Allow a Video Lens sources customization in localized ISOs

Bug #957027 reported by Sergio Zanchetta on 2012-03-16
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Italian ISO defaults package
Wishlist
Unassigned
candiru
Undecided
Unassigned
ubuntu-defaults-builder (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Now the new Video Lens sources in Precise are:
"YouTube Movies", "TED Talks", "\u641c\u72d0", "RTVE", "Encuentro", "3sat Mediathek", "YouTube Education", "VODO", "Crunchyroll", "SCI-FI-LONDON", "YouTube Shows", "Vimeo", "Bing Video", "Dailymotion"

They seems to be fetched from here:
http://video.u1.to/v0/sources

It should be really nice to provide a way to customize those sources in a localized ISO, like radios in Rhythmbox using ubuntu-defaults-builder
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-defaults-builder

summary: - Allow the Video Lens sources customization
+ Allow a Video Lens sources customization in localized ISOs
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2012-03-16
Changed in ubuntu-defaults-builder (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu localized ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
@results

tags: added: iso-testing localized-iso
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu localized ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://localized-iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs//957027

Changed in ubuntu-defaults-it:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

It's currently hardcoded in /usr/lib/unity-scope-video-remote/unity-scope-video-remote

It should check a file first (which ubuntu-defaults-* supplies) and fall back to the hardcoded value if no file exists.

Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
Changed in ubuntu-defaults-builder (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
David Callé (davidc3) wrote :

Martin, it's not hardcoded, the list of sources is currently provided by http://videosearch.ubuntu.com/v0/sources , based on your IP geolocation.
I agree that it should be handled better, probably by matching these sources to a list of potential translated strings. Or server side.

I'm adding Candiru (the server project) to the bug report.

David Callé (davidc3) wrote :

Rephrasing : it's not hardcoded, in the client.

For the lokalised Dutch(NL) ISO we are looking for something like this as
well. Now we have custom radio stations, bookmarks, etc.

At the moment I wrote a custom lens[1] to search Dutch TV programs. I
presume we definitely need custom code, because each dutch website has its
own format of presenting the search results. So for each website I wrote
custom Python code to parse the results.

I'm not sure if I fully understand this issue. If this functionality will
become available , can we (the Dutchies) can make use of this as well? Or
do you recommend to keep our custom package for a lens, or scope?

[1] - https://launchpad.net/~rachidbm/+archive/unity-lens-tvgemist

Cheers,
Rachid.

On Sat, May 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM, David Callé <email address hidden> wrote:

> Rephrasing : it's not hardcoded, in the client.
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/957027
>
> Title:
> Allow a Video Lens sources customization in localized ISOs
>
> Status in Candiru:
> New
> Status in Ubuntu Italian ISO defaults package:
> Triaged
> Status in “ubuntu-defaults-builder” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
> Status in “unity-scope-video-remote” package in Ubuntu:
> Triaged
>
> Bug description:
> Now the new Video Lens sources in Precise are:
> "YouTube Movies", "TED Talks", "\u641c\u72d0", "RTVE", "Encuentro", "3sat
> Mediathek", "YouTube Education", "VODO", "Crunchyroll", "SCI-FI-LONDON",
> "YouTube Shows", "Vimeo", "Bing Video", "Dailymotion"
>
> They seems to be fetched from here:
> http://video.u1.to/v0/sources
>
> It should be really nice to provide a way to customize those sources in a
> localized ISO, like radios in Rhythmbox using ubuntu-defaults-builder
> https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubuntu-defaults-builder
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/candiru/+bug/957027/+subscriptions
>

David Callé (davidc3) wrote :

If you find interesting sources providing an API, you should open a bug on the Candiru project (https://bugs.launchpad.net/candiru) to ask for it. It could become included by default for everyone, or depending on your geolocation.

You could also turn the lens into a scope for the video lens and make it available in the Software Center. If you need any help with it, I'll be happy to provide some.

Didier Roche (didrocks) wrote :

I don't think the video lens still makes sense in the next context with Unity8 or that I will take time to work on this. please feel free if anyone is interesting into it to have a look :)

Changed in ubuntu-defaults-builder (Ubuntu):
assignee: Didier Roche (didrocks) → nobody
Changed in unity-scope-video-remote (Ubuntu):
assignee: Didier Roche (didrocks) → nobody
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