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Original Message Follows:
Subject: Integration of Google Music Into Nightingale Media Player
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 04:37:21 +0000
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> IssueType: music_feedback
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> feedback_desc: Let me precurse this entire email by stating that I love
> Google Music, and that I really love it for my Droid2. It's great for
> I'm at work and for when I'm out jogging. I use it all the time.
> I apologize for using the Android contact form, but I am contacting on
> behalf of the Nightingale Media Player Community, as I'm the de-facto
> leader of the open source media player's development, although it leads
> itself in a sense. Nightingale is an MPL/GPL/BSD compatible media
> forked from Songbird, which is cross platform and is officially
> on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh.
> One of our largest goals is to find a means of integrating Google Music
> into the player. We'd like to have a unified library between Google
> and the local hard drive, syncing between the local drive and Google
> (two way), and we'd also like to integrate player controls and playback.
> The most important feature, though, would be our desire for a Google
> store within the Nightingale player - 7digital is all we have, and the
> community doesn't get a cut of the profits, and to be quite honest, it's
> just not all that great of a music purchasing platform in comparison to
> Google Music. We love Google, and we need funding for servers, and on
> of it all, our community has been crying for weeks wanting a way of
> integrating the cloud music services into the Nightingale media player.
> Google seems the best solution.
> To facilitate these things, we wondered if a private API and/or joint
> effort with our player project would be possible. Our first release had
> close to 15,000 downloads not counting the thousands of Linux users who
> built the player themselves. We're gearing up to release our next
> for Windows, Linux and Macintosh this coming Monday. We feel that if we
> could partner with Google Music, and possibly also get involved with the
> Summer of Code, that we could create a killer player that would eclipse
> iTunes while remaining open source and free for everyone. The Google
> of approval for Nightingale would be like putting the last shovelful of
> dirt on top of iTune's grave.
> We humbly ask you to forward this message to the parties who are
> with such integration, and those who are in charge of Summer of Code (as
> aren't a legal/financial organization), and also ask that you please let
> know what you think.
> Matt Parnell