Something I wanted to write for ages was a plugin for Rhythmbox to allow saving the currently played back stream to a file like streamripper does for instance.
Well, today I quickly wrote one which you can find attached in the related bug report #320233.
It turned out to reveal a couple of issues with the involved components so consider it very experimental and ugly.
For those who still want to try it extract the archive from the bug report it to your ~/.gnome2/rhythmbox/plugins/ directory, restart Rhythmbox and enable the “Stream Recorder” plugin.
Make sure your GStreamer installation has the plugins “lame“, “id3v2mux” and “gnomevfssink” (check output of “gst-inspect“).
It adds a button in the toolbar which if enabled, will cause a file being written onto your desktop for anything Rhythmbox plays back.
If you change the song entry it will create a different file. For radio streams, splitting individual files does not work yet (gnomevfssink does not allow setting location property when the pipeline is in PLAYING or PAUSED state) and you have to toggle the recording button if the metadata for the radio station changes to cause the plugin to write to a new file.
As noted it still has issues so toggling recording while playing back might screw up things. It also only encodes the stream into a MP3 file. Using the selected GNOME Audio Profile of the user instead is something which needs to be implemented yet.
This plugin should provide a testing ground and allow to fix all issues with using the tee recording functionality in GStreamer and Rhythmbox.
Update 17/12/07: The latest version now uses your currently set GNOME Audio Profile for encoding (thus MP3/OGG/AAC…), writes ID3 meta-tags and automatically splits tracks from radio streams.
Apparently the Skype Linux guys have fixed an issue with the Apple integrated iSight webcams found in Macbook and iMac hardware.
Those cameras use a rather unusual colorformat (UYVY) and thus had problems working with the recently introduced video functionality support of Skype Linux 2.0 beta.
Great news for my Macbook…
Recently got a mail from Ricardo Cruz who is working on the Yast GTK package manager regarding UI design for it and I checked out what is coming up for it in trunk (screenshots!).
Continue reading “Yast GTK Package Manager updates”
Looks like I found a valuable plugin to be able to spam you with all kinds of media including YouTube videos and be able to upload audio and video.
I like! Below a cool music video from a Chilean group.
It was surprisingly easy to choose a blogging platform in the days of Web 2.0. Despite being known for being a bit weak on the “Digg effect” side (which can be fixed with a nice cache plugin) I went for WordPress and have to say I like it!
Could not find anything GPL’d that has features comparable with WordPress. MoveableType is pretty old-school but has some kind of freaky license and Google’s Blogger service, well, don’t they have enough of my private calendars/mails/office documents and whatelse already?
WordPress is simple, fast to setup, runs on my own server and there are plenty of ways to extend it. If you ever want to install it make sure to check out this set of almost essential plugins.
Just need to setup something to be able to easily embed music and video from within posts…