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Marble - Desktop Globe

Education Apps by tackat 73 comments

First of all, this is an amazing application and I am full of gratitude towards all the people that make it possible.

Then I want to second REMF's feature request, though I didn't even know that Marble uses Wikipedia data (at least I assume that this is meant with "wiki"). The same also should be possible for the OpenStreetMap data.

As both the Wikipedia and OpenStreetMap dumps can be imported into mysql, I reckon that it would be best to allow access to a local mysql database for these and maybe other data. Other applications (e.g. Navik) need to first export the osm data to another special format before they can use them and this uses a lot of diskspace, memory and cpu cycles, especially if one uses the planet.osm. And this way one could for example use the same mysql data for a local Wikimedia instance to mirror Wikipedia as well as for Marble.

Lastly, here are some things I'd like to see in Marble:
- Support for GPS Navigation (via gpsd?)
- Better searching, right now many smaller places can't be found, although they are available in the OSM data.
- Route planning
- Integration for other applications (plugins?):
-- Digikam could provide marble with geotagged images of locations and show icons on the map which could be enlarged by clicking for example.
-- KDE addressbook can also provide geo data and could be used to show contacts and routes on the map.
-- Kismet can provide wlan ap informations.
-- etc. There are probably many more applications that could interact with Marble and maybe it would be good to offer users an easy way to write own scripts, similar to amarok for example. - Sep 22 2008

Amarok 1.x Scripts by sanfanling 19 comments

First of all, this is a great application. Congratulations! I think adding time-tags to lyrics increases their worth dramatically.

Then I guess this becomes a kind of bug report, though I do not know where the bug is, in your app, in amarok or maybe even in me, but somehow, when I create lrc files with the build-in editor, for some music files, namely flac and long mp3s, the text gets displayed more and more delayed towards the end of the file, although I am sure I did tag them correctly. This happens with flac files and with long mp3 files, but just with the ones I created myself with the inbuild editor, files from others get displayed correctly, so that I think it has something to do with the time function in the editor, or the transmission of the time from amarok.
I hope you understand what I mean.

Daniel - Jul 11 2008

Amarok 1.x Scripts by attendant 191 comments


thanks for this great script.

Everything works fine, except that every time I have submitted a lyric, the script exits on song change. I have no clue why it does this since the script log is empty.

Oh, something else: I can't submit lyrics which I haven't got from the web. Is this supposed to be this way?

Daniel - Feb 07 2008
Lyrics ID3

Amarok 1.x Scripts by stifi 60 comments

Thanks for your reply.
What does it mean: "If I choose to let the script try to download and store it in the script folder, it fails."
Well, if I start the "Lyrics from ID3" script, a window pops up and tells me that I need Python-Mutagen and asks me if it should try to download and install it in the script directory. I click yes and after a short while it tells me that downloading and installation failed.
Hmm, forget about it, while writing this I made the above described steps again to check the messages, and this time the installation was successful. I do not know why, all the other times it failed.
However, the question why the script does not recognise the already installed version of Python-Mutagen in the first place remains.

The support is disabled by default. You have to enable it by modifying the source code. If you do not know how to do that do not use ogg-support because it is not tested and will probably not work with unicode.
That's a pity! Is regular ogg-support planned for the future? I really hope so since ogg has many advantages and is becoming more and more popular.

Daniel - Feb 05 2008
Lyrics Manager

Amarok 1.x Scripts by msan 53 comments

Well, I've got the same problem: file ... is not in your collection.
I am on Debian etch with KDE 3.5.5 and use Amarok 1.4.4 as well as the latest Lyrics Manager script, 0.2.9. - Feb 01 2008
Lyrics ID3

Amarok 1.x Scripts by stifi 60 comments

This is a great script, although I have two problems which might be related or not and hope someone can help me with them:

Firstly I can't read the stored lyrics from the tags. Every time I try to launch the 'Lyrics from ID3' script, I am told that Mutagen is needed and the script exits, although Python-Mutagen is installed. If I choose to let the script try to download and store it in the script folder, it fails.

And secondly, the script won't write to .ogg files and just tells me the file format is not supported. Maybe I got this wrong, but I thought the script is supposed to have rudimentary Vorbis support.

I am on a Debian etch system and use Amarok 1.4.4 and KDE 3.5.5. - Jan 31 2008