/c/technical/python/media-playback.txt
/c/technical/python/gstreamer.txt
/c/technical/python/audio.txt

main notes for working with audio video data with python

when playing back media on mac, make sure you are using a terminal associated with the currently logged in user!!
using a different user will allow the video to show up

http://www.google.com/search?q=niftyplayer&btnG=Search&hl=en&sa=2
niftyplayer - Google Search
http://www.varal.org/media/niftyplayer/
NiftyPlayer - a small and simple Flash MP3 player!
http://www.varal.org/media/niftyplayer/flashmp3alizer.html
FlashMP3alizer: Simple example
http://microformats.org/code-tools/
Microformats | Code & Tools
http://www.gmpg.org/xfn/intro
XFN: Introduction and Examples
http://musicplayer.sourceforge.net/
XSPF Web Music Player (Flash) - Plays MP3 on your website
http://forevergeek.com/articles/xspf_a_better_way_to_play_mp3s_on_your_site.php
XSPF A Better Way to Play MP3s on your site
http://xspf.org/quickstart/
XSPF: XML Shareable Playlist Format: Quick Start
http://www.google.com/search?q=python+xspf&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
python xspf - Google Search
http://www.xspf.org/applications/
XSPF: XML Shareable Playlist Format: Applications
http://www.xiph.org/
Xiph.org

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=open+source+flash+media+player&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=
open source flash media player - Google Search
http://flowplayer.org/download.html
Flowplayer / Downloads
http://musicplayer.sourceforge.net/
XSPF Web Music Player (Flash) - Plays MP3 on your website
http://forevergeek.com/articles/xspf_a_better_way_to_play_mp3s_on_your_site.php
XSPF A Better Way to Play MP3s on your site
http://webjay.org/
Where is Webjay? - Music


ultimately, for media playback, probably just want to focus on generating playlists that can be used in any player (m3u) and the mechanisms to send/synchronize data.

this way it shouldn't matter what the user has installed.