[Playlist] Current state of things
btesch at mpr.org
Wed Mar 31 16:10:03 UTC 2004
As long as this data is still in there, I would say XML is fine.
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> Matthias Friedrich
> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 5:01 AM
> To: New playlist format discussion
> Subject: Re: [Playlist] Current state of things
> On Tuesday, 2004-03-30, Kevin Marks wrote:
> > I think removing track, artist etc. names from the format is a huge
> > mistake.
> > They are exactly the kinds of metadata that people want to use to
> > describe things.
> > Yes, they are not definitive, but without these there is no
> way to do a
> > human matching fallback.
> Right. I think nobody wants to remove that data because it's more than
> just a fallback. It makes playlists readable for humans, helps to
> generate XHTML representations etc. In all syntax examples on
> the wiki,
> artist and track names were included where available.
> Fuzzy matching against the user's media library is also important. A
> player/CR would have to take one or several of the following
> steps until
> a track can be resolved to a local file:
> 1. Check the list of cids and try to map them to local files
> 2. Check the list of ids to see if one of them maps to a local file
> or download a file from the web
> 3. Try a fuzzy match using the provided metadata
> The precedence isn't always clear. One cid could point to an internet
> music store. But you usually don't want to buy a song if you already
> have it on disk, so here the id takes precedence over the cid.
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