Allow save/export of web videos (youtube and friends) to banshee

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Allow save/export of web videos (youtube and friends) to banshee

Alan-8
Hey all, first of all congrats on the 1.0 release, I look forward to
throwing my considerable mp3 collection at it :)  I had this idea
though, and have a bug written up but not submitted as I want to find
out if it's stupid or not.

An interesting and I think stand out feature for Banshee (2.0?) would be
the ability for users to save/export images from online services into
the video player portion of banshee, and export to video aware devices
(ipod video and friends).

Senario:
 - user drags URL link from youtube/vimeo/flickr video/etc or some
   other online video service onto the library portion of banshee
 - banshee recognizes the link and extracts the video for playing
   locally, either by creating a window around the video (ie: just show
   by flash player from the originating site) or actually extracting
   it and saving it locally
 - video is now in the banshee video library and playable / sortable /
   taggable / etc just like any other video in there
 - when attaching a device with video capabilities (ie: ipod, zune,
   etc) the video playlists including those from youtube/etc are
   available for syncing to the devices
 - videos are transcoded on the fly to a compatible format when synced
   to the ipod/etc just as music is.

That's the idea anyway, making it as seamless as possible for the user
to allow them to simply drag a video or link into banshee and have
it available just like any other video would be the goal.  Perhaps
the interface would end up with a video-podcast like interface with
a "Web Video" channel or something?

What do you think?  Worth an enhancement bug?

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Re: Allow save/export of web videos (youtube and friends) to banshee

infernux-2
> Hey all, first of all congrats on the 1.0 release, I look forward to
> throwing my considerable mp3 collection at it :)  I had this idea
> though, and have a bug written up but not submitted as I want to find
> out if it's stupid or not. [...]

Totem already supports "browsing" youtube videos and something like that (with a much nicer GUI) would be great for Banshee imho. Browsing and playing but also "importing" of cause.

The only problem I see is that someone has to actually code the extension and while it would be a nice feature, there are some things which would be more important. But if you want to step up and do it that would be great.

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Re: Allow save/export of web videos (youtube and friends) to banshee

Gabriel Burt
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On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 3:17 PM, Alan <[hidden email]> wrote:
> Hey all, first of all congrats on the 1.0 release, I look forward to
> throwing my considerable mp3 collection at it :)  I had this idea
> though, and have a bug written up but not submitted as I want to find
> out if it's stupid or not.
>
> An interesting and I think stand out feature for Banshee (2.0?) would be
> the ability for users to save/export images from online services into
> the video player portion of banshee, and export to video aware devices
> (ipod video and friends).
<snip>
> What do you think?  Worth an enhancement bug?

I think it's a good idea; would probably fall under
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=525869 at least for now.

Gabriel
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Re: Allow save/export of web videos (youtube and friends) to banshee

Alan-8
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On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 11:37:24PM +0200, [hidden email] wrote:
> > Hey all, first of all congrats on the 1.0 release, I look forward to
> > throwing my considerable mp3 collection at it :)  I had this idea
> > though, and have a bug written up but not submitted as I want to find
> > out if it's stupid or not. [...]
>
> Totem already supports "browsing" youtube videos and something like that (with a much nicer GUI) would be great for Banshee imho. Browsing and playing but also "importing" of cause.
>
> The only problem I see is that someone has to actually code the extension and while it would be a nice feature, there are some things which would be more important. But if you want to step up and do it that would be great.

Not a coder unfortunately (gnome coder anyway), but I've added my
comments to the bug http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=525869 for
now so it doesn't totally get lost.  

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