Saturday, April 26, 2008

gupnp-media-server coming soon..

Next on my TODO is a desktop-wide UPnP MediaServer based on tracker. Basically, it will make all of your media availabe to other UPnP devices that is tagged as "shared via UPnP". I already have a working dummy implementation, based on code from Jorn's rhythmbox plugin. I call it "dummy" because ATM it only exports a hardcoded list of media files. Here is a screenshot of Windows Media Player playing music from it using on2share plugin:

6 comments:

Tretle said...

good stuff, tracker was always the obvious database to use for upnp in my view. nice to see you are implementing it

DoomHammer said...

So funny!

I had similar idea a while ago to make a file sharing application that won't suck.

The plan was to expose via ftp + Avahi or some similar means all files and directories tagged as "shared" (or any other tag) in Tracker.

I see it was not a bad idea after all, if somebody else is doing exactly the same thing :)

taschenorakel said...

Erm... Copyright? The causual user should have quite some copyrighted media files on the computer. With automatically sharing them you expose your users to the risk of copyright violations. What's your plain for avoiding accidential copyright violations?

zeenix said...

Regarding copyright violation: Since I am only sharing the media that has been selected(tagged) to be shared, I think the user is responsible for any copyright violation caused by sharing of media through gupnp-media-server.

Tretle said...

hmmm i look forward to seeing a nautilus plugin which enables people to add this tag by simply right clicking and then clicking share over upnp :D

zeenix said...

"hmmm i look forward to seeing a nautilus plugin which enables people to add this tag by simply right clicking and then clicking share over upnp :D"

heh! that is in fact the basic/first idea that I started with. :)