Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: ID3 database browsing
Re: ID3 database browsing
From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 20:55:38 +0100
>>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 when
Yes, if the process is memory hungry and/or overly CPU intensive, then that
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 ...as is suggested by -eric.
PS. What is a "cluebie"?
Received on 2004-10-13