Play youtube in pMusic


pMusic 5.1.3 supports youtube search, playback and download.

It is Trio Tjandradjaja (trio) that first gave us the feature in you2pup which is a much more complete tool. In opposite to you2pup, pMusic only plays audio, and does not offer any option to choose quality. The bitrate is 128 kb/s.

The youtube support in pMusic is shown in the image below.
  • Search youtube is activated in the search dock
  • Doubleclick on item to add to playqueue
  • While playing, it offers a download option




  • Searching
    When searching youtube inside pMusic, there is a difference in how to specify the best search-string. Youtube has a advanced search-engine which gives result for related items. This means you can specify 'as much as possible' to get the closest result. pMusic has a simple search-engine, and requires the search-string to have a correct syntax. It must not be complete (not even the words) and it isn't case sensitive, but the search will fail if the search-string is misspelled. The consensus is: Search youtube, write whatever. - Else, search simple.

    pMusic adds the word 'music' to the youtube search. Initial testing seems to work good, and gives us primarily songs to play.

    More about searching in pMusic here.


    Downloading
    Check target path and click the Download button. Just so simple. In case the filename has the much used from 'Artist - Title', pMusic will add id3-tags to the file. Anyway, the file will be added to the database. Next time you search for it, you have it locally.

    But, why download:
  • Since the youtube stream lacks length detection, the progress slider doesn't work
  • The trackinfo will mostly not work for youtube streams. To get Lyrics, tags, ..., you need to download
  • Snappiness
  • And the obvious about web connection...


  • Legal issues
    If you are wondering about legal issues, the complete truth does not seem to exist, but some knowledge is linked at the disclaimer page

    Posted on 27 Aug 2016, 06:07 by zigbert - Categories: development
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