Music recognition software idea, up for grabs!

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Erkalanger, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2005
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I just got this idea about a music recognition plug-in for your mac. The app would always be active in the background, listening to whatever audio is played back by the computer, trying to recognise music. Like if Im watching a movie and a song plays, a growl-like message will pop up telling me the name of the song and the artist etc. It would be cool if all identified songs where saved in a log file, or even better, in a Spotify playlist for me to go back to and listen to.

    Develop it and you have at least one definite buyer :D
  2. macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    There are some privacy issues with that. Just using something like SoundHound when you need it most would be better. I wouldn't like to be interrupted while watching a movie anyway.
  3. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    One definite buyer means whoever's making it will have to charge a lot to make it worth their time.

    It's a cute idea, but I don't see money in it.
  4. macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    I actually like the idea, but to make any money out of it you'd need some business acumen!

    You have given me an idea though, why not take the idea a lot further? How about a wearable webcam & microphone, and record your entire day. It'll recognise any music you hear, but also record every conversation and use speech recognition to log it, use facial recognition to identify everyone you meet and log their details... (ok, I'm just being silly..)

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