Ye, I hope we can get firefly’s development from the ground again. I recently graduated as Bachelor on software engineering, but started a new education this week to become Master.
Therefore I have little time to help, but I would love to. I guess we’ll have to determine a focus as to what point we should improve firefly.
For example, as said in this topic, we could focus on supporting as many devices as possible, attracting a bigger variety of people.
Or, for example, we could aim to get firefly to support video.
I have managed to use the transcoding script to transcode nearly any video using ffmpeg to flv format, which can be streamed to an embedded flv player.
I wrote a php script which lists and parses all video’s from firefly, creating a list of video’s, making firefly able to stream video’s to the browser.
Also, if we get uPnP working, I bet a lot more people would be interested aswell. Maybe even include DLNA support, if that is possible. (not sure what it is :))
Therefore, firefly’s possibilities are unlimited. It could really be so much more.
I’m very intrested in your transcoding scripts.
I have written a php frontend based on extjs and a lot of custom created ajax functions and complicated encryption options (logon and on-the-fly page encryption using aes).
It uses flash player to play music, on the fly creation of m3u playlists (needs improvement, is being worked on).
I also created a ‘proxy’ script. for fetching http item from mt-daapd http server including support for partial content (makes seeking possible in external apps using daap script i created like winamp, mplayer)
I’m willing to setup a demo if interested and share all the code i created which of course isn’t licensed in anyway (except extjs which is licensed for non-commercial use) and free for anybody who likes it for code or usage.
Let me know! 😉