Add musicvideos to Amarok

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Some month ago i was at home by a friend who had several musicvideos on the screen.
I wondered how he manages all this musicvideos and had the idea that it would be nice to have videointegration into Amarok especially for musicvideos also because I like listening to music and watching the videos.

My idea is:
You have a song (MP3 or any other format wich is not in a format for videos) in your collection (the song has taggs and Labels an so on) and maybe you found the musicvideo for this song on the Internet and downloaded it to your Harddisk.
Wouldn't it be nice just to say: "hey Amarok, I got the musicvideo for this song, here it is."
Just add the video as "additional Media" to the song, so that next time you play this song you can listen to the MP3 and watch the Video you had downloaded and added.
I know that the MP3 now isn't synchronised with the video, but my idea was to have something like the virtualisation-modul of Amarok just with the musicvideo of the song respectively a easy way to manage music with videos. (A function that switches between the sound of the MP3 and the one that comes with the video might also conceivable to get the sound synchronised)
Maybe Youtube integration and other stuff is also possible.

I know it is a little bit crazy but I would be happy to see something like this in the futur.

Another way to get musicvideos into Amarok isn't that difficult I think:
Amarok can play the sound of OGM's (Xine backend?), add taggs and labels to the OGM like to an MP3 (In my case it was a film).
But the Video isnt shown.
Wouldn't it be possible to show the video like in the mockup and get musicvideointegration for Amarok this way?

I hope someone understood what i ment (in spite of my english).
Maybe there is someone who'd like to add this function to Amarok (as modul oder plugin or whatever it's called by Amarok)

//U-P-D-A-T-E
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The feature is going to be implemented in Amarok2!!!
Read the blogentry on http://amarok.kde.org/blog/index.php?url=archives/664-Amarok-2-Gets-Music-Video-Support!.html

Bye
Floh1111

P.S I opened i thread on this topic in a german Linux-Forum: http://www.unixboard.de/vb3/showthread.php?p=291902
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Floh1111

11 years ago

Like I wrote under //UPDATE ;)

Bye
Floh1111

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Znurre

11 years ago

This is already planned for Amarok 2.
http://amarok.kde.org/blog/archives/664-Amarok-2-Gets-Music-Video-Support!.html

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reyfer

11 years ago

Personally, I would hate to see Amarok become an "everything but the sink" app. I'd rather have 1 app for every task (1 for music management and playback <Amarok> 1 for video, etc..). When an app is set to do LOTS of things at once, we get WMP. Amarok is the best because it focuses on being ONE thing.

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Floh1111

11 years ago

I´m exactly of your oppinion.
I don´t want Amarok to become something like WMP too.
I mentioned the idea to create this feature as something like an addon so that you can choose if you want support for videos or not.

Maybe it would be possible to watch each video in Amarok with this feature (because of the Xine backend or other backends the feature would use) but the focus should be set on musicvideos and i don´t think that one would get the idea to watch a movie with Amarok just because he could...

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skaar

11 years ago

maybe extract the music from a video? i've got vids, and i'd rather not have a second copy of the audio floating around.

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skaar

11 years ago

recently somebody posted about putting album art on the screen saver, if instead of just album art, it were the video half of the song, that'd be cool.
for example, lets say i have an flv of 'take on me', but i don't have the separate mp3, if it didn't show the video by default, but only played the audio, till the screensaver started, how bout that, hmm?

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nightrose

11 years ago

Amarok 1.4.x is in Feature Freeze. That means that the probability of this getting implemented are relatively exactly zero :(
However we (the Amarok team) would really appreciate a mockup for Amarok 2 (which looks quite different) for this.

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Floh1111

11 years ago

Ohh yes I´m sorry i knew that 1.4 is in feature freese.
The problem is, that I can´t install a version of Amarok2 now but wanted to pubish the idea already ;)
When I have enough time on the weekend I´ll compile Amarok2 from SVN and try to make a mockup with the new Amarok.

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skaar

11 years ago

i've got about 6 months till my new system is ready, if there's something better than noatun(i've had bad experiences) for viewing music videos and listening to music, i'd prefer it to be like amarok.

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