Hello and happy new year to all,
I’d like to make a suggestion for a future version of Mixxx. The idea would be to make Mixxx compatible with a streaming service provider like Deezer, Spotify or many others. It would offer a library with billions of titles, already tagged, and with a good quality.
Ok, I understand there are few limits and I tried to think about the main ones and some kind of solutions.
- Impossible to list billions on title in the library tab of Mixxx : indeed, but why not having a special tab dedicated to the streaming service which would display the streaming service provider HMI (=more or less displaying the web page called by their URL when logged with an account) ?
- It requests a stable network with a high bandwidth : indeed, this functionality would be only available if you can connect to a performant network
- The songs are protected by DRM and probably encrypted so, impossible to download them locally in PCM format which is a necessary step to add effects, filters and such. Indeed : it would request a kind of partnership with those streaming service providers to develop a special extension which would protect their data from being recorded locally as a file when loaded in Mixxx cache memory.
I think I forgot many other limitation points but, does Mixxx’s development team ever thought about such an evolution ?