[RELEASE] Qobuz : an add-on for the Qobuz music streaming service
#1
Music 
What :
I'm pleased to announce the release of this add-on that aim to provide support for the Qobuz music service
Qobuz is a french music service (like spotify, grooveshark or deezer) that was the first to deliver flac streaming and now the first to stream hi-res tracks Smile

You need a valid account (but you can test it for free for a couple of days when you create a free account).
please report any issue you may encouter.

Where:
1.2.2 is in the official xbmc addons repository, you can install it using the menus.

Who:
The add-on was coded by Showi and (tidalf).
This application uses the Qobuz API but is not certified by Qobuz.
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#2
This is very nice. Qobuz's FLAC lossless streaming rocks.
If you are outside of France, if you send an email to customer service (preferably in french) they will enable your account for you. Wink

What exactly does the xbmc-library patch do? The patch was not available in github so I couldn't examine it.
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#3
Thanks !

When an addon file is added to the music library it doesn't play, so the patch add the resolv in xbmc (it's not pulled yet, but i'll try again after the frodo release) :

an updated patch is available here
https://github.com/tidalf/xbmc/commit/5c...27faf84a9c
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#4
I see.. the music library scanning is a bit crazy though. Why does it ask for a search string? and then it pulls in all the recommendations etc.
I don't think many people want all that in their library. Can it be restricted to just add the albums in your own playlists?
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#5
yeah the scan ask for strings because it goes through the search items. You can use the scan context menu and you can disable the search part in the addons options. but I agree it needs a better fix, but i've not figured it out for now Smile
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#6
Understood.. It is not clear that the 'search' option is the setting is for this.
I really do like the idea of having your tracks in the library though - Especially as you are getting full quality via Qobuz (why are they the only ones doing this?) this level of integration is appropriate.
The only other thing I think I would like to see is a way of creating a new playlist for a selected album like you can do with the Qobuz Player. This would then make it easy to add albums to your own collection (playlists) and this could be used as the sole source for adding to library.

Your python is nicely laid out and commented (I usually hate reading other people's code) so I may well have a play with it when I have some free time.


Once the library issue is more or less resolved, I will produce some OpenElec builds with the patches if others would like this?
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#7
the addon is slightly updated (0.9.11, you should be able to update through the repo) :
- add the context menu "add as new playlist"
- add an option to hide recommendations (in "Others") and as side effect, you can update library without scanning all of them.

And thanks for the remarks (Showi is the main responsible for the "nicely laid out"), fixes and patchs are of course welcomed Smile
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#8
Wow.. that was quick!

Will compile OpenElec with the xbmc patches this afternoon and try it out.
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#9
You rock. Qobuz is the best legal music provider ever. Even without FLAC (which I still always get, personally Smile), they stream/sell MP3 at 320 Kbps, which is more than the Amazons, iTunes and Google Musics (who use 256 Kbps).
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#10
Whistle - try the FLAC streaming. It's awesome.

I have bought a few of their 24bit studio masters too. Easily the best provider as you say. They really should make an english version of their website to open up with a wider range of users.
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#11
(2012-12-06, 19:52)tidalf Wrote: Thanks !

When an addon file is added to the music library it doesn't play, so the patch add the resolv in xbmc (it's not pulled yet, but i'll try again after the frodo release) :
https://github.com/tidalf/xbmc/commit/a8...a694270b4e
edit this one too :
https://github.com/tidalf/xbmc/commit/de...f3daa12614

I built using these changes in Application.cpp but it does not work. I haven't been through the logs as yet, but it does look like I am missing other tweaks such as;
https://github.com/tidalf/xbmc/commit/9f...2695bfc816

However - I think for the majority of users (and to save yourself support headaches once you release the plugin!) it may be better to remove the library integration.
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#12
(2012-12-08, 16:37)lem000 Wrote: I built using these changes in Application.cpp but it does not work. I haven't been through the logs as yet, but it does look like I am missing other tweaks such as;
https://github.com/tidalf/xbmc/commit/9f...2695bfc816

However - I think for the majority of users (and to save yourself support headaches once you release the plugin!) it may be better to remove the library integration.
Nop, this one had been pulled since beta2, anyway the feature is now optional (and disabled by default you're right), i'll post a updated patch later if you want try again Smile
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#13
Perfect!

I will try again to build your patch for OpenElec - I will pull your entire xbmc rather than trying to be clever and hand applying the patches to a git download.
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#14
Built OpenELEC again using the xbmc from your git. Still no joy when trying to play from the library.

Log attached;
http://pastebin.com/5qcvYMAu
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#15
Thanks, the pastebin show that the musicdb:// url resolving had not been done... (if you pulled the frodo branch, the musicdb patch was not applied there)
an updated patch is here :
https://github.com/tidalf/xbmc/commit/5c...27faf84a9c
and the branch frodo (in my github) is now updated and patched.

I've built a ion x64 openelec with this patch, it's here : https://github.com/tidalf/plugin.audio.qobuz/wiki
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