standard that offers the
> >>functionality we desire - I can see no reason to invent something else.
> >
> >The reasons would be: minimal memory use and minimal CPU requirements
> >doing lookups.
> Yes, if the process is memory hungry and/or overly CPU intensive, then
> would be a good reason to reinvent the wheel ...with perhaps a few less
> spokes, but with a matching air valve if possible? (don't you love
> extended metaphors - lol)
> >>Adding itunes support sounds like a clincher to me.
> >
> >Uh sorry for being an itunes cluebie, but in what way can a dataabse with
> >artist names, album names, track names etc have "itunes support" ?
> I quote the mail to which mine was a reply:
> "The apple ipod database format is very well documented. Why not use
> that? Then people who use itunes can also benefit from this... -eric"
> I have no idea at all about itunes and personally have zero use for it - I
> couldn't even tell you if such a thing is available for the PC, or if it
> just a MAC-thing.
> What I do know is that a LOT of people use it, and guess that they would
> probably be very pleased to have Rockbox "link up" with itunes in a way
> which is beneficial is suggested by -eric.
> BC,
> PS. What is a "cluebie"?
> _______________________________________________


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