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  • #1302

    nathanziarek
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    I know there are a few threads already talking about this, and I apologize for polluting the forum with a new one. The other threads seemed to drift to DPAP sharing; I thought it would be beneficial to have a thread dedicated to it.

    That said, I’d only really have a few things I’d really like to see in the server:

      — Ability to read meta data (mostly date-driven, but exposure values, etc are nice)
      — Some sort of keyword ability, either through EXIF keywords or a separate XML file
      — Album file (either through iPhoto XML file import or some standard m3u-like method)
      — Smart Album creation that takes advantage of the meta data and keywords above

    I’ve looked for Linux & Windows programs that can read DPAP shares and came up empty, so I can see that this might be a low priority 🙂 Still, I think it would rock 🙂

    #10161

    rpedde
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    @nathanziarek wrote:

    I know there are a few threads already talking about this, and I apologize for polluting the forum with a new one. The other threads seemed to drift to DPAP sharing; I thought it would be beneficial to have a thread dedicated to it.

    Most importantly, though, what would the name of it be?

    #10162

    nathanziarek
    Participant

    Hmm?

    I have this sneaking suspicion that I am missing something — like you are being sarcastic and I’m not picking up on it. I hate that feeling.

    Anyway, I would name it something cool, like “SUPERFLY.” Or, I guess you don’t want to over sell it. It is just picture sharing, right? mt-dpap has a nice ring to it.

    So…

    n

    #10163

    kellyharding
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    I think only iPhoto can make use of it currently. One central DPAP located repository of all your photos, ala firefly would be great.

    #10164

    rpedde
    Participant

    @kellyharding wrote:

    I think only iPhoto can make use of it currently. One central DPAP located repository of all your photos, ala firefly would be great.

    But I can almost make an argument to shoehorn it into mt-daapd, as having a media library that includes pictures would be nice if one had a upnp front-end, so maybe upnp will be the driver for a dpap front-end.

    — Ron

    #10165

    fizze
    Participant

    Well, that and Id really vouch for pluginifying such stuff 😉

    #10166

    greenleaf
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    @rpedde wrote:

    @nathanziarek wrote:

    I know there are a few threads already talking about this, and I apologize for polluting the forum with a new one. The other threads seemed to drift to DPAP sharing; I thought it would be beneficial to have a thread dedicated to it.

    Most importantly, though, what would the name of it be?

    How about Dragonfly? It fits with a theme of different types of flying insects, and it sounds cool. I haven’t been around this project long enough to know where the name Firefly came from for the project, so maybe I’m way off here. I do know that either adding DPAP sharing to Firefly or creating a new program to do DPAP sharing would fit a much needed role on my home network.

    #10167

    kellyharding
    Participant

    @greenleaf wrote:

    I do know that either adding DPAP sharing to Firefly or creating a new program to do DPAP sharing would fit a much needed role on my home network.

    It would be very useful for me too.

    Kelly

    #10168

    greenleaf
    Participant

    It doesn’t look like much yet, but it looks like someone already started writing a DPAP server, and it looks to be open source, too!

    http://search.cpan.org/~rclamp/Net-DPAP-Server-0.02/lib/Net/DPAP/Server.pm

    I think it’s written in Perl? I’m no programmer, in fact I have trouble just writing shell scripts or batch files, but I’m sure someone else on this forum could expand on that script and make it work with albums and stuff.

    #10169

    greenleaf
    Participant

    So I really want to find some sort of network photo sharing software, since nothing seems to be compatible between my wife’s Mac and my Windows and Linux systems that doesn’t involve browsing through directory structure to view files.

    I was thinking that a database with a table for photo information (i.e. file location, date taken, camera model, etc), another table to list keywords associated with the photos, and possibly another table to hold the smart album information.

    If I was any good at programming i’d write something myself and give it a php-based front-end, but I couldn’t do much more than creating the database to hold the information, and that would be pretty much limited to Postgres, not the sqlite that seems to be preferred for Firefly development.

    Maybe I’m just rambling here, and need to go hire myself a web programmer to make it happen. Anybody have a better idea how to share albums of photos across my network between disparate operating systems?

    #10170

    rpedde
    Participant

    @greenleaf wrote:

    If I was any good at programming i’d write something myself and give it a php-based front-end, but I couldn’t do much more than creating the database to hold the information, and that would be pretty much limited to Postgres, not the sqlite that seems to be preferred for Firefly development.

    Maybe I’m just rambling here, and need to go hire myself a web programmer to make it happen. Anybody have a better idea how to share albums of photos across my network between disparate operating systems?

    Php Gallery?

    http://gallery.menalto.com/

    — Ron

    #10171

    greenleaf
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    Php Gallery?

    http://gallery.menalto.com/

    — Ron

    I looked at that, and it looks interesting, except right now iPhoto is already storing all the photos on the linux server I’d be using to serve them over web protocols.

    I guess we mere consumers weren’t meant to use our own photos that we have taken with our own cameras however we ourselves see fit. I think it’s a sad day when I can more easily share music that someone else created more easily than I can photos that I myself created.

    I guess for now I’ll just keep dealing with my photos the way I have been and just wait and hope that DPAP sharing makes its way into either Firefly or another similar server program, because what Firefly does for music is exactly what I would like to do for my photos, since my wife and I have multiple computers and multiple operating systems that all need access to the same photos.

    #10172

    rpedde
    Participant

    @greenleaf wrote:

    I guess we mere consumers weren’t meant to use our own photos that we have taken with our own cameras however we ourselves see fit. I think it’s a sad day when I can more easily share music that someone else created more easily than I can photos that I myself created.

    That seems not quite right — you aren’t restricted from using them any way you want, so long as you have the wherewithal to make it happen. It’s not like DRM or something where your actual ability to use the items has been removed. What’s standing in your way is time, essentially. There aren’t any artificial roadblocks to your making a nifty photo publishing or sharing application.

    I guess for now I’ll just keep dealing with my photos the way I have been and just wait and hope that DPAP sharing makes its way into either Firefly or another similar server program, because what Firefly does for music is exactly what I would like to do for my photos, since my wife and I have multiple computers and multiple operating systems that all need access to the same photos.

    I think you’ll still have problems, though, as the only dpap clients I know of are iphoto and appletv. So you still won’t have a windows client. Unless there is a windows dpap client I don’t know about.

    I think web based is the most portable application you’ll likely find.

    — Ron

    #10173

    greenleaf
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    @greenleaf wrote:

    If I was any good at programming i’d write something myself and give it a php-based front-end, but I couldn’t do much more than creating the database to hold the information, and that would be pretty much limited to Postgres, not the sqlite that seems to be preferred for Firefly development.

    Maybe I’m just rambling here, and need to go hire myself a web programmer to make it happen. Anybody have a better idea how to share albums of photos across my network between disparate operating systems?

    Php Gallery?

    http://gallery.menalto.com/

    — Ron

    Thanks for pointing me to Gallery for my photo sharing. After some tweaking I finally got it almost behaving exactly how I want it to. Now if I could only make it scan for new photos the way Firefly does for music I’d be set. But at least I figured out how to share my photos with everyone in the house.

    #10174

    flyn

    I have resumed work on the GObject-based libdmapsharing library and have been working on adding server-side support for the DAAP and DPAP protocols. Once this is complete, I hope to write a DAAP / DPAP server that uses libdmapsharing. The libdmapsharing library is available at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/libdmapsharing/.

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