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Re: Bug#722203: RFP: Kids' Media Player - an audio and video player designed especially for children

Control: reassign -1 wnpp
Control: retitle -1 RFP: kmp -- Kid's Media Player - audio and video player designed especially for children

Hi Michael,

Have you considered packaging it yourself? You can ask for advice and 
look for a sponsor on http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors

Full quote below for the benefit of debian-devel.

Kind regards,

On Du, 08 sep 13, 21:16:57, Michael Staggs wrote:
> Package: kmp
> Severity: wishlist
> This is an audio and video player that uses pictures for navigation instead of 
> text to give children the ability to select their own music and videos to play 
> even before they're able to read.  I coded it using Python and PyQT because I 
> gave my five year old daughter a linux box and there wasn't anything out there 
> to fill this niche.
> It features album search by cover art, video search by thumbnail and plays 
> mp3s for audio and mov, mp4, mpeg and m4v videos. It plays the videos full 
> screen and allows pausing by hitting the spacebar or quitting the video by 
> hitting q. For audio, you can play and pause as well. In addition, when you 
> play a song, it searches the album info on wikipedia and, if you're old enough 
> to read, you can click browser to read it.
> I tried to make it very simple and my daughter now uses it daily with no 
> problems. The Doudoulinux developers have expressed interest in putting the 
> kmp in their next major release, but I want to get it out to as wide an 
> audience as possible because there is nothing like it for children right now.
> It is released under GPLv3 and you can get the source tarball (as well as 
> screenshots) from the Qt-apps.org page: http://qt-apps.org/content/show.php?action=content&content=160528
> or the development code from google code: http://code.google.com/p/kids-media-player/
> You can see a video demo of it here: 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s3ETtIGw7I
> I'd really appreciate it if someone could package this and it could be 
> included in Debian.

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